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New member needs help with fuel gauge not working

Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by Matt800xc, Apr 3, 2016.

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  1. Matt800xc

    Matt800xc Member

    Apr 3, 2016
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    Hi all , new member here , has anyone had problems with tiger800xc fuel gauge going blank ? Removed and tested float and alls good but nothing showing on dash ! Dealer says theyve never heard if it ! Yeah right !
     
  2. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Hi Matt and welcome to the forum.
    I have a Tiger XRx but have not heard of this problem.
    Is this while the bike is standing with just the ignition on or does it still show blank when you are on the move?
    When I fill mine up it still shows the same reading when the ignition is switched on and won't show full until the bike is on the move.
     
  3. Matt800xc

    Matt800xc Member

    Apr 3, 2016
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    Hi Steve , thanks for the welcome.
    The gauge goes up/down when the ignition is turned on but then shows nothing at all on the move or idling.its baffled me.
     
  4. steve lovatt

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    You haven't changed the clutch and brake levers from stock have you?
     
  5. Matt800xc

    Matt800xc Member

    Apr 3, 2016
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    No , still standard , ??
     
  6. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    would that make a difference? I ask as I'm thinking of changing mine
     
  7. steve lovatt

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    Yes it can do if the ones you get do not make contact with the clutch sensor switch. This is due to the sensor switch not having the correct contact, so the fuel gauge does not respond.
    I only spotted this on the Triumphrat forum just before I ordered mine - who would have thought it?
     
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  8. steve lovatt

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    I know it sounds odd but see my post below.
     
  9. Matt800xc

    Matt800xc Member

    Apr 3, 2016
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    I will check and clean the clutch sensor switch and try it,any ideas are good
     
  10. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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  11. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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  12. Matt800xc

    Matt800xc Member

    Apr 3, 2016
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    Hey all , cleaned clutch sensor and guess what , now my fuel light stays in all the time ! This gets funnier ! All ideas excepted gratefully
     
  13. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again
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    I dont suppose the connections could be the wrong way round??daft I know
     
  14. Matt800xc

    Matt800xc Member

    Apr 3, 2016
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    No mate there not.all wires are sealed .had all tank off again tonite and checked all connection AGAIN , starting to think its the ecu.
     
  15. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    That is weird - but not very helpful!
     
  16. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    You have got at least half a tank of fuel in there Matt? As well as the light staying on,do you have ANY reading on the fuel gauge?
     
  17. Matt800xc

    Matt800xc Member

    Apr 3, 2016
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    no nothing at all
     
  18. Matt800xc

    Matt800xc Member

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    Eve
    even with a full tank
     
  19. PETER CLARKE

    PETER CLARKE Senior Member

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    Hi Matt do you know colour of wire that is on float sensor that controls fuel gauge ??
     
  20. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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    Sounds silly but try dissconnecting the battery overnight may reset something
     
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