Fuel gage accuracy

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by joel, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. joel

    joel Junior Member

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    I'll be goiing back for the 4th time for the fuel gage problem on my 09 RKC, this time after talking to moco I get a new sending unit do to after the last adjustment I can now get to push my bike to the gas station with the gage is reading 1/4 tank, don't evan get to see the low fuel warning light come on anymore. So I was wondering if anyone else has a accuracy related problem as the dealer said all fuel gages are off and I should only be concerned with miles per tank. Now with my previous bike, 03 RKC when the gage said 1/2, 1/4, or low leval light came it was accuate, as well as with my 08 Ultra, the gage is very accurate, when it shows 1/2 tank I can get very close to 3 gallons in it.[ I was going to type 3 gals, but I think we all would rather have 3 gals on the tank than in it ] , after talking with the tech I think his nick name should be Smokie, cause that is what I see when he is telling me anything at this point.
     
  2. LIRider

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    When I started riding as a young lad, gas gauges did not exist. So, I use the gauge as a guide or reminder, but I always check my mileage to know when I need to gas up.
     
  3. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    Joel, Just curious, but who's blowing the smoke at you? Shumate or Lone Wolf?
     
  4. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    My gauge seems to read lower than actual amount of gas in the tank; which is fine. If it was the other way than I would be concerned.
    As a general I try not to let the tank on my bike or truck or car get below half a tank.
     
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  5. joel

    joel Junior Member

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    You know, Lonewolf, I would be afraid to go to Shumate as the doors may be locked by the city any day now
     
  6. hoggy25

    hoggy25 Active Member

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    I too miss reserve. Guess with the fuel injection it would be too hard on Harleys fuel pump........
     
  7. cowboywildbill

    cowboywildbill Active Member

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    I had to bend the sending unit rod on our FLHTP to ge t an accurate reading. At first it never read below 3/4 tank because it was hanging up on the pickup line inside the tank. I couldn't belive that they would ride it that way and put up with that. I can't stand something that doesn't work and that goes for people also. "Ha Ha" It took me two or three times of bending and adjusting the rod before I got it reading accuratley. I am kind of a perfectionist when it comes to things like that. I still watch my trip odometer as well as the gauge. Now if I could only spell. OH Well!
     
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  8. larryb

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    gauge? there's a gauge? I rarely look at it, I watch mileage
     
  9. RetiredJake

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    My 08 Ultra is spot on. When my low level light comes on, I have 40 miles left to go. Takes just over 5 gallons if I hit the station right then.
     
  10. H4U30

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    Mine is very accurate on the 09 FLHX. There are many of times that I don't stop till the light comes on and it still takes less then 5.0 gallons.