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Offline Foxes

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Fuel gauge not working and other problems.
« on: 26 January, 2020, 08:29:19 AM »
Changed my levers to Tec levers the other day, went for a ride today, and found that the fuel gauge now does not work, cruise control will not engage, plus the bike will start with the clutch out? Any idea's guys before I take it to the dealer?

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Re: Fuel gauge not working and other problems.
« Reply #1 on: 26 January, 2020, 08:40:48 AM »
Put the OE levers back on.
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Re: Fuel gauge not working and other problems.
« Reply #2 on: 26 January, 2020, 08:55:09 AM »
*Originally Posted by Foxes [+]
Changed my levers to Tec levers the other day, went for a ride today, and found that the fuel gauge now does not work, cruise control will not engage, plus the bike will start with the clutch out? Any idea's guys before I take it to the dealer?

Sounds like you have damaged or compressed the clutch switch with the new lever, which would cause what you describe.

Take the lever off and take a look.
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Re: Fuel gauge not working and other problems.
« Reply #3 on: 26 January, 2020, 09:58:06 AM »
 :0461: The clutch switch is signaling that its closed. Either locked down or wiring shorted...

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Re: Fuel gauge not working and other problems.
« Reply #4 on: 26 January, 2020, 01:50:08 PM »
New clutch lever is not pushing the plunger on the clutch switch back in when it's released, so the ECU is not seeing the clutch being 'used' normally - it thinks it's permanently disengaged.

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Re: Fuel gauge not working and other problems.
« Reply #5 on: 26 January, 2020, 02:30:41 PM »
You may have to fit a new clutch switch and do a bit of modification to the end of the new lever, or put the original levers back on with a new switch. These things are sent to try us

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Re: Fuel gauge not working and other problems.
« Reply #6 on: 26 January, 2020, 03:00:16 PM »
A lot of the aftermarket levers list all the Sports as the same, but it is the clutch one that changed with the 2016 on RBW bikes. Its why I bought genuine Triumph ones at the time
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Re: Fuel gauge not working and other problems.
« Reply #7 on: 27 January, 2020, 01:50:23 AM »
Thanks for the replies, but put OEM ones back on and all is back up and running, what I read on their web site said they would fit, but as I aware now the clutch has a sensor switch and the levers has a part that pushers it in. so lesson learnt, and good to find these things out working on your own bike. Sent them an email to see if they actually sent me the wrong part. As I picked them up while I was in the UK a couple of weeks, not sure it's worth sending them back so will sell them on

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Re: Fuel gauge not working and other problems.
« Reply #8 on: 27 January, 2020, 12:02:09 PM »
Glad all is ok and you didn't damage anything else  :028:

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Re: Fuel gauge not working and other problems.
« Reply #9 on: 27 January, 2020, 01:02:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by Foxes [+]
Thanks for the replies, but put OEM ones back on and all is back up and running, what I read on their web site said they would fit, but as I aware now the clutch has a sensor switch and the levers has a part that pushers it in. so lesson learnt, and good to find these things out working on your own bike. Sent them an email to see if they actually sent me the wrong part. As I picked them up while I was in the UK a couple of weeks, not sure it's worth sending them back so will sell them on

Even if you don't send them back, you should still have a moan at them.   What you were sold wasn't fit for purpose (assuming, that is, they stated that it would work fine).    At the very least, they'll know that particular lever isn't suitable for your model of bike - and they might offer a refund without asking you to send them back.