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post #1 of 6 Old May 10th, 2014, 5:37 am Thread Starter
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Low fuel warning, low idle speed, feeling smug!

Three issues- can anyone help please?

Recently completed a full service including the fuel filter. Now my low fuel warning light is constantly on. No missed wiring plugs that I can see. There is a 2 pin plug on top of a gold covered cover on the tank right side rear of the filler but there is no lead that is unconnected that I can find. Plugs at the bottom of the tank are connected securely. Bike was emptied to fit filter, filled with a gallon to check for leaks and started first time of asking. Filled her up last Sunday to the brim and did about 100 miles so plenty of fuel but the light stays on. Do I need to re calibrate using my GS911? If so, how please?

Idle speed is below 1000rpm and the bike is very noisy as a result. How is the tickover adjusted please? GS911 again?

Finally, on said run last Sunday, could not stop feelings of smugness as I wafted along, screen on high, visor up, sitting comfortably as I passed people in their tin boxes and other bikers hunched over their clip ons looking for all the world like a monkey ravaging a football. Is this normal????

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Re: Low fuel warning, low idle speed, feeling smug!

Might have that 2 pin plug on with the polarity reversed.

Idle adjustment is under the left side tupperware. With the tupperware off, twist the throttle and see what moves and you should be able to figure out the throttle stop and see what adjusts it.

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Re: Low fuel warning, low idle speed, feeling smug!

Running through the memmory bank , gold cover is fuel float top , look and see if fuel gauge is working , find wire that is hiding an reconnect. Idle will be off a wee bit after battery disconect. Ride a few times an it will come back. If not check for vaccum leak.

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Re: Low fuel warning, low idle speed, feeling smug!

1. Bob, idle speed should be approx.950 RPM.
Could try a TPS reset.
2. Check connections first.
The GS-911 will not recalibrate low fuel warning.
HexCode have the proceedure as on this site.
http://www.hexcode.co.za/techinfo/ta...n-ma2.4-models
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Re: Low fuel warning, low idle speed, feeling smug!

Thanks for the replies Gents!!

Low fuel warning sorted. I found the plug that I had taken off trapped under the front of the tank C.R.A.F.T moment me thinks! DOH!!!!

Idle will be next.

Smugness? Well it's part of K ownership isn't it????
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Re: Low fuel warning, low idle speed, feeling smug!

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Might have that 2 pin plug on with the polarity reversed.

Idle adjustment is under the left side tupperware. With the tupperware off, twist the throttle and see what moves and you should be able to figure out the throttle stop and see what adjusts it.
DO NOT ADJUST IDLE by adjusting throttle stop screw or anything there! It is not supposed to be done like that! Idle is adjusted by stepper motor automatically! TPS-test might reveal something of the functionality of that (test with GS911).

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