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Old 06-21-2009, 06:54 AM   #31
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Hey Hal64HD:

What is a "30 Tooth HDI Sprocket"?

Did you lower your rpm's in 5th gear by switching your sprocket?
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:05 AM   #32
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Hey Hal64HD:

What is a "30 Tooth HDI Sprocket"?

Did you lower your rpm's in 5th gear by switching your sprocket?
30 tooth Harley Davidson International drive pulley. US bikes come stock with a 28 tooth drive pulley
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:58 PM   #33
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I actually have an 07 CD that is doing this. Except it has a miond of its own at times. Once time going down the road I actually watched the fuel gauge go back up to full. (never knew you could make gas go into your tank while going down the road) Mine will stick... then un stick... I use to work in Auto Parts over 10 years ago and I can remember when we first got Seafoam in. It was new to the area. Someone put their Oil Solution in and it hand grenaded the 454 ( guess it cleaned it out too good ) So I know the stuff cleans real well (bad thing was I was the one that sold the can... and sold it to the family farm so i was stuck between a rock and a hard place on this one.... blame was going back and forth... but anyhow) They make a good product. I know my bike seems to be doing the same as the Pre 07's....Guess I will try it and we will see.
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:26 PM   #34
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Just came up with another problem with my resistor strip, namely a dead spot. About 80% into a tank of gas my gauge drops to zilch then 10 miles or so comes back alive. Metering out the strip I found a dead spot about 2 inches from the end of the strip. No conductivity whatsoever. Won't take solder either. Don't know what to do about it. New one costs $200.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:37 PM   #35
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I wonder if this is a high humidity issue. My '06 fuel sender works flawlessly and so does the same technology one in my '95 GPZ1100. Guess I'm happy to live in relative low humidity Colorado....

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Old 07-27-2009, 04:46 PM   #36
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Tried several tanks of Seafoam, still not working correctly.
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:34 PM   #37
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called Harley's home office today, they palyed dumb on the fuel gauge subject.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:34 PM   #38
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Fuel gauge sender problem fixed!!

Tried this "possible fix for the faulty fuel gauge" 2 days ago on my bike that has read empty after I fill the tank up then goes to full slowly after about 15 miles. It worked and now the gauge works as it should. Thanks Steppenwolf!
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:38 PM   #39
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Since my bike was badly burned in a fire I 've had the opportunity (if you can call it that) to extensively dismantle and rebuild it...still in the process. Fortunately I purchased a Rick's tank sometime back and didn't install it at the time.

I've since fitted it and another complete fuel pump assembly. Before fitting this 'new' (second hand) unit I thought i would check the float to see if it was working properly 'electrically'.

Checking out both strips on either side of the fuel strip you'll find that one is plain and the other side a resistance strip. Both appeared to have a residue or light film coating over them probably from continuous fuel immersion? I cleaned both strips with a mild abrasive paper. I then got my multimeter and set it to the ohms scale. Placing a probe on either side of the fuel strips at the top most point I then slid the fuel guage sender float up and down the strip and noted changes in the resistance value from the top (least resistance) to the bottom (highest resistance). The fuel guage reads the resistance values not fuel.

I think removing the plastic base plate and soldering the contacts is a good idea. From the pixs posted initially it looks as though the pins are removed at the top plate and the base plate pulled down.

The epoxy worries me a bit as current fuels seem to dissolve most adhesives I'm aware of, especially if continually immersed.

At this time I don'r need to add another task to my rebuild list.

Is there a better method of securing the plate?
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You'll have to forgive him when he doesn't reply. Our friend Steppenwolf has been gone a bit more than a year now. RIP, my friend.
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I was a doubter for the magical mystery oil, however I did try it and after 93 miles my gauge became un-stuck. My float was hanging up just below the red indication. My guess is maybe the oil made it just slippery enough
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:06 PM   #43
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I believe the are Brass not Copper
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Tried several tanks of Seafoam, still not working correctly.
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I actually have an 07 CD that is doing this. Except it has a miond of its own at times. Once time going down the road I actually watched the fuel gauge go back up to full. (never knew you could make gas go into your tank while going down the road) Mine will stick... then un stick... I use to work in Auto Parts over 10 years ago and I can remember when we first got Seafoam in. It was new to the area. Someone put their Oil Solution in and it hand grenaded the 454 ( guess it cleaned it out too good ) So I know the stuff cleans real well (bad thing was I was the one that sold the can... and sold it to the family farm so i was stuck between a rock and a hard place on this one.... blame was going back and forth... but anyhow) They make a good product. I know my bike seems to be doing the same as the Pre 07's....Guess I will try it and we will see.
My fuel gauge (LED lights use same resistor sending unit as analog gauge) is acting up a little too. Seafoam sounds a little risky, so I've decided to add Brasso to my next tank.

Ill let you know...
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ok, so after heaps of mucking around i have come up with something, my gauge has dead spots through the middle but it's not the strip thats the issue rather the two prongs either side as they dont seem to be putting enough pressure onto the strip so as to provide an easy slide action, i have bent them in harder but with to much pressure the float does not move at all so it needs just enough pressure, soldering them together is not the answer. maybe the float and srip design from he marine engine would be better if modified to suit.
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mine is back to working for now but with time the spring tension of the prongs to the strip wears off
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