Thread: Fuel strip fix?
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:08 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by jzeiler View Post
You can continue to have your dealer replace them under warranty or you can fix them yourself -on the bike with $3.50 tool.

Just zap the two middle pins in the fuel flange four pin connector with a scripto piezo electric lighter. Disconnect the connector and stick the opened end into the flange connector and click it two or three times. The sensor element in the strip is not as flexible as it should be and develops fractures causing an open circuit.

The momentary high voltage arc from the lighter travels the length of the sensor substrate and fuses it back together. I am on my first strip and it failed two weks ago. After zapping it it has worked for two tank fulls.

Note that during the first fill up the Miles to Empty function will re-calibrate itself and be back to normal after about 40 miles of driving.
Any chance you could post a pic of the lighter. How do you set it up to the strip? Are you saying you just have to get it close not actually in contact with the terminals?
Would a replacement BBQ ignition with the end pressed against the terminals do the trick?
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