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The vast majority of the available non alcohol gas in this area is 89 octane. I thought these bikes required 91. I would like to get the non alcohol but have been concerned with the octane. Does anyone have any recommendations or ideas. This is in response to the issue of good fuel causing fewer problems for the fuel sending unit.
 

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I'm surprised nobody has addapted a capacitance sending unit to these bikes. No moving parts and 100% reliable.
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Has anyone else tried this fix? I'm looking for a follow up report.

Thanks.

Yes, I have used this fix and it has worked on my bike for 4 years and counting. Be very careful when working with the large opening of the fuel tank exposed and disconnect the maxi fuse before you start work. Not a bad idea to cover the opening,have a fire exingisher,and maybe work outside if possible and not raining.

Sea foam is good to through in you fuel tank for storage and I do notice a tendency for the fuel gauge to stick for the first rides of the season after sitting for 5 months.
 

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If you're asking about the late Steppenwolf's fix, I did it too. My fuel gauge has been rock solid - wrong - since my repair. So I'd say the suggested fix is real, and I probably didn't do it quite right - either leaving too much resistance or not enough...
I've learned to recognize the low fuel light and empty gauge at 60 miles (half tank) ever since the fix - but at least it works...
 

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Yes, I did use Steppenwolf's post to repair my sender unit. But 4 years later, on my first ride of the year, it went from 3/4 full to empty in about 2 minutes. I took the sender unit out again and cleaned the metal bar that the float slides up and down lightly with a SOS pad to remove a black build up of whatever. Problem solved. Sea foam didnt help me this winter.
 

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Just got off the phone wtih Harley "Customer Service"

Here is the Sea Foam website with all the info below. Our Wal-Marts up north at least where I am don't have it. I get it at a Menards, home depot or probably a Lowes I would assume has it. Otherwise just a hardware store.

http://www.seafoamsales.com/motorTuneUpTechGas.htm
Thanks for this post, HD's solution was for me to buy and pay for a kit to swap it to the new system for $798.00 Plus Install expenses!

They have teflon-coated themselves so well to cover this bad part, why couldn't they have coated that contact strip with something that protected the strip from sulfur in fuel additives????
 

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Thanks for this post, HD's solution was for me to buy and pay for a kit to swap it to the new system for $798.00 Plus Install expenses!

They have teflon-coated themselves so well to cover this bad part, why couldn't they have coated that contact strip with something that protected the strip from sulfur in fuel additives????
The new "sonar sensor" cannot be fitted into the older "Float sensor"
The Resistor Strip is no longer available without the purchase of the entire fuel module assy. Sounds like someone is bending you over seeing how the entire fuel module assy part# 75123-01 list for $394.99
 

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As for the original post from Steppenwolf (RIP) I had to change my fuel filter and figured what the heck, I'll try the possible fix. I had tried several times before just cleaning the sender strip per the TSB. Every time it would work for about 3-4 tanks of fuel and then would go back to the inaccurate readings again.

After performing the "Fix" which I did a month and a half ago and 1500 miles. I am happy to report so far so good. The gauge is stable and works better than it ever has, even after I cleaned the strip previously. I will keep a eye on it and give updates.
 

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Techron and Marvels Mystery Oil and my gauge has worked after the 4th fill-up just fine! 2 oz of Marvels per gallon and 1oz of Techron per gallon filled and it's worked fine on my '03


-Don
 

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I installed the Steppenwolf fix about 5 years and 100,000 miles ago and have not had a failure since.
 

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While replacing the gas filter in my 07 vrscaw I broke the breather line where the line connects on the top of the tank . I need to get a whole new unit. Where can I get a new one . Dealer wants $400.00
 

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I am sure he is on an extended road trip somewhere.
 

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Yes, it does. 2006 VRSCR done 7 years ago and still working.
 

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Sea Foam

Thread revival. My '16 Night Rod fuel gauge just quit...2500mi....anyone know if this fix works?
Before you break it all down, try using the Sea Foam remedy! Anytime my gauge starts to act up, I add Sea Foam and that takes care of it. In your case you may need to use it for several fill ups. It'll clean your whole fuel system....
 
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