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Fuel gauge
Written by alfr4d on 8/1/2010 at 10:33 pm


For a few months I warned against the dangers of removing the sensor from the
tank and told that adjusting the fuel gauge could also be performed by soldering
a resistor of 330 Ohm, from an old radio or bought for only one or two dime in
the shop, over the plug of the sensor near the tank or over the meter behind the
instrument panel. The electrical plug above the sensor is by far most easy to
reach. Connect it, wherever you can, parallel to the wires, shorting them out.
The resistor would have to come with the color code Orange - Orange - Brown,
with Gold or Silver for the tolerance. The resistor must be a 0,25 Watt minimum
and can also be the physically bigger 1/2, 1 or 2 Watt. Do not forget to try it
out first and notice the difference. With thanks to the Dutch PC800 forum.

Surprisingly many owners want to do the fuel sensor tweak. Please write a review
when you do it this way or have any ideas on the electrical approach. It will be
much saver avoiding possible gas spill and leakage. Alfred

Message Thread for message #95521

alfr4d
8/1/2010, 10:33 pm
Fuel gauge
For a few months I warned against the dangers of removing the sensor from the tank and told that adjusting the fuel gauge could also be performed by soldering a resistor of 330 Ohm, from an old radio or bought for only one or two dime in

    goldwingman40
    8/1/2010, 11:33 pm
    Fuel gauge
    Alfred, "O" ring seals are some of the easiest to use. The correct repair is adjusting the rheostat sender, not installing more uneeded electrical circuits. If you pay attention to what you are doing there is no problem with remo

    mostlyhondas
    2/16/2012, 04:15 pm
    Fuel gauge
    This is the best advice, I always do it with all bikes and I can run it down to need 3.8 - 4.2 gal. every time. The only difference is that I may not start carrying the extra gas until its at least half empty. On Wed, 15 Feb 201

      humpthegrump
      2/16/2012, 04:38 pm
      Fuel gauge
      Fuel gauge on my 2 '94 PC's. When fuel is full, the gasoline gauge needle rises above the "F" position and stays there for about 35-40 miles. When the needle points straight down I have used 2 gallons of fuel. That me

      skyeenter
      2/16/2012, 09:46 pm
      Fuel gauge
      Thanks Leland for a little PC zen. When I first started riding PC's I got willy nilly over the small gas tank. Coming from a 6 gallon Beemer to a 4.2 Honda made it that way. Along the way I started doing the same thing as you. Measuring how

    jhawkins
    2/16/2012, 07:57 pm
    Fuel gauge
    Hey Tom, Thank you, and other Coasters, for sharing your experiences with me! I tend to revel in these discussions since I LOVE motorcycles! It started when I was 15 and in the 46 years hence I've had a dozen bikes in all. My heyday came

    cmaefs
    10/5/2013, 12:00 am
    RE: Fuel gauge
    Thanks Leland for a little PC zen. When I first started riding PC's I got willy nilly over the small gas tank. Coming from a 6 gallon Beemer to a 4.2 Honda made it that way. Along the way I started doing the same thing as you. Measuring how m

    stefan_grotegut
    5/15/2015, 12:00 am
    Re: Fuel gauge
    Hi, If you use to bridge the cables in the cluster? Which of the cables get connected with the resistor?It appears there're three cables and I'm not sure about the color coding yet. Thanks