Fuel Sending Unit - FI or Carb - Does it Matter?

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by JoeHDVoyager, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. JoeHDVoyager

    JoeHDVoyager Member

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    Just got my '95 Electra-Glide started after about 8 years of neglect. The gas tank was totally trashed. Cleaned, relined the tank and replaced the fuel filter, pump and lines. But, the fuel sending unit isn't registering - shows empty. The half-moon resistor (not sure if that's the name) shows no resistance regardless of the position of the float. I'm bidding on a used unit off a '99 FL on ebay. It's off a carburator model but the float and plastic part had holds the resistor piece looks identical to mine. My bike is a fuel injected model. Can't imagine that FI or Carb makes a difference on a fuel sending unit. Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks - Joe
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Joe; I just did a quick search on Bike Bandit, and the fuel sending units have a different part # for '95 Inj. and '99 carb. '99 inj. sending unit is same as '95. Bike bandit is an aftermarket supplier, but their parts lists are usually accurate. I would have thought the senders were the same.
    1995 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU-I Parts, 1995 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU-I OEM Parts - BikeBandit.com

    1999 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU-I Parts, 1999 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU-I OEM Parts - BikeBandit.com

    1999 Harley-Davidson FLHTC Parts, 1999 Harley-Davidson FLHTC OEM Parts - BikeBandit.com

    I hope this helps you. And THANK YOU for your service.

    I just noticed, I was looking up sending units, not the resistors!! I hate when I do that.
     
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  3. JoeHDVoyager

    JoeHDVoyager Member

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    Breeze3at - Thanks for the info and the compliment. Harley doesn't sell the plastic encased resistor separate. Gotta buy the whole sending unit. Since the plastic part and the float looks the same on both models, I was going to take it off (brass rivets) and just use it. The bracket is the big difference. I just can't imagine the brain cares about the fuel delivery system (FI or Carb) when it comes to this relatively simple little part. Harley wants $115 for a new one. I figure if I get it for $25 on ebay and it works, I'm a hero in the significant others eyes. Joe
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    That's a good plan. Please let us know if it works.