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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I bought a 2006 night rod a couple months back and it was running great. Decided to take off the oil pan, trans cover, alternator cover. Water pump cover, and have it all powder coated black. When I reinstalled everything after powder coat the bike starts and runs but won’t go over 4000 rpm...
i am new to Vrod ownership so bear with me
bike will crank & run approx 300 ft and quits
about 30 minutes before it will start again then the same results
i get DTC U1255 in the first section of manually pulling DTC
NO HISTORY Codes this bike has a TSM no security no fob
i took it to local...
The parts manual does not show any o-ring associated with the rear caliper bleeder, but after changing the rear bleeder nipple (I rounded the crap out of the original, more on that later) I noticed the new one sat much deeper in the caliper than the original did. I day later I found a tiny...
Hi there, I'm an auto/diesel technician diagnosing a crank, no start on an 06 Vrod. I specialize in electrical/electronic diagnostics, but bikes are new to me.
The bike was on a trip, rider stopped for fuel and wouldn't restart, only cranks. Another technician looked at it and diagnosed an IAC...
I believe my problems started when I jump started my vrod. Rode it for a bit then I began to sputter out. If I stopped at a red light bike would die....I had to make it to the highway and gun it home.
Made it home and had oil spit out from throttle body area, bike sat for a week while I got...