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Old 02-15-2012, 12:35 AM   #61
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And if it don't ,next time just use a old tooth brush with the cleaner
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:52 AM   #62
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And if it don't ,next time just use a old tooth brush with the cleaner
tnx for the tip....hope to last atleast a couple thousand miles now
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:15 PM   #63
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I bought a used 07 with only 5000 miles and have the same problem with the fuel guage, but I'm no mechanic, so I guess I'll have to pay the dealer mechanical fees to fix..........
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:08 PM   #64
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I bought a used 07 with only 5000 miles and have the same problem with the fuel guage, but I'm no mechanic, so I guess I'll have to pay the dealer mechanical fees to fix..........
Your bike doesn't use a resistive strip to measure fuel level (it has an ultrasonic "time of flight" level sensor) so the topic of thread doesn't apply to your problem.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:39 AM   #65
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Thanks Steve, I'm a woman, so not too up on mechanics :-)
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:32 AM   #66
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Is there anywhere to get the ring tool besides the Stealership?
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:08 PM   #67
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Is there anywhere to get the ring tool besides the Stealership?
I knew I'd seen one somewhere.

http://www.v-mod.com/shop/viewProduc...D=138&PID=3496
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:02 AM   #68
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More older fuel sensor repair info.

Before I changed out my stock 3.5 gallon tank for the UE tank my gas gauge had worked flawlessly for 2 plus years. After the install the gauge worked intermittently? Removed the entire fuel pump/ sender assembly and cleaned it twice and the problem got worse till it stopped working all together. The third time I removed it I wasn't getting resistance across the two connectors at the top of the sender strip. Further "magnified" inspection showed that the connector tab that is soldered to the strip even though it looked connected it wasn't. Got out my soldering iron and re did the bad connection. Gauge works perfectly again!! Be very careful to not heat the connection for too long as you might melt the black plastic insulator and then your screwed.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:53 AM   #69
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Yeah, well.... My fuel gauge is rock steady - - always wrong! It shows empty after having used only 2.4 gallons (pessimistic by nearly 40%?). I make 100 miles, on average, and feel totally safe going another 30 miles while still having 'wiggle room' to find another gas station to my liking. Never hit bottom, or even close! Laugh when I cycle my trip meter and see H-Ds estimated "176 mile range" after fill-up. Really?! Not in my lifetime! Though I'd love to see my VRSCA make 45mpg but have come to recognize that it could if only in Jewish overdrive, downhill and with a strong tailwind!
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:09 PM   #70
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The reason Harley made a reset odometer is because they knew the fuel gage would not work. I reset the odometer and have never run out of gas. If I watched the gas gauge I would still be pushing my VRod home. The only reason Harley put a gas gauge on the VRod is so that people who were going from autos to bikes would feel secure knowing how much gas they had to get home with. They knew that long term Harley riders would not be fooled by the funning looking gauge.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:45 AM   #71
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I ordered the tool from Vmod on April 7 and never got it. Emailed last week asking where it was and was told they misplaced my order and they were out, but making more. Still haven't seen it a month later. Piss poor service if u ask me.
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I ordered the tool from Vmod on April 7 and never got it. Emailed last week asking where it was and was told they misplaced my order and they were out, but making more. Still haven't seen it a month later. Piss poor service if u ask me.
Give these guys a try. That's where I bought mine.
http://www.unlimitedengineering.com/...ml?id=PA8YfCfq
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Thanks. I will order one from them. It's $10 cheaper too.
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Isn't there someone on here who made one of those out of a coffee can? I just use a common screwdriver and small hammer and tap on one side, then the other, etc until it starts to move. Then just finish it by hand. Don't hit it too hard though, it will break the plastic tabs off.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:02 PM   #75
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Tried that and a rubber strap wrench. Won't budge.
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