|Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 01:25 am: ||
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.
|Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:04 am: ||
Fuel level sensor is going bad (common problem)
see posts from 1313 (pix) in this link
I don't believe there is an "easy" fix...start using the trip meter to monitor your fuel usage
|Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 04:18 pm: ||
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.
|Posted on Friday, October 26, 2018 - 03:06 pm: ||
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.
|Posted on Friday, October 26, 2018 - 11:38 pm: ||
Theses work well to remove the snap ring for the fuel pump.
|Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 01:19 am: ||
Thanks all. Keeping aware of how many miles have covered is always a good thing.
|Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018 - 05:09 pm: ||
If it doesn't bother you leave it. I work on truck mounted and offshore cranes. The fuel pump from this bike is the hardest one to remove I've ever had to.