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99savage
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 - 09:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Have a gremlin
Starting about a year ago at random times the Low Fuel Indicator Light would go on and the low fuel mileage indicator would display itself even tho I had a lot of fuel.

Not a big deal, get about the same miles out of every fill-up and when I fill up I set the trip indicator to 0.0. Just push on the mode so that I can read the trip indicator and continue riding until the trip indicator reads about 140 miles

Now getting a low fuel indication A LOT, every few miles, mind you I'm not low on fuel, just getting an indication that I am.

Where to start looking?

Thanks
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sounds like a rubbed through wire on the fuel pump to me.

The sensors are an odd little bit of tech.
No moving parts and one wire coming out. The look like a condenser from a set of points.
Inside, there is a heat source connected to a thermal sensor.
Gasoline cools the Rube Goldberg device.
If gas doesn't cool the device, it heats up and the thermistor conducts more current.
This current draw lights up your bulb.

It sounds like you may want to drop that frame hatch and take a look.

Here is a good thread with pics of how to do that:
http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/142 838/776198.html
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99savage
Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 04:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Boo

Don't have a jack. Opinions on throwing ratcheting, tie-down straps over the garage rafters, passing them under the tail section near the shock and lifting the real wheel free that way

Thanks
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Sagehawk
Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 08:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That's as good as any. Just let wheel rest on pavement to stabilize bike. Wife will get pissed if she has to hold bike steady for very long and nothing worse than working on a swinging , wobbly bike until after a few drinks. Then quality of repair suffers lol!
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 10:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hoisting from above is best.
My new garage is too fancy with plaster ceilings!
I had to go to HF and get an engine hoist to work on my Buells.
I prefer to use two straps so that I can alter the angle if I need to.
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Ourdee
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 02:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If your garage is fancy, have a winch mounted behind the drywall with fancy mill work to hide it. I have a 2500 pound 12 volt winch. I keep planning to put it in my garage ceiling. I need to find the right I-beam first.
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Biffdotorg
Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I actually put some 2x8's up in my rafters to spread the load and ran an Eye-bolt through the sheet rock and through the 2x8's

That way It still has a clean look and spreads the load across more than 1 rafter.

I can then use a come-along, or a ratchet strap. But now I have a winch on the front of my Wildcat that I can run up and back down to what I need to lift.

Good luck
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