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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel Gauge 2007 GL1800

Okay here goes the first for this bike. It's a new to me 2007 GL1800 The fuel gauge was reading 1/4 tank and I ran out of gas. Could the float be sticking at 1/4 tank? It couldn't be that simple could it?



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It would be helpful to know how much it held to fill it up. I think the low fuel light should have came on regardless if the float was stuck.

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you should have had the Low Fuel light shining in your eyes about 1.1 gallons before running out of fuel.


I carry a 1 gallon leak proof jerry can in the right saddle bag, just in case.
I cannot afford to be caught out in the open in high temps, would have a heat stroke.


as for the fuel gauge, most of them read pretty darn close on the 1800s....
something caused your fuel gauge to not read right.


as Dave mentioned, if you were truly empty, it would take right at 6.7 gallons of fuel.


I pumped in 6.4 once up near Oark, Arkansas.



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The gas can had 2 gallons in it and when I fulled it up it took 5 gallons. The low fuel light never came on and it was reading that it had 1/4 tank left in it. I'll check and see if the fuel light comes on when I turn the key on in the morning I didn't think about doing that until now. I was more interested in getting home before it started to rain again
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The gas can had 2 gallons in it and when I fulled it up it took 5 gallons.

It must have been empty assuming you filled up pretty soon after, they are supposed to hold 6.6 gallons.

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All you need to do to see if the gauge & the low fuel light is working is disconnect the 2 pin connector at the front of the tank under the seat, the gauge should go to E and the light come on. There is a second level sensor on the fuel pump that could be the problem as it is the one that measures the level when the fuel gets low.
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All you need to do to see if the gauge & the low fuel light is working is disconnect the 2 pin connector at the front of the tank under the seat, the gauge should go to E and the light come on. There is a second level sensor on the fuel pump that could be the problem as it is the one that measures the level when the fuel gets low.
Do the newer bikes have the float rod issues like the 90's models? (they bend over time and need re-adjusted)

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Turning the key on only shows if the bulb is good, it doesn't mean that the system is working properly.
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Do the newer bikes have the float rod issues like the 90's models? (they bend over time and need re-adjusted)

Not that I'm aware of. Don't think the rod in the 1500s actually bent, they were just made that way or the resistance changed over time.

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Not that I'm aware of. Don't think the rod in the 1500s actually bent, they were just made that way or the resistance changed over time.
I know I had to bend mine slightly to get it to read correctly. Seems that I recall a post from sometime ago stating that they all had issues.

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