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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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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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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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:banghead: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!:moped:
 

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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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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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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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Great fix for a piss poor fuel guage. I just replaced my fuel pump, filter, ECM, etc., etc. Bad fuel is zero tolerance for VRod. When fuel guage gets into yellow, go top off tank. The gas cools the fuel pump!! It will overheat and fry the ecm. Also whatever fuel management comp you have too. Word of caution. The ecm and pump aint cheap! Now she runs like the wicked beast in heat!! Keep it FULL of the best gas, and DONT use as treatments orther than a touch of raceing fuel now and then, or we bit of octane boost. This works!
 

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fuel pump cooling

The fuel cools the pump by passing through the inside! There is minimal cooling added from the fuel surrounding the outside of the pump. If you have a blocked fuel filter this makes the pump work harder
and will over heat it. No amount of fuel in the tank will prevent this from happening. These pumps are designed to run in or out of fuel.
 

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My fuel gage was a little "wonky" when I first got this bike, but just as a preventive measure, I added about 4 ounces of Schaeffer's "Neutra" fuel system cleaner to make sure the injectors and whatnot were spotless. After a few tanks of fuel with Neutra added, my fuel gage seems to be working quite well. *shrugs shoulders*
I know some GM vehicles' gages will start working correctly with some Techron concentrate added to the fuel for a couple tankfuls. Maybe that's all it needed. The science behind the Techron fix was that ethanol blends tend to strip any tarry substances off the tank walls, etc. and they land on the sending unit. The Techron dissolves these deposits. If I'm not mistaken, there's even a GM TSB on the subject.
 

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Cycle the run switch..

Whenever I start or turn on my bike and get empty or the wrong reading, I have found a quick fix.

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First of all, I always have my bike on "run" (turn it on and off with the key, and you won't ever get a dead battery from the headlight staying on during a lunch....as I found out on my first group ride....go figure..), so when I turn my bike on with the key, It's already in the run position. -This has nothing to do with the fix, it's just an FYI-

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When you turn the bike Ignition On, and have the switch on the Run position, and the gas guage shows empty or low, and you know it's not...
Click the run/off switch to off..wait 2 seconds... switch it to run... and magically it slowly raises to your current level. This won't take more than 5 seconds for a full tank. VOIALLA, you're done! This has worked every time for my bike atleast.
I personally use the trip meter, but it is still nice to see the gas guage running as a backup. }:)

Let me know if this works for you too, as like I said... it has worked every time for me, and takes only a few extra seconds before you start the bike.

If you have the problem of your tank not EVER reading any gas, this prob won't help.... but if it's the 50% of the time the gas guage is wrong, this should fix it (for a while atleast).
 
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