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> gas guage on 04 heritage doesnt work
cruiserlover
post Feb 12 2016, 12:54 PM
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I have just hadmy bike a short time, about 3 weeks.I went riding yesterday,gas guage was on full.I rode quite a while,then the bike just slowed down and quit altogether.The guage was still on full.I let it set for a few minutes.I was only 1/4 mile from a station.I started it up again which surprised me.I rode real quick, got it up to 70, it quit again but I coasted into the station.Still on full.It held 4.7 gallons.I called the dealer since i bought warranty and he said warranty doesnt cover it, and the guages are crap.That sound right? What kind of mileage do you guys get.I am using the odometer now.
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post Feb 12 2016, 04:42 PM
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Set your trip meter to zero at fill up. Start looking for fuel around 150 miles and you will be ok.
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post Feb 12 2016, 06:41 PM
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Bamsambo gave good advice. That's what most folks do. Don't rely on the gauge.
You bought a warranty but it doesn't cover that. Hmmm... Fuckin' dealers....
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post Feb 12 2016, 10:08 PM
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Bamsambo gave good advice. That's what most folks do. Don't rely on the gauge.
You bought a warranty but it doesn't cover that. Hmmm... Fuckin' dealers....


I figured about 150.Yep, the dealers take your money,do nothing for it most of the time.I had an ultra under extended warranty one time.The cam plate went out.It was almost 6 weeks before they got it fixed.
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post Feb 13 2016, 12:42 AM
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READ YOUR WARRENTY before you sign it. Used bike warranties are usually drive line only. The dealer was right, most fuel gages are crap. Ditto what Sammy said,
about 150 miles then start looking.
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post Feb 13 2016, 08:39 AM
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Ditto what Sammy said and yes the gauges are shit.

Dealer not honoring their warranty... what else is new?

Trip meter trick works for me. My gauge usually registers empty at around the 110 mile mark on my trip meter. I usually just get it then on account I'm actually still believing the gas gauge and don't want to be that guy that ran out of gas. Despite the fact that every time I fill up it's always 4.2 gallons cause I still got about a gallon in the tank but saves my sphincter from doing gyrations.

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