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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-20-2018, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Okay I'll yank the seat and check that I assume if it reads right it will be the other sensor on the pump? If that's what it is should I replace the pump too or does it come as a complete unit fuel pump and both sensors?

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I would pull the pump and check if the float on it is stuck. Good chance though it would come unstuck when pulling it out. You might try removing the main sensor at the front first, might be able to see the lower one from there. The lower unit does with the pump, the upper one is separate.

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Okay I think I wait to pull the seat it's reading full after I filled it up so if it was stuck that might have unstuck it. I have to take it to Honda Saturday to get the rear tire replaced and then do some riding I zeroed the trip meter and will see when it hits 1/4 tank how many miles I've gone. I should be able to get about 220 miles out of a tank of gas Right? This is my first 1800 so I'm still learning things about it but that's about what I got on my 1500

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Okay I think I wait to pull the seat it's reading full after I filled it up so if it was stuck that might have unstuck it. I have to take it to Honda Saturday to get the rear tire replaced and then do some riding I zeroed the trip meter and will see when it hits 1/4 tank how many miles I've gone. I should be able to get about 220 miles out of a tank of gas Right? This is my first 1800 so I'm still learning things about it but that's about what I got on my 1500

If the lower sensor is stuck it won't have any effect until it gets down to about 1/4 tank. I have gotten as much as 265 miles out of a tank but I usually don't try to stretch it that far. If I'm on a trip I start looking for gas after 200 miles. The low fuel light on my 2010 comes on somewhere between 215 and 230, on the 08 I had it would come on at about 210 every time.

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Thanks Dave. On my 1500 about 220 is as far as I've gone on it I never pushed it over that and I'm really not sure it would have gone much farther I got about 38 mpg. I'll just do like I did on the 1500 start looking at about 200 miles and I should be okay. I'm probably going to ware you guys out until I learn this thing I didn't find this site until I had my 1500 for about 4 years so I had a lot of trial and error on it that I really don't want to do on this one.

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Well I was finally able to do some riding so I filled it up at a little over 1/4 reading on the gauge it took 4.2 gallons it figured 38.7 mpg now
I have an idea how far I can go on a tank. Looks to me like the gauge isn't reading right. I have also read on several post to put a 180 70 16 tire on the rear to fix the speedometer reading faster than it is really going I did that on mine and no change at all. Did I miss read something? I thought the speedo got the reading from the front tire? It did on the 1500 anyway.

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The speedometer on an 1800 reads off the transmission so putting a taller rear tire on does change it, the tach vs. speedometer will not change though, have to check it by GPS. 4.2 gal. at about 1/4 tank is pretty close to right. It should show 1/2 tank at about 120 miles.

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Changing rear tire has no effect on speedometer since its driven off front wheel of most bikes. I would not have a clue about the 1800 because I haven't looked at 1 of those. A taller tire on the rear will slightly drop rpms so will help a bit on gas mileage
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The speedometer on an 1800 reads off the transmission so putting a taller rear tire on does change it, the tach vs. speed will not change though, have to check it by GPS. 4.2 gal. at about 1/4 tank is pretty close to right. It should show 1/2 tank at about 120 miles.



ummm, Dave,


think about it for a minute.

The tach reading versus speed WILL change if you install a larger diameter tire.




it just is not nearly as noticeable as the Speedometer is Simply because most of us don't document the Tach rpm at a specific GPS speed. We are more focused on GPS vs Speedometer reading.



I for one, did notice the RPM difference when the Michelin tire was installed, versus the E3 that was taken off... it was not much, and I did not write it down.



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ummm, Dave,


think about it for a minute.

The tach reading versus speed WILL change if you install a larger diameter tire.




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NO it will not on an 1800, think about it. Actual speed yes but by speedometer no.

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