Technical Discussion Topics related to Technical Issues

Guage swap continues

Old 05-23-2012, 07:51 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
smokinjoe73's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,934
smokinjoe73 is on a distinguished road
Guage swap continues

So here is the problem. I swapped to the 2nd gen fuel sensor in the tank. The problem is that the guage only registers the top 3 bars on the dash, so full reads full but empty is only 3 bars down and there is at least 10 bars.

Anyone have knowledge about this? Is tweety who I should be asking?

Need help quick!
Attached Thumbnails Guage swap continues-dash-onbike-002.jpg  
smokinjoe73 is offline  
Old 05-24-2012, 10:11 AM
Out of my mind, back in 5
Tweety's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Skurup, Sweden
Posts: 6,109
Tweety is on a distinguished road
Well... I saw your PM... But I had to work...

Well, the sensor is actualy reading a resitance that changes as the arm moves, so the problem is that the range of the sensor and the display doesn't match...

Since it's an aftermarket one, it's a possibility that it's configurable, ie a dipswitch or **** to turn and adjust the range, or even a software setting...

If that fails, you will need to swap the sensor to a matching one, since you cant really "trick it", if you add an inline resistance you just move the span, so then empty is empty, but full is half, or around that... It works, as a last resort, but not great...
Tweety is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Modifications - Cosmetic
08-18-2009 01:36 PM
08-17-2008 07:41 PM
05-21-2008 05:18 PM
General Discussion
04-07-2007 02:44 PM
General Discussion
02-13-2006 01:30 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Guage swap continues

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.