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Electronic Fuel Gauge Issues

Just Purchased a 2007 Versys with close to 78,000kms

I'm finding that the fuel gage doesn't seem to be reading accurately.

Today I had two interesting readings:

My first fill of the day the fuel gage was on the very last mark towards empty. It was not flashing. The odometer reading was only 180km (that seems like very few kms to be on the last mark)

When I filled up the tank to the top (on the kickstand) - it stopped at 10.4 litres. (remembering that we have a 19 litre tank)

My second fill today, I decided to top up the tank once the fuel gauge reached the halfway mark.

Odometer reading was 103.5 and the top up this time read 6.88 litres.

Again with a 19 litre tank these readings seem a little off.

Has anyone experienced any discrepancies with the electronics of fuel sensor over time?

Any other thoughts?

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(PS - the outside temperature today is 5 Celcious (46 F)
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-13-2014, 05:22 PM
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Aarrgghhh..all that talk of Liters has my head spinning...But no I haven't had that problem...

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Never had a problem with the fuel gauge...
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As I'm continuing to do my homework, I'm discovering that the float in the gas tank that registers the amount of fuel, may be acting up.

This is based on watching the electronic fuel gauge fluctuate, paying attention to the odometer reedings, as well as litres during refuelling.
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Damn ethanol-gasoline.

http://pure-gas.org/
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I don't pay too much attention to it

I try not to worry about it. I've filled up at the halfway mark and only put a gallon and change in.

When it starts flashing FUEL consider yourself on reserve, its not joking at that point...

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Thanks!!!

So it seems as if there are some variances.
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Your fuel readings seem about right to me I get 400 km to a full tank so for 180 km you put in around 10 litres that is a fraction more than my usage.
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There is a simpler way to go about this - This is what I do - I know how far I can ride on a full tank of gas (+ or - 10%). I reset my trip odometer each time I fill my tank. I only use the fuel gage when I see it flashing empty. The flashing gets we to look at the trip odometer. It usually reads 195 to 200 miles at that point. I then plan to stop for gas within 20 to 30 miles. I have never run out of gas, ever, on my 2008 V that I purchased new.

The few times that I forgot to reset the odometer when filling up, I waited for the flashing, reset the trip at that point, on the fly, then stopped for fuel within 20 or 30 miles.

I have never had the need to know if my tank was 3/4 full or 1/2 full or 1/4 full, etc. Why complicate life? It's complex enough as it is.
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i just keep my tank full........ i go past my main gas station almost every time i ride so if its at or below 1/2 i fill it ... keeps water out of the tank and insures i have gas when im broke (90% of the time) lol
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There is a simpler way to go about this - This is what I do - I know how far I can ride on a full tank of gas (+ or - 10%). I reset my trip odometer each time I fill my tank. I only use the fuel gage when I see it flashing empty. The flashing gets we to look at the trip odometer. It usually reads 195 to 200 miles at that point. I then plan to stop for gas within 20 to 30 miles. I have never run out of gas, ever, on my 2008 V that I purchased new.

The few times that I forgot to reset the odometer when filling up, I waited for the flashing, reset the trip at that point, on the fly, then stopped for fuel within 20 or 30 miles.

I have never had the need to know if my tank was 3/4 full or 1/2 full or 1/4 full, etc. Why complicate life? It's complex enough as it is.

I have a 2009 Versys that has the same gauge problem I do as trialsguy explained.
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