Fuel Gage Reading Incorrectly

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by screwuphead, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. screwuphead

    screwuphead New Member

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    I have a 2008 Electra Glide Classic that i just recently bought. Ive noticed from time to time my fuel gage will read full when i know the tank is not 100% full and the low fuel light comes on. Has anyone had a problem like this before?
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    yes my Road King does that the dealer told me not to trust them very much as they flaot likes to get hung up on the fuel injection stuff in the tank and give a flase read from one tank to the next
     
  3. screwuphead

    screwuphead New Member

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    Does it make a difference that i only have one tank?
     
  4. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    nope 08 road king has the solid tank .. they warned me of this before i bought it
     
  5. screwuphead

    screwuphead New Member

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    kinda weird, you would think that the HD would fix this problem.
    if not a serve problem but kind of an annoying one.
     
  6. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    yes it is i have run mine own to what says is 1/4 th couple times on time it takes 2 gallons the other time 4
     
  7. screwuphead

    screwuphead New Member

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    is there anyway that i can fix this problem?
     
  8. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Do not think so i am trying to figure out milage and go from there and jsut use gauge as a referance .. course im used to this as my work vans isnt right either
     
  9. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Best fuel gauge on ANY motorcycle is the odometer! Figure out your typical mileage after a couple tankfuls and use that more than the fuel gauge.
     
  10. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm working on figuring what my bike fuel range will be. I used to only go 150 miles between fill ups, now I'm up to 170 +. I'm averaging @ 45 mpg, but I haven't been brave enough to see how far it will go before hitting reserve. Theoretically, I should be able to get well over 200 miles per tank. But I was told by my friends early on not to rely on the fuel gauge. :s