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Fuel tank fix
Written by obijuanak on 7/28/2011 at 08:59 pm

There are three methods to do this. Only two involve fiddling with the hardware,
the other one requires re-programing of the wetware.

A) This is the easiest. Simply adjust the way you read the gauge. Learn the
levels remaining at various points. The gauge is quite accurate and the
repeatability of readings is not in question.

B) Empty the tank, And fill with your preferred amount that will remain when you
want to be warned, then remove and bend the float arm to read exactly where you
want it with that specified amount (it is personal preference at this point).

C) As suggested by one of our european colleagues, place a resistor in the fuel
sender circuit to adjust the level displayed by the gauge, also personal
preference.

Searching the Archives for B) or C) will net you good results. For me, A) is
the simplest choice, but some OCD types must have everything "look right" :-)

Good luck!

Juan


On Jul 28, 2011, at 11:54 , Martechy wrote:

> Okay, maybe I am blind but I can't seem to find the file on how to fix your
gas tank to be more accurate.
>
> Can you point me in the right direction?
>
> Thanks



Juan Goula
Fairbanks, Alaska
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Message Thread for message #106422

martechy
7/28/2011, 07:54 pm
Fuel tank fix
Okay, maybe I am blind but I can't seem to find the file on how to fix your gas tank to be more accurate. Can you point me in the right direction? Thanks

    swiftly1...
    7/28/2011, 08:22 pm
    Fuel tank fix
    Check under "Links", PC800 Tools and knowledge" http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/pantera/936/fuelgauge.html Your not blind, It is not locate

    obijuanak
    7/28/2011, 08:59 pm
    Fuel tank fix
    There are three methods to do this. Only two involve fiddling with the hardware, the other one requires re-programing of the wetware. A) This is the easiest. Simply adjust the way you read the gauge. Learn the levels remaining at various

      tradewinds1964
      7/29/2011, 02:15 am
      Fuel tank fix
      Solution B was pretty easy for me. A few screws and a simple bend of the arm. For mine, I took about 20 minutes to adjust so that I have 1 gallon left when the needle gets to the end of the white zone. Yeah, you could compensate and try to re

    goldwingman40
    7/29/2011, 03:28 am
    Fuel tank fix
    Go to the Links > Tools & Knowledge > Adjusting the PC800 Fuel Gage Sending Unit (First Item) Fred --- In

      martechy
      7/29/2011, 06:03 am
      Fuel tank fix
      Ah...I was looking under Files and had read most of those. This is like turning over a whole new rock of knowledge...whee! Thanks

        tradewinds1964
        7/29/2011, 12:12 pm
        Fuel tank fix
        See? We're more than good looking people on good looking bikes. We're also quite entellijent. Ting Atlanta, GA '90 Red PC Glen Scotia(pronounced Sko-sha)