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Question gas gauge suddenly conks out

I was happily riding on a full tank of gas, the fuel switch flipped over to the reserve tank (I wanted to run it out so that it would refill with fresh gas).

After about 15-20 miles I pulled off the road and into a parking space. Just before turning off the bike, I noticed the fuel gauge jiggle. Then the needle suddenly plummeted from right to left, all the way below E, in the blink of an eye! It was weird. I flipped the fuel switch over to the main tank. I turned the bike off and on several times. The tank is still full of gas. No fuel is pouring out through a hole anywhere. All the other electrical components seem to be working. And yet the guage is still on E ~ dead as a doornail!

I have a 2006 VN750. What's up?!

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Hmm, maybe just a loose connection to the sending unit.
That's the first thing I'd check.


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Hmm, maybe just a loose connection to the sending unit.
That's the first thing I'd check.
Hyper... I'm so sorry I wasted your time with this post!

I went out to wipe my bike down. I was just about done when I noticed the tip of a white connector peeking out from under the front left edge of the seat. I knew immediately what had happened: the wire to the gas gauge had come unplugged! I had been under the saddle several hundred miles earlier putting on a battery tender extension. I must not have tucked that connector back all the way, and it eventually vibrated free.



Surely my trials and tribulations are good entertainment for you experienced ones!

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Hyper... I'm so sorry I wasted your time with this post!
No watse of time on this end.
Gave me something to do while my pizza cooked !! Otherwise, I probably would've just been watching cheese melt ! LOL

Glad ya got things working again.


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