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Hangetsu
Posted on Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 07:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Has anyone out there had the experience of their "low fuel" light crapping out? In such a situation, it there a "typical" place to start looking for a problem or a prescribed chain of diagnostic steps to take to troubleshoot the problem?

I'm not unwilling to get into a little investigation work here, but if there's a "common" point of failure here that I should investigate first, I'd be grateful for any pointers.

Cheers!

A-
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Ourdee
Posted on Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 01:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I was told it is in the tank.
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Dpb
Posted on Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 08:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Check the sensor in the tank. Generally it's a broken wire. Get them at St Paul H-D. You need to pull the pump. Not a huge deal.
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Arry
Posted on Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 07:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Maybe just a burnt out lamp in the instrument display?
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Arry
Posted on Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 08:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

On the fuel pump there is a spot where the wires can chafe and wear through the insulation. There are lots of posts on this. If you search (fuel pump chafing) you will find posts on the problem and repairs/corrections.
I had followed some of the suggestions, years ago, as preventative maintenance.
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Rays
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 06:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

This is an old post from back in 2016 that should help.

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/384 2/776903.html?1469188196

If you do need the sensor I would hope they are still available new - I got one about 6 months ago.
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Smorris
Posted on Friday, January 24, 2020 - 04:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

fuel pump wires chaffing is common problem and cause, sometimes a bit hard to see but easy to resolve
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Hangetsu
Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 05:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I haven't had time to even get into this yet, but thanks for all the good info. That link to the 2016 post post will be particularly helpful.

Cheers!

Alex
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