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1100 Fuel Tank Component Questions

I have a few questions about various fuel tank attributes on a 1982 GL1100.

1.) Does anyone know the ohm range of the OEM sender unit? That seems to be the critical variable to know when looking to substitute similar parts. Of course if you have already solved this problem just giving me the make and part number of the best-fit replacement would be REALLY generous.

2.) Is there a OEM replacement number for a Fuel Cap that transfers to Stant or some other after market manufacturer?

3.) I seem to have a drain fitting brazed into the bottom of the tank on the battery side. NONE of the literature or resources I have show a fitting there. Just curious about the thread specs.

Now... that you have read my post you get to see my old girl.

Thanks for any help.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2015, 01:35 AM
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The sender unit is 75-80 ohms at empty and 6-10 ohms full.
I have a Stant 10810 vented cap on mine, looks a little different but fits and works fine.
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FYI..I have several sender units in working order for the gl1100's $20 plus shipping and one can be yours.

Also generally the reason old ones quit is the little copper wire breaks..you can unwind one turn and re-solder the end to the connecting point.

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Thanks for the resistance range spiral... good pookie.

RB... can you PM me a picture? I don't know if mine works or not but it is really rusted. I just can't bring myself to put that nastified thing back into my fresh and clean tank.

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The drain bolt on the tank. I doubt after all this time that you'd be able to get it out without damaging the tank. I know I never could on some old wings I had. In draining the tanks on these old bikes, I've removed the top part of the tank and used a syphon to get the bulk of old gas out and the remainder will evaporate. You'll likely have to make a new gasket where the sender unit goes on the tank as once they are disturbed they usually leak.

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So you are saying that you have seen a drain fitting on a GL1100 before... because I sent mine out to a place here in town and had the tank boiled out and interior sealed...

Then my house flooded on Memorial Day weekend. 16 inches...

I am just getting my Man Cave back together well enough to begin working on old girl again... and now there is this drain plug I hadn't noticed before. The plug was missing so I went to see if I could find the part.

There is no part number... nor is this drain represented in any manual... or any electronic resource that I use.

It looks like it's 1/4" NPT thread but I just thought I'd try the forum first to see if anyone knew the thread pattern.

That sender unit gasket is still available and costs less than three bucks. It's not worth my time to even consider making a gasket for that cost... so a new one is on the way from Cyclemax even as a write this.

They showed the gas filler cap and the sender unit as still available too... but Betty called me the next day and told me Honda had discontinued those parts.

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Why don't you clean it up before you show pictures?

Why ain't we ridin'?
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Actually Dennis... the only thing I have painted is the gas tank.

I am determined to keep that worn, burnished look old bikes have. So other than the gas tank the only thing I have done is, wipe, pick, scrub and hand polish the bits.

Check this one out... this was Monday, May 25th 2015.

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FYI if you dip the sender unit in a muractic acid/water 50/50 bath you can "clean' it up in a few minutes, stronger solutions less time in the bath or you can use vinegar too..... you can take the little box cover off and look inside if you want..but if the ohms change as you move the float arm ..it's working.

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FYI if you dip the sender unit in a muractic acid/water 50/50 bath you can "clean' it up in a few minutes, stronger solutions less time in the bath or you can use vinegar too..... you can take the little box cover off and look inside if you want..but if the ohms change as you move the float arm ..it's working.
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