As I understand it, the sending unit has a rheostat bar that evidently gets fuel varnishes on it and stops working. In discussions on the Internet, some claim that this piece can be cleaned with a Scotch-Brite pad, which will make it functional again -- for a while. You also have to buy a special tool to disassemble the fuel pump from the fuel tank to try this temporary fix.
This is a great bike with a new price tag of $26,500. I like all the accessories, including the gas gauge, when it's working properly. The gauge is particularly important, since the thimble-size fuel tank has no fuel reserve. So I have to use the trip odometer to estimate when I need to stop for fuel.
I may need to purchase the larger aftermarket fuel tank and design a reliable fuel level sending unit to fix their commercially sold premium motorcycle product. In the meantime, I'll carry a small fuel can strapped on the rack on the back for my reserve.
This entry was submitted by David T. Humphrey and edited by Rob Spiegel
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