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post #471 of 495 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2019, 10:07 pm
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I can't understand why it's so difficult for them to fix this freakin' thing. I mean, every vehicle since 1963 has had a fuel level gauge......you'd think they'd refined the technology by now.
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So I finally got some riding in this season. March 26th I chimed in stating my sensor was on the fritz again. It seemed as though it was sticking in the full position. After a few tanks of fuel, it appears to have free'd up and is working fine.

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Speaking of missing having a fuel gauge ...

I just figured out how I ran out of gas in the past using the trip meter. I was in the garage the other day playing around with the various power modes, suspension settings, etc, got confused, moved the wrong/upper switch, and accidentally reset Trip Meter 1. It went from 50 miles to 0 miles. Brilliant!

Trip Meter 2 is still right, but this is just something to be wary of if you use the trip meter as your fuel gauge.

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Just got that by-pass connector from ebay for my wife's multi. She "0" the trip reset when she fills up or tops it off, a simple $20 fix vs $$$ and wasted time cause the sensor is a POS.

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a simple $20 fix vs $$$
Twenty cent resistor plugged into the connector under the seat does the same thing.

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Twenty cent resistor plugged into the connector under the seat does the same thing.
Nope I tried that homemade resister thingy and it just happened I washed the bike the next day and when I started the bike the fuel gauge was flickering water got into it even with shrink tubing. Waterproof connector is safer why mess with band-aids. To each his own, E.

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Nope I tried that homemade resister thingy and it just happened I washed the bike the next day and when I started the bike the fuel gauge was flickering water got into it even with shrink tubing. Waterproof connector is safer why mess with band-aids. To each his own, E.
I have done it twice with my bike while waiting for a new fuel level sensor to be installed. Just stuck the 22K ohm resistor in the connector and carefully taped it up. No issues whatsoever.
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Good for you, your d man!
Now you should tape more because the sensor is a POS and no end in sight, "now serving rev-F at the Ducati counter". What, Italians have 21 alphabets, 5 less then us, your in luck!

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Sensor back from the dead

The sensor is back from the dead.
So my sensor has pretty much never worked since I bought the bike 6 months ago. Occasionally right after a start it would work, then die within a block.

About four fillups ago I started putting Premium in her, and the gauge started working more frequently. Now it's working all the time (for the last three days) on my 70 mile roundtrip commute.
I'll advise if it craps out again, or continues to function.

FYI, Premium out here is NOT ethanol free.

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About four fill-ups ago I started putting Premium in her, and the gauge started working more frequently. Now it's working all the time (for the last three days) on my 70 mile roundtrip commute. I'll advise if it craps out again, or continues to function.
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