Tiger Sport 1050 Forum

Please login or register.

News: Why not add an avatar to your profile ?


Author [ES] [MY] [PL] [PT] [IT] [DE] [FR] [NL] [DK] [NO] [GR] [TR] Topic: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?  (Read 1221 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Sidewinder

  • Tiger Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 429
  • Bike/Model: 2007 Tiger 1050 Yellow
  • City / Town: Sheffield
  • Country: UK
Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #10 on: 23 December, 2018, 07:45:36 PM »
The solution is clear.

Online Yellow Dog

  • Tiger Supporter
  • Tiger God
  • *
  • Posts: 9361
  • City / Town: AUCKLAND
  • Country: New Zealand
Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #11 on: 23 December, 2018, 07:53:52 PM »
Provided the bottom part of the tank shows accurately, I wouldn't worry too much.

Had a mate with a pre fuel gauge Honda 500, who reckoned he could tell just how much fuel was left, by the sound note made, when banging the tank  :008: 

He didn't ever run out, so far as I know  :028:
2018 TIGER 1050 SPORT (c8

Offline Zevk

  • Tiger Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • Bike/Model: Tiger 1050 SE 2012
  • City / Town: Melbourne
  • Country: Australia
Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #12 on: 23 December, 2018, 11:50:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
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:
 :031:

Thanks for the related fix and link

Would u or anyone know the part number for the large fuel pump o ring required when removing the fuel pump?  Has anyone reused the o ring with no fuel leaks ....?

Online Yellow Dog

  • Tiger Supporter
  • Tiger God
  • *
  • Posts: 9361
  • City / Town: AUCKLAND
  • Country: New Zealand
Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #13 on: 23 December, 2018, 11:54:26 PM »
www.fowlersparts.co.uk has all the part numbers you might need  :031:
2018 TIGER 1050 SPORT (c8

Offline Zevk

  • Tiger Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • Bike/Model: Tiger 1050 SE 2012
  • City / Town: Melbourne
  • Country: Australia
Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #14 on: 24 December, 2018, 03:40:41 AM »
O ring for fuel pump part number

T2401887

$12 aud


Online Timbox

  • Tiger Supporter
  • Tiger God
  • *
  • Posts: 3042
  • Bike/Model: 2016 TS Matt Black
  • City / Town: Newport
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #15 on: 24 December, 2018, 07:37:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by Zevk [+]
Thanks for the related fix and link

Would u or anyone know the part number for the large fuel pump o ring required when removing the fuel pump?  Has anyone reused the o ring with no fuel leaks ....?

I reused mine, but my bike is a lot newer. I would recommend you get a new seal just in case, last thing you want is to find your seal has distorted and wont go back straight
2016 Tiger Sport, Power Commander, DNA, Wilbers Suspension, Healtech Q/S

Offline Zevk

  • Tiger Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • Bike/Model: Tiger 1050 SE 2012
  • City / Town: Melbourne
  • Country: Australia
Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #16 on: 27 December, 2018, 08:37:28 AM »
*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
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:





Offline Zevk

  • Tiger Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • Bike/Model: Tiger 1050 SE 2012
  • City / Town: Melbourne
  • Country: Australia
Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #17 on: 27 December, 2018, 08:42:55 AM »
In effort to have a more accurate fuel gauge...

today I took the fuel pump out and cleaned the filter

It was a bit cruddy, but cleaned up easily with brake cleaner and petrol

I also replaced the pump gasket

flat side of gasket facing away and outwards from the fuel tank

Also added the zip tie as per the triumph update bulletin (thanks timbox!)

Although no mention of this in the workshop book, I added blue picture to the fuel pump torx bolts as this is something you really do not want to get loose!!

Pix below








« Last Edit: 27 December, 2018, 09:24:12 AM by Zevk »

Online Paul2bikes

  • Tiger God
  • *****
  • Posts: 5980
  • DILLIGAF
  • Bike/Model: 2014 Tiger Sport 1050
  • City / Town: High Peak
  • Country: UK
Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #18 on: 27 December, 2018, 09:05:07 AM »
Is that teabag thing the filter?

On the ST955i the fuel filter was a 12k mile service replacement. It was a proper filter.

Like this one:
https://www.squaredeals-ltd.co.uk/mahle-fuel-filter-kl145-metal-cased-replaces-triumph-part-t1240850-825-p.asp
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Leonardo da Vinci

Offline Zevk

  • Tiger Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
  • Bike/Model: Tiger 1050 SE 2012
  • City / Town: Melbourne
  • Country: Australia
Re: Fuel gauge inaccuracy and remedies...?
« Reply #19 on: 27 December, 2018, 09:13:28 AM »
Yes the tea bag is the filter and as far as I am aware can only be replaced if u replace the complete fuel pump as a unit, not sold separately