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Offline Zevk

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Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« on: 23 December, 2018, 04:47:53 AM »
Hi all,

I have a mint condition, 2012, 1050 SE

the fuel gauge has never been accurate

When I fill up to the top, the gauge only registers 2/3 full and the km remaining till empty usually recorded as 220

then after about 30 to 60 min of riding, the km till empty goes UP to 280, then after about  200 km of riding, we are back down to 1/3 remaining and more realistic measurements ....


I suspect the float is stuck when at the top fill, or faulty...?

Any other members have similar problem? suggestions?

Thanks!

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Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #1 on: 23 December, 2018, 10:29:02 AM »
Hi zevk, yes me a few days ago, see link below
https://www.tiger1050.com/index.php/topic,39933.0.html
Unlike you I have only had the issue last 2 weeks, I am going to try some redEx over the Xmas period, if that don't work its tank off, to remove and clean the float assy  :084:
Seem to remember another forum member posting a step by step with photo's soon will search for that along with my Haynes manual.
Hope you get to the root of it , but sounds like the float has got some muck in it stopping it moving its full travel  :027:
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Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #2 on: 23 December, 2018, 11:51:08 AM »
The distance to empty is a calculation based not only on how much fuel you have left but also how much the ECU thinks is being used based on speed, throttle opening and a whole host of other stuff.  So yes if can go up and down depending on how fuel efficiently you're riding at any given time.  Also see the display mode that shows the 'live' MPG figure.

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Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #3 on: 23 December, 2018, 11:59:22 AM »
Although it refered to the later Sports, Triumph did issue a Tech Bulletin for zip tying the wires on the fuel pump which they said could cause fuel sender issues?

If your going to drop the pump and sender might be worth doing anyway:

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Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #4 on: 23 December, 2018, 04:05:24 PM »
Mine used to show the light & 50 to empty after 150 miles then do the count down ok to zero gradually. Now, it's still ok for the first 160'ish then goes from 50 to zero in approx 15 miles in a few jumps, seems to like 30 & 16, before 0, this is on a regular basis. A fill up is then approx 17L.

A tap is good. Bring back the tap.

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Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #5 on: 23 December, 2018, 04:22:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Mine used to show the light & 50 to empty after 150 miles then do the count down ok to zero gradually. Now, it's still ok for the first 160'ish then goes from 50 to zero in approx 15 miles in a few jumps, seems to like 30 & 16, before 0, this is on a regular basis. A fill up is then approx 17L.

A tap is good. Bring back the tap.

What, the tap that I used to leave on Reserve, or worse, prime. I'll stick with the Trip I think :008:
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Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #6 on: 23 December, 2018, 05:15:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Sidewinder [+]
The distance to empty is a calculation based not only on how much fuel you have left but also how much the ECU thinks is being used based on speed, throttle opening and a whole host of other stuff.  So yes if can go up and down depending on how fuel efficiently you're riding at any given time.  Also see the display mode that shows the 'live' MPG figure.
That's right. At best it can only be a guide. Friday night my car showed I had 300 miles left (after doing some town driving). Hopped onto a (surprisingly empty) motorway and when I got to my destination 150 miles later I still had 300 miles left.
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Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #7 on: 23 December, 2018, 05:41:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
What, the tap that I used to leave on Reserve, or worse, prime. I'll stick with the Trip I think :008:

Ha, been there, done that. Twice.
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Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #8 on: 23 December, 2018, 05:42:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]

A tap is good. Bring back the tap.

No no!  What you need is a dipstick :001:
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Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #9 on: 23 December, 2018, 06:32:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by Fossil [+]
No no!  What you need is a dipstick :001:

Yes, or a see thro' fuel tank, obvious innit.  :001:
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