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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-03-2014, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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I've had a 1990 750 almost entirely stock for about three years. All the time I have owned it, the fuel gauge has never read correctly. This takes the form of running out of gas long before the gauge approaches "E." This is a really minor problem as long as I pay attention to how much I've driven.

But the question is, is there a way to adjust/calibrate the gauge? I see nothing in the Manual that suggests there is, but perhaps someone can tell me otherwise.

Thanks for any input you may have.
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no way to adjust or calibrate that I know if.

also, if your running out just before E, have you tried switching to reserve on the petcock? there is around 1/4 to 1/2 gallon in tank when the fuel level is too low for the main pickup to get any gas. switch to reserve at that time and find a gas pump.

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I've had a 1990 750 almost entirely stock for about three years. All the time I have owned it, the fuel gauge has never read correctly. This takes the form of running out of gas long before the gauge approaches "E." This is a really minor problem as long as I pay attention to how much I've driven.

But the question is, is there a way to adjust/calibrate the gauge? I see nothing in the Manual that suggests there is, but perhaps someone can tell me otherwise.

Thanks for any input you may have.
there is a way to calibrate the sending unit... IF THE SENDING UNIT IS WORKING CORRECTLY... you need to ohm out the sending unit to make sure it reads with out any flat spots through the whole sweep from empty to full. If the sending unit reads good, you just need to bend the wire up or down to get the correct readings.
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I depend on the odometer more than the fuel gauge.

and always remember, "Ride until you rot!"
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but having to face the fact that this is a lifetime routine
going forward. Five operations done and it still continues.

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Gosh, I don't think I have ever used a fuel gauge on any bike I have owned. Maybe the fancy pants Euro bikes have working gas gauges but I've never personally seen one.

Hey! Just thought of something, how about a gas tank that automagically resets your trip-o-meter when you fill it up :-)

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Gosh, I don't think I have ever used a fuel gauge on any bike I have owned. Maybe the fancy pants Euro bikes have working gas gauges but I've never personally seen one.

Hey! Just thought of something, how about a gas tank that automagically resets your trip-o-meter when you fill it up :-)
come down here to my place.. my gauge workS!

trip odometer.. don't get me on that subject...

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My fuel gauge works too

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I've never had the luxury of a working fuel gauge on any bike I've owned. Odometer feels normal on the bike at this point.

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I found this thread doing a search. I was curious about my fuel gauge as well. It doesn't seem that altogether useful. The needle stays pegged until about 25 miles and I've had it all the way to smack-dab on the "E" line and hadn't hit reserve yet. Was about 122 miles at that point(48mpg). There isn't a lot really to do with a gauge that reads too high on the top end and too low on the bottom. It's more of a reference tool anyway, I guess.


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have you ruled out (poogs)?
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