Fuel sending unit - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Sell or Swap
Got a part you want to sell or looking for a part?
Want to trade for something? Post it in here!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
lvpreacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 13
iTrader: (0)
 
Fuel sending unit

I am looking for a sending unit for my 93 VN750 to get my fuel gauge working. If anyone out there has one, please send me a message. Thanks


1993 Vulcan VN750
Purchased August 2012 w/ 5700 miles
Big Crank ETX15L AGM Battery
NGK Iridum Plugs
lvpreacher is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 08:53 PM
Chucklehead
 
dragon159's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Poynette WI
Posts: 1,050
iTrader: (3)
 
It's alnost easier to open it up and repair the connection to the resistor wire which is most likely the culprit. Ive repaired mine but that was quite some time ago but someone (Hoss) might chime in with a link to the repair procedure.

87 vn750at least that is what the frame #'s say
"Squirrel Bike" aka Jersey

Rat bike with a good PR agent

shaved and coastered
2 into 1 exhaust
rear 170 and front 110
Relocated R/R
custom dash with voltmeter
Spitfire windscreen
Plutonium plugs
Recovered seat without "butt hammers"
More to come
Praise to the Parts Goddess Crobins for needed things

When someone tells me "Great minds think alike" all I can think is "You Pervert"
dragon159 is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 02:31 AM
..have a vulcan good day!
 
WilliamTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pensacola, FL.
Posts: 4,508
iTrader: (17)
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragon159 View Post
It's alnost easier to open it up and repair the connection to the resistor wire which is most likely the culprit. Ive repaired mine but that was quite some time ago but someone (Hoss) might chime in with a link to the repair procedure.
Remove & Examine the gauge, u will see the float / lever has a contact which rides up & down the "Wire-Wound resistor"...the wires are visible....(about 2x - 3x the size of thread)....u will see a break in one...reconnect wires with solder...add a piece of bare wire if needed (1/8" of wire? ?). It is not advisable to connect the two wire via a "Solder Bridge"...wire to wire connection only.
I believe copper wire will solder better than aluminum wire. You can always steal a strand of wire from your wire-harness as necessary.

hope this helps

WilliamTech is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 10:37 PM
Chucklehead
 
dragon159's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Poynette WI
Posts: 1,050
iTrader: (3)
 
From what I remember the wire breaks towards the end and I think it's the one to ground ... it's been a few years. I was able to bridge with a little solder. That much I remember.

87 vn750at least that is what the frame #'s say
"Squirrel Bike" aka Jersey

Rat bike with a good PR agent

shaved and coastered
2 into 1 exhaust
rear 170 and front 110
Relocated R/R
custom dash with voltmeter
Spitfire windscreen
Plutonium plugs
Recovered seat without "butt hammers"
More to come
Praise to the Parts Goddess Crobins for needed things

When someone tells me "Great minds think alike" all I can think is "You Pervert"
dragon159 is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 11:01 PM
Linkmeister Supreme
 
OlHossCanada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,960
iTrader: (8)
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragon159 View Post
It's alnost easier to open it up and repair the connection to the resistor wire which is most likely the culprit. Ive repaired mine but that was quite some time ago but someone (Hoss) might chime in with a link to the repair procedure.
I remember a thread about repairing a fuel gauge sending unit from a long time ago, but don't have link to it.
Between your's and William's soldering suggestions, I think you have the answer covered.
I don't have any personal experience with it to improve upon your ideas.

Gordon

1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/11-vn750-general-discussion/9127-top-ten-items-you-would-suggest-new-owner-do-his-new-ride.html
OlHossCanada is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 12:13 AM
Member
 
soltz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Temecula, Ca
Posts: 73
iTrader: (1)
 
Question Old School

A fuel sending unit gauge that works every time
PS, i'm not sure i did this right, there should be a video attached?
soltz is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 12:43 AM
Member
 
soltz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Temecula, Ca
Posts: 73
iTrader: (1)
 
OK, Ill try again

OK, i'm trying to link to a U tube i posted but can't figure it out.
search utube for "fuel gauge that works".?
What i get for trying to be smart?
sorry
soltz is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 07:48 PM
Linkmeister Supreme
 
OlHossCanada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,960
iTrader: (8)
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by soltz View Post
OK, i'm trying to link to a U tube i posted but can't figure it out.
search utube for "fuel gauge that works".?
What i get for trying to be smart?
sorry
Is ths the one you posted?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FHeiVSMd-Q

Just copy and paste.

Gordon

1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9127
OlHossCanada is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 08:04 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: GreenwoodFrickinLakeNY
Posts: 10,354
iTrader: (8)
   
From the "Great Escape", isnt it ?...

The old faithful chopper/rat gauge.....you can only screw up if blind....THIS is old school...





Wolfie is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 09:12 PM
Chucklehead
 
dragon159's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Poynette WI
Posts: 1,050
iTrader: (3)
 
I was thinking of offering a repair service but just lost my electrical tools (meter and iron mostly) in a house fire last month .... maybe when I get back on my feet and replace things.

87 vn750at least that is what the frame #'s say
"Squirrel Bike" aka Jersey

Rat bike with a good PR agent

shaved and coastered
2 into 1 exhaust
rear 170 and front 110
Relocated R/R
custom dash with voltmeter
Spitfire windscreen
Plutonium plugs
Recovered seat without "butt hammers"
More to come
Praise to the Parts Goddess Crobins for needed things

When someone tells me "Great minds think alike" all I can think is "You Pervert"
dragon159 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome