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Old 11-22-2008, 08:42 PM   #16
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Do you know something like SEA FOAM ? Sea foam is not imported in Europe.

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Old 11-24-2008, 02:15 PM   #17
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Been reading about these problems a bit and I don't have the problem BUT oxide on Copper is conductive, shouldn't be a problem. Is the plating on those contacts copper ?

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I believe the are Brass not Copper
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:46 PM   #18
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Very smart ! If this works out to be the fix for 02thru 06 do you know if the 06 sender will fit in the 07?
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:57 PM   #19
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Very smart ! If this works out to be the fix for 02thru 06 do you know if the 06 sender will fit in the 07?
No. The earlier sending unit is physically incompatible with the newer fuel tank and electrically incompatible with the newer fuel gauge circuit.
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:12 AM   #20
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Arrow Sea Foam...

I am not a mechanic, can barely get through changing the oil on my '04 VROD in under two hours so I am not sure if I want to A) try this fix on my own or B) pay someone at Harley to fix my gas gauge if I can use the Sea Foam.

I appreciate the link to the Sea Foam site but I was not able to find anything that specifically talked about motorcycles or how much to add to a motorcycles talk of gas?! They did say about 1 ounce per gallon. Is this 1 ounce per gallon recommended for the VROD as well? And it says when the engine is warm.

So maybe fill up the tank, drive around for a few miles, then drop in 3-4 ounces, wait five minutes, and then start the engine again? I am nervous about this so I wanted to post for some reassurance before attempting this.

Thank you ahead of time. First time on the site, first post, but excited now to read through the threads. I have had many small issues with the bike now over the years and the gas gauge not working is just the latest. I am happy I hopped online to google some questions-this looks exactly like the site I was hoping would exist!

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Old 02-23-2009, 08:13 PM   #21
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I've used Sea Foam many times. It does a great job of cleaning the junk of the front cylinder intake valves. No issues as far as I'm concerened.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:05 PM   #22
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I've used Sea Foam alot in all kinds of things including my bike. I don't know if it helps all the thing they claim, but its never hurt anything. All auto parts stores carry it.
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:35 PM   #23
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Got the Sea Foam today at WalMart

I am going to try it out this weekend and see if that fuel gauge starts working. I will update the thread on my results for future readers of this thread.

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Old 03-23-2009, 06:52 PM   #24
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Is this the actual problem? Did it work? It just seems weird that if the sender contacts ere not connecting properly than the gauge would not read at all.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:40 PM   #25
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Seafoam

Unfortunately we have a bit of snow where I am in Utah. I did put the SeaFoam in as recommended and have burned through 2/3 of the tank and it has not solved the problem. I may have to drive it to empty to see a change. I will update though...


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Old 03-25-2009, 02:00 PM   #26
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Is this the actual problem? Did it work? It just seems weird that if the sender contacts ere not connecting properly than the gauge would not read at all.
unfortunatly he has past, i don't know of anyone else who has tried this.


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Old 06-07-2009, 09:44 PM   #27
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I tried Seafoam in my 02 today on a poker run. It didnt fix the problem, but it did seem to help a little. Gonna try another tank and see if it helps.
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:22 PM   #28
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I have used both Sea Foam and Marvel mystery oil. IMHO the marvel mystery oil worked better on the fuel level sensor than the sea foam did.
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:42 PM   #29
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You used Marvel Mystery Oil on your bike & it didn't mess up the sensors etc? Years ago my buddy put that in his 1988 Camaro 305 V-8 & afterwards it never ran right again... He eventually sold the car... so frustrating.
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there are no sensors to mess up using Marvel mystery oil in the bike
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