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post #1 of 8 Old Jul 25th, 2012, 6:32 pm Thread Starter
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2000 k1200 fuel light staying on

I was wondering if anybody had the same problem of the low fuel light staying on. I can't seem to figure it out. Stays on even when fuel is full
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post #2 of 8 Old Jul 25th, 2012, 8:05 pm
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Re: 2000 k1200 fuel light staying on

The brain may have "forgotten" the trip point and you need to reset it next time you know you have about 1 gallon left. If this does not fix it then the control unit has gone south.

  1. Empty the tank and fill it with 1 gallon (or your desired quantity).
  2. Make sure you have access to the diagnostic port of the Motorcycle and identify pin 3 and pin 4.
  3. Turn the ignition on.
  4. On the diagnostic port, short pin 3 (brown/black) and pin 4 (brown) for two seconds. (Make sure you have the CORRECT pins - you don't want to short Battery voltage to GROUND by mistake).

  5. The tank reserve light should flash quickly. When the flashing ends, the calibration is complete.
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Re: 2000 k1200 fuel light staying on

Thanks for that tip I will try it. do both pins need to be grounded at the same time
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Re: 2000 k1200 fuel light staying on

It did everything you said it would do. It reset why the bike was running. I shut the key off and then turn it on again the light comes back on.
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Re: 2000 k1200 fuel light staying on

I am not so bright the reason the light came back on was there was not enough gas in the bike. Went and filled it up and the light went out. Thanks for the help. Now to go work on the abs
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Re: 2000 k1200 fuel light staying on

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Thanks for that tip I will try it. do both pins need to be grounded at the same time
John was saying short them to one another not each to ground.

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Re: 2000 k1200 fuel light staying on

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John was saying short them to one another not each to ground.
One of the 2 pins must be ground. If so, same difference. Signal to ground, ground to ground.

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Re: 2000 k1200 fuel light staying on

what ever i did it worked. Thanks again
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