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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel warning light?

I was comming home from the farm today, cruising at 60mph, and my fuel light came on. Indicator read zero. Had my trip set so I knew I had about a half tank. Next traffic light, guage came up and all was good. Alright, what ya'll think? I Quit riding Japs because I knew they was still fightin the war. I'm wondering now, is there still some unfinished buisness tween the Brits and Merica?

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Just joking ya'll. Not serious. What do you really think? Bad connection or what? I think I'm gonna tear it down tommarrow and look see.

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The fuel sender is really poorly designed; 18 ga. wire comes out of the bottom of it perpendicular to the floor, and if you pull the tank and set it straight down it breaks.

I repaired mine a while back. There's a thread here, but Facebook broke all the picture links:

http://www.triumphrat.net/sprint-for...tration-2.html

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thanks KitNYC, I really never dependend on fuel guages on any bikes. Always liked the trip milage way. But that bright yellow light really caught my attention today, and I knew I still had plenty of fuel left. It's a 2000 so I'm sure it's gonna have some bugs. But that being said this Triumph has really won me over. Beautiful bike, I'm gonna keep this one and get me another model, probably a Bonnie. Like alot of people have said, I wish I had gotten one a long time ago and saved myself alot of money.

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My 09 has had two replacement senders. The first two would have the light coming on when the tank was still half full. I also got all sorts of random readings at every new start e.g. going from 3 bars back to 10 after stopping to change visors

The last sender change has resulted in superb gauge accuracy similar to what I had with my VFR. The only slight oddity is that I can sometimes do 60 miles before the first bar disappears.
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[QUOTE=capt775;2413922]I was comming home from the farm today, cruising at 60mph, and my fuel light came on. Indicator read zero. Had my trip set so I knew I had about a half tank. Next traffic light, guage came up and all was good. Alright, what ya'll think? I Quit riding Japs because I knew they was still fightin the war. I'm wondering now, is there still some unfinished buisness tween the Brits and Merica?


Hi I have had the broken wire fault in the past on my 02 sprint. But just lately I have been having a different problem. When my cooling fan comes on the fuel gauge goes to empty and the fault light comes on, I have not found a cure yet. When the fan switches off the fuel gauge works again but the fault light will stay on until 3 starts or a reset using tune ecu. I assume I am getting a voltage drop when the fan kicks in but am not sure. Did your cooling fan come on when your light came on ??. Cheers Paul
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Paul, what error are you getting?

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Paul my 02 had the same prolem with the ecu light coming on when the cooling fan came on. I had my bike seviced in Sydney and they said it was a common problem and they fixed it by rerouting the fans earth wire to the same place as the one from the ecu. Aparrently there is a slight resistance betwenn the 2 earth point and the ecu picks it up as a fault apparently. Never had the problem again.

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