Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Williamsburg, VA, USA
Fuel Gauge Anomaly
I did a search and read over 250 postings and did not see anything that I am experiencing.
After my last fill up on Monday afternoon, my gauge registered full as it should. I noticed on Wednesday morning that it still was reading full when I put approximately 40 miles on the bike (should have been down to the first white mark). Wednesday afternoon the gauge read 3/4 full, again as it should. This morning, the gauge was on full. When I shut off the bike, the gauge did slowly move to the empty mark.
So, if it was a bent sending tube or a clogged canister, I would think that the tube should be stuck in one place, not go from 3/4 to full (on a tank that is not full). When I got to work this morning, I removed the gas cap and did not hear any swishing sound so I do not think that it is a clogged canister. The computer is registering miles to go normally.
During my service station days years ago, when a cars gauge read full, it usually meant a bad sending unit. Any thoughts?
2000 LT - Totaled at 99,960 miles
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