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Old 12-31-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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Happy new year a little early. Ok a month ago i bought a 05 screaming eagle . Question is the feul gauge as bad as the reg vrods. The red indicator lites on my feul gauge goes up then down the back up. This contiues until there r only 3 indicator lites showing does anyone else have this problem or is this normal
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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Yes, it works just like the analog needle gauges. It also fails just like them too.

The week link is the sending unit. There are two copper plates within the float that corrode and fail to contact each other eventually. The sliding contacts on those plates also fail to make electrical contact with either or both sides of the long, silver, resistant strip.

To restore full function, the sending unit should be thoroughly cleaned periodically. To ensure longer maintenance intervals, the float should be disassembled and the copper plates should be soldered together.

Be careful, replacement cost is $400 + labor.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:40 PM   #3
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Yes, it works just like the analog needle gauges. It also fails just like them too.

The week link is the sending unit. There are two copper plates within the float that corrode and fail to contact each other eventually. The sliding contacts on those plates also fail to make electrical contact with either or both sides of the long, silver, resistant strip.

To restore full function, the sending unit should be thoroughly cleaned periodically. To ensure longer maintenance intervals, the float should be disassembled and the copper plates should be soldered together.

Be careful, replacement cost is $400 + labor.
thanks Dr Dave. see u in Daytona
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:44 PM   #4
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Try one shot of Marvel mystery oil every other tank full and keeps mine working and bike runs find too ! I use a old 35 mm film holder to measure it out.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:53 AM   #5
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Try one shot of Marvel mystery oil every other tank full and keeps mine working and bike runs find too ! I use a old 35 mm film holder to measure it out.
Thanks Heavens Thunder. See you in Daytona
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:37 PM   #6
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Thanks, Heavens Thunder. Will see if I can find Marvel Mystery Oil here in Korea. I notice when my bike sits for a few weeks, the gauge acts up until she runs 30-40 miles then it is okay. Seems like with just a little engineering effort this problem could be fixed.
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Walmart has it over here .Take Care SpiritWarrior and Wish you the Best in 2013.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:10 PM   #8
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I was gonna ask the same thing. Sometimes, mine lights, up, sometimes it doesn't. One time I was running with the gauge showing the range reading and it dawned on me it wasn't moving off 24 miles, left. I now just go by my odometer and start looking for fuel at 90. I do want to fix it because I'm contemplating selling my bike ( and yes I know I will regret it). I was wondering if the fuel gauge problem was the same between all units on 05, just the CVO has the red lights added as a feature. I guess I'm too lazy to look, but has anyone done a step by step on fixing it?

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I believe the Ethonol gas is the promblem and causes contacts to brake down and corison. The marine gas I put in once in a while and Marvel mystery oil and a shot of octane booster does it and works great.
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