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Hi all just got the gas tank sender out of my 83 1100 gold and took some readings.

I took a reading from one lug to the other and it show continuity ,the reading from the two wires show 7.29 volts,this is just a guess but I think that the sending unit is ground out.

If this the case where can I get a replacement.

Thank you for all your help.

Joe12 :baffled:
 

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the gas guage on these old wings is a 7 volt system.... the battery voltage is reduced to 7 volts so as not to be messed up by the variations from 12 to 14 volts in the charging system
 

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Check the back of the gauge cluster where the gas gauge connects, I found mine loose so it was giving erratic readings.
 

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Take a meter put it on ohms connect it to the tabs of the unit move the arm it should change the readings of ohms I forget the numbers but a range of about 7. If it works go find the regulator up front..as said above.
 

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Hi all.

Thanks to all of you for your help.

I took my meter and the gas sender is bad.

Where can I go to buy one of these.

Any help will be very useful.

Thank you.

joe12 :baffled:
 

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Joe12,

Does the sending unit has show any ohmic readings at all from end to end? If it does, you may be able to polish up the side of the resistance strip where the swing arm contacts it.

I had success with doing that once on an old truck.
I used crocus cloth to polish the surfaces with.
 

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E-bay seems to be the best place for parts for the older bikes.
 
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