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chrisabbott
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PostSubject: Fuel gauge sender   Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:51 pm

Hi everyone on my C800 there is only a low warning light for fuel, have noticed on ebay a VL800 sender units can this be fitted in my tank or did they design the tank  thanks...
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge sender   Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:18 pm

Hi Chris, I'm not sure it would work? later models have a different clock layout with a fuel gauge as well as a low fuel warning light, the fitment on the tank for the clock housing is different also.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge sender   Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:37 pm

i thought all model years had fuels gauges ?
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge sender   Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:05 pm

Has yours Mick? I thought it just had a light.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge sender   Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:35 pm

My 2010 c800/VL800 LO has a LCD with the bars indicated  & a low fuel level light if thats any help guys?
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge sender   Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:23 pm

Mine has a fuel gauge LCD goes down in bars don't know why a 2006 bike has'nt got one!!
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge sender   Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:25 pm

i wish mine had that type, why do they have to change things...
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge sender   Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:22 am

simbo wrote:
Has yours Mick? I thought it just had a light.
No, I have a fuel gauge Sim, ( but obviously no warning light )
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge sender   Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:49 pm

On my '01 VL, I have five blocks - the last one flashes when there's about 30 miles left - although it caught me out not long after buying it.  Soon as I hit one bar, I'm looking for fuel - I re-set my trip at fill-ups & around the 100 mile mark I'll fill up
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge sender   Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:34 pm

My 05 VOL had the 5 bars with no warning light.
My current 05 C800 has a warning light with no 5 bars lol. I'd prefer the bars to the light but i'm not too bothered either way.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge sender   Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:51 am

My 05 m800 just has the "hard lines you're about to run out of fuel" light that blinks at you as an early warning, then lights solid. Tbh it's the one thing I'm not too keen on with the bike. I'd prefer something more precise.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge sender   Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:20 am

I'm tempted to test just how much fuel there is left when the light starts flashing, by carrying a couple litres of spare fuel on board and logging the miles.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel gauge sender   Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:34 am

Have a full five litre can at home. Empty tank completely, then ad  the five litres. Log mileage. Ride to nearest filling station. Fill up & log mileage  /amount of fuel taken to brim tank. Ride as normal. When light comes on, note mileage. Fill up & again note mileage. You will be able to work out approx mpg / distance to warning light / empty etc.  Not perfect, but as long as you remember to zero your trip, will give you a rough guide.  And cheaper than retro-fitting a fuel gauge
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