Gas guage and/or Gas valve problem
Hi, new here today.
I have a 2001 Vulcan 750 with 6000 miles. Everything is nearly perfect except the gas guage seems to indicate more gas than it has. It had gone empty when showing about 1/3 full. But a few days ago ir "ran out" [engine faltered and stalled] after only about 55 miles since last fill up, and with showing 3/4 full on guage. I went to reserve and that lasted only about 6 miles. Gas was still visible directly below fill cap! I pushed it a block, then jerked it with sudden braking to slosh gas into tap, and that worked well enough to restart and drive 2 blocks to gas station. It took only about 1.3 gallons to get it to where I usually stop filling[gas level is upon the center part directly below cap.]
So, is there some way the fuel tap could have risen or otherwise malfunctioned so that it runs out of gas while still holding a gallon or two?
Anyone ever hear of such a condition?
How hard is it to repair/replace the fuel guage signal sender? I am tempted to put 2 quarts of gas in saddlebags and drive until I run out as a test, but don't like idea of carrying gas. If I do, would one quart plastic oil containers be ok to use?