Originally Posted by DavidTaylor
I had a similar fuel gauge problem on my 08 GT and they replaced the film strip. It seems to work better now.
I only have 2 annoyances that I may have them look at. first is after a fill-up it takes over a minute for the BC to figure out the tank is full and reflect that in the gauge and miles till empty. The other is is the ambient temp gauge won't register updated temps for up to 5 minutes if it's gotten significantly warmer since I stopped the bike. Notice this commuting to work during some hot weather a few weeks ago. Got to work and it was 70, left and it was 95, but the temp gauge showed 68 for 5 minutes and then finally counted up to the correct temp. Saw this happen about 6 times over 4 days.
My temp gauge is doing something similar. I park under a building, out of the sun and extreme heat. Every once in a while, the temperature gauge is frozen at a lower temperature for a while, and then it suddenly decides to start ticking up to the correct ambient temperature, about one degree F per second. It doesn't appear to be time related. Rather, it appears to be related to my speed. Once the speed picks up (e.g., merge onto the freeway), the thermometer starts moving to the right temperature.
The first time I saw it, I thought it was a glitch - perhaps a bit of dust or pollen blocking the temperature gauge opening. It was 28 April 2008, and the K1200GT was 10 months old. The outside temperature was 98 F, but the bike read 72 F until I entered the freeway. I mentioned it to the dealer when I brought the bike in for an airbox replacement the next morning, but the dealer didn't find anything. Since it happened only once, the night before, I wasn't concerned.
Now that I've seen it a few times (about four or five times), I'm not so sure it was a glitch. I ride every day, and it is very rare, but it happens. One time, it was early morning. The temperature read 64 F, but the ambient temperature was 70 F. As soon as I turned the corner and got out of the neighborhood (35 mph) the gauge did its one degree per second climb.