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Coastrambler
Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 01:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Every now and then, like when I start up cold and run 2-3 minutes, shut down and restart in 2-3 minutes I get CEL & Low Fuel indicators. Bike runs fine. In abt a 1/4 mile they go away. Any clue as to what's going on? If bike gets a full warm up before shut down it doesn't happen.
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Nuts4mc
Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Fuel level sensor is going bad (common problem)

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/290 431/625851.html

see posts from 1313 (pix) in this link

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/290 431/760318.html?1431529294

I don't believe there is an "easy" fix...start using the trip meter to monitor your fuel usage
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 04:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


quote:

start using the trip meter to monitor your fuel usage




My bike has been doing this for years, so I use the above method as well.

120 miles on the 'ol trip meter and I better be close to a gas station.
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Pwillikers
Posted on Friday, October 26, 2018 - 03:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I recently replaced my faulty thermistor (fuel gauge sending unit) with the alternative from an XB and it worked out swimmingly.

You'll need some huge snap ring pilers. I bought cheapo's from ebay since they'll likely see little use beyond this. Search ebay for "16" LARGE Circlip Snap Ring Pliers"

Also, I highly recommend following this post exactly for modifying the replacement thermistor prior to installation to get the connectors correct and have no extraneous electrical connections in the fuel tank.
http://www.badweatherbikers.com/cgibin/discus/show .cgi?tpc=290431&post=2435429#POST2435429
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Willmrx
Posted on Friday, October 26, 2018 - 11:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Theses work well to remove the snap ring for the fuel pump.
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Coastrambler
Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 01:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks all. Keeping aware of how many miles have covered is always a good thing.
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