Thread: Fuel strip fix?
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:43 PM   #50
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Location: WA State
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Originally Posted by cliffy109 View Post
I really need to give this a try. My fuel gauge is really funky and it doesn't act like I read of others. When I fill my tank, it shows full and stays there for a LONG time. My miles to empty shows a range of 489-490 miles. Both the range and the gauge come down, but not nearly as fast as reality should dictate. It is as if the bike thinks I have 3 extra gallons at all times.

Then, quite suddenly, the gauge will start working correctly for a few miles. The range drops back to reality and all is well for 5 to 10 minutes and then it goes right back to thinking I have 3 extra gallons again. Its the damnedest thing.
^^^ This is what mine does ('08 r1200GS). When I get some time in the next few weeks I'm gonna zap my fuel strip (in-tank) with the BBQ igniter. Fingers crossed
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