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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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when I bought my bike from the PO it had this for a fuel gauge
........yes really........
Notice how the needle on this one doesn't return to the left.
I believe it's damaged.




No problem I discovered that one could remove and replace the faceplate.
Apparently Kawasaki uses this same gauge for other models and you can just switch out a temp for a fuel
gauge by removing the faceplate. Now how cool is that...



so now, thanks to Cindy and Hyper I have an appropriate fuel gauge.


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No, that is a temp gauge.

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Was that pic taken upside down and in a mirror?

My temp gauge is entirely opposite of that one,

My needle sweeps across the bottom from the top, my cold is on the left as you look at it...

What are you trying to tell us Kay? A picture is worth a thousand words, but in this case some of us could use the extra help.
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ha! you two didn't give me a chance to finish my post...
take another look

really, that was what I had for a fuel gauge.
no mirror.

remember we discused this before when I first joined the forum
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7068&page=2

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That's awesome! So the gauge part remains the same - the only thing different is the faceplate? Very cool!

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Ha! I thought you were joking too. Nice find!

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That's awesome! So the gauge part remains the same - the only thing different is the faceplate? Very cool!
I found this out helping my husband with the old dodge dart he had.
the only real difference between a fuel, oil pressure or temperature gauge is
the faceplate and sending units. Other than that it's just a electromagnetic thingy ma-jig

The fuel gauge I have (minus the faceplate) probably came from something like this 1984 Kawasaki 454 LTD

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I've been told I'm a know-it-all; now I have proof that I am not! I did not know this. Boy, I can't wait to get to work on Monday and show those guys they were wrong!

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Good to hear and see that you now have a visually correct fuel gauge!!

Great job!


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so the fuel gauge is visually correct. but that doesn't mean it actually will be accurate to how much fuel you have does it?
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