Another fuel gauge question

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by cbmoggia, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. cbmoggia

    cbmoggia Adventurer

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    My fuel gauge is toast. I don't mind using the odometer but I hate the yellow warning light. Is there a way to delete the gauge?
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  2. Callisto224

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    Don't think there is a way to fool the computer. Why not just use the piezo lighter trick? It's well documented here (assuming you have a fuel strip).
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  3. Spaggy

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    What bike?
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  4. cbmoggia

    cbmoggia Adventurer

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    06 gsa
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  5. jzeiler

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    Dig back in the long "Faulty Fuel Strip" post and there is a collection of resistors you can put on the connector to fool the ZFE module. You want it to think it is seeing 2.7K ohms abut there needs to be another resistor from the power lead to "tickle" the fake out resistor. I could not get it to work so that is when I came up with the lighter method. That worked.
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  6. Spaggy

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    Isn't there a bulb in the dash you could pull? Wondering this about my '04 because it quit working and I like it.
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  7. Frostback

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    Simplest trick I know is a small piece of black electrical tape to obscure the light.

    Lee
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  8. UrsaMobili

    UrsaMobili Canoodian Expat

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    +1. Works everywhere and every time. Cost $0.00005, time consumed < 30sec.
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  9. cbmoggia

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    I guess tape is the way to do it. I hate having such an expensive bike and having things not work. I left KTM because of stuff breaking. I can't seem to get away from that.
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  10. Spaggy

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    The dash is easy to get at from the front side.
    1 - Remove windshield.
    2 - two torx screws hold the cover on.
    3 - two allen head bolts hold the instrument panel on, then you slide it up off of the lower rubber dealys holding it on.
    4 - Undo the speedo cable and cut a wiring tie to access the bulbs.
    5 - Pop the offending bulb out.
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