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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-14-2011, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel Gauge HELP

I need some help getting a fuel gauge set up on my streetfightered versys.

The stock gauges were huge on my custom headlight setup, so I finally replaced the OEM unit with a nano digital gauge. The new gauge has Spedo, Tach, Odo, Trip, and idiot lights. It doe not however have a fuel gauge.

Does anyone know what the fuel float sends to the gauge to indicate fuel level and what causes the low fuel warning to appear?

The Fuel gauge sender has only one lead running into the factory gauge, so the function of level indicator and low fuel indicator must be sent along the same line. I'm assuming some sort of variable voltage.

I'd like to to rig up either a series of LEDs to indicate level or at the very least have a low fuel indicator light.

Any electrical guys out there that might be able to help me out with this?

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I've used the trip odo for forty-odd years. I gas up at about 150 miles, and have never had the low fuel indication come on.

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Two wires are used for the fuel level sensor. One for power into fuel level variable sensor, one signal (~voltage) out to display.

Fuel Level Sensor Resistance:
Standard- Full position: 4 ∼ 10 Ω
Empty position: 90 ∼ 100 Ω

Variable Resistor Resistance (Ω) / Fuel Level Display Segments
10................................................ .. 6
55................................................ .. 3
100............................................... . 1 (Low fuel level warning)
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I saw the resistance specs in the manual.

Now I need to find out if there is any sort of off the shelf product that can trigger an event (light an led) based on detecting a certain resistance in a circuit.

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Well I have yet to find any off the shelf product that will do the job and isn't made for cruisers. I did however find someone over on customfighters.com who might be able to build a circuit for me given the specs from the manual.

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