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Fuel Gage slow to respond...

I have had two instances where my fuel gage did not recognize that I have just filled up and sloooowly creeped up to read the proper amount of fuel in the tank. Is this typical behaviour from an 06 or a cause for future concern?

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Re: Fuel Gage slow to respond...

My '2007 has done that several times as well. Seems to occur when I fill up while bike is on side stand.

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Re: Fuel Gage slow to respond...

When mine did that it was because the fuel sending unit's protective tube was damaged, due to a vacuum created in the tank.

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Re: Fuel Gage slow to respond...

My 99 did that after a fuel filter change a few months ago. No damage due to filling the tank. Its been working like that ever since. Very slow to indicate after filling (takes about 12 miles till the needle tops out), and never shows full.

I was not happy about it, but not worth working on it at this point. I just go by the mileage driven. So far, I show 235 miles and still not on the red portion of the gage. It worked perfectly before the filter change. I too asked, and found it just not worth digging into, as much as I would rather it did.

Still curious what exactly caused that to happen?
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My 2002 LT does that as well.
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Add my '02 to the fuel gauge list...
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Re: Fuel Gage slow to respond...

I had the same thing happen to me with my 09 Lt. I just figured that I had over filled it. I now only fill it to the bottom of neck of the filler tube and I have not had any more problems.
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I had the same thing happen to me with my 09 Lt. I just figured that I had over filled it. I now only fill it to the bottom of neck of the filler tube and I have not had any more problems.
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I believe that may be the main cause (overfilling) as I do remember that I filled it to the brim (prices must have been good that day, LOL). I will monitor it to see if it reocurs prior to the warranty expiring.

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