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Old 12-31-2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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The Bane of many our existence....

My 3rd fuel gauge sending unit in 7 years, should have been replaced 3 years ago but neither here nor there. cannot remember anyone posting a picture of this plague before so here it is, Happy New Year.
Wonder if the new one will last until Spring.


Added to my ever growing wall of death
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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Are those few parts (and a trans, as I recall) the only parts you replaced in 100,000 miles?!?!?! Add 10 sets of tires, 55 gal of oil, 30 oil filters, a random bulb here and there - amazing! Motorcycles have come a LONG way! Watercooling helps so much! Normally, rings and pistons and bottom ends and valves would go bad - @ 25K. I love this motor - just about bulletproof, and simple to work on. Runs and runs and runs. Little bits break. A gas gauge is a luxury - not really needed - but agravating when they break. I think it is fantastic that you selected the V. I am sure the Trumpet will have a larger wall of death at 100K. Mine broke often, but, it was years ago. I am sure they are better now, but, it will be interesting to see the durability on a high mileage guy. Enjoy!
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:13 PM   #3
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Many tires and brake pads, I am surprised what little has gone wrong with this bike especially considering this is the 1st year of production model. Biggest problem of course is the time involved in fixing it waiting for parts and my local problem of few quality shops to do the work.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:06 PM   #4
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I solved the fuel gauge issue using Steppenwolf's suggestion. Have had no trouble in about 100K miles since I did his fix. Here is a link to the "HOW TO"
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I just bought a new one my self! I got the one for the VRSCR though because it was less than 1/2 the price! Only paid $98 from New Castle Harley on line!
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:45 PM   #6
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I just bought a new one my self! I got the one for the VRSCR though because it was less than 1/2 the price! Only paid $98 from New Castle Harley on line!
R has a 5 gal tank doesnt it?
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:15 PM   #7
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R has a 5 gal tank doesnt it?
Yes it does! Thats the reason I wanted it. I have the UE tank installed and even when the gauge worked it was inaccurate because the shape of the UE tank is larger at the bottom just like the R tank. 3 gallons of fuel in the tank only fills it 1/3 up from the bottom the remaining 2 gallons fills the rest of the way to the top.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:33 PM   #8
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Who needs a fuccin fuel gauge anyway .........
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:51 PM   #9
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City boys, just ask Lux! Happy New Year 2013
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Must be something in that SoCal gas. Mine hasn't been changed since 15k.
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Who needs a fuccin fuel gauge anyway .........
Wait till ya push it.
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55K on my 03A and N E V E R had an issue with the fuel gauge. i even installed a ricks tank back in 06 ( i cleaned the strip while i had it off the tank but truthfully it didnt look dirty really ) and after a few fill ups, the gauge has adjusted itself and has read correct ever since. maybe i am lucky i dont know.
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55K on my 03A and N E V E R had an issue with the fuel gauge. i even installed a ricks tank back in 06 ( i cleaned the strip while i had it off the tank but truthfully it didnt look dirty really ) and after a few fill ups, the gauge has adjusted itself and has read correct ever since. maybe i am lucky i dont know.
I've been lucky as well. No issues with the gauge in 6 years.
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Wait till ya push it.
Been there done that twice now! The big problem is when I really get on it the mileage is about 32 mpg when riding easy it's as high as 40 mpg. That's 25% difference from tank to tank. It's nice to have a second reference in the fuel gauge!
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