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.
Hi, Looking for a recommendation for a place that works on vrods, in the Milwaukee, WI area. I know dealers will service them, but I am looking for a place that really knows vrods, as we know they are not typical Harleys
My 2006 vrscd need some maintenance, and a new clutch.
Thanks in advance
Can somebody show me a picture of a rear breather tube so I can see how it looks like? I had a rear valve oil leak and the dealer said they change the breather tube. When I came home, I have the same problem. I opened the airbox cover and I can see a corrugated tube that is clamp to the top of...
Just a disclaimer before I start, I dont speed on roads I have little experience with. There is a long, smooth, 4 lane road out of town with little traffic that Ive ridden thousands of miles on that I like to occasionally open it up on to really experience that VRod craziness!
Last time I was...
Greetings and thank you for your help.
My '03 with 12K miles is barely running after storage. It started this spring and idled somewhat ok at first but at some point it died and now it runs very poorly (on one cylinder) for a few seconds than than cuts off. That happened same time as I replaced...
Hey all. Seem to be developing a small leak on the bottom left of the rad. Couple of pics attached as to where. Seems to collect right at that screw or whatever that is. Any ideas if this is a hose or something more serious?