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fuel guage?????

Discussion in 'Fuel / Air' started by BigJohn79, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. BigJohn79

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    I have a 04 Mastiff and I was wondering if anyone knows of a aftermarket fuel gauge that works on these tanks either one that screws in from the top or one from the bottom where the fuel comes out For the carb
     
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    francoblay1 The Spaniard
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    Have you tried G:eek::eek:GLE?

    Fuel Gauge at Motorcycle Superstore

    :cheers:

    NOTE: Honestly the fuel gauges are not accurate or worth it IMO. Most people stick to mileage as it is more accurate and reliable. Even on bikes that I have had with a gas gauge, 1/4 tank could mean I was empty or was at a half tank. I never trusted it. I don't even really use mileage anymore. I look in my tank, if I can't see gas, its time to fill up.
     
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    Franco is correct. Just reset your odometer after fill up. I go 150 miles per tank. When I hit 150 it usually takes between 3-3.5 gallons to fill my tank to the top. Just depends on where I am, city or highway, flat or hill country on my bikes mpg. Since I went to this system I have yet to run out of fuel!
     
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    Franco, if you can't see the gas because it's dark, use a lighter!:roll:
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I haven't run out of gas but I'd still like to have an indicator better than just the idiot light on my K-9.

    Since I am fuel injected I am going to build my own fuel gauge based off a design already done on the internet at ecomodders -- basically it reads the amount of time the injector is on and does the math -- this is usuallly very accurate once setup since it measures fuel that has come out of the tank not where some silly float is.

    I might get energetic and replace the entire digital dash with a unit with this feature using an Arduino (examples are already on the net) Could add almost any sensor/display you'd want
    oil psi
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    mpg/fuel left
    gps (also theft deterrent/pager)
    options are endless even without getting a huge display that would belong on a bagger!

    Actually I am working on a mod for this design that will work on carb bikes as well. Probably not quite as accurate but will be pretty close -- stay tuned)
     
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    francoblay1 The Spaniard
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    :loony::roll::roll::roll::loony::roll::roll::roll: you wanker! :roll::roll::roll::roll: :2thumbs:

    :cheers:
     
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    :roll: This method is recommended also for removing moisture from inside the tank.:lol:
     
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    Really???? I must try!!!!

    Never thought about it :bang:

    Thank you so much.... your input is very much appreciated!!! :2thumbs:

    :roll:

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    Its also recommended you do this outdoors:zwhistle:
     
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    did you ever find fuel quantity indicator solution for carb bikes?
     
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    No - haven't really been working at all on that as I haven't been riding my carb bike lately. Will let you know if I do. Winter is coming and then when I work on that kind of stuff.
     
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    Actually think I just found a solution that someone else has already done.
    Check this out.
    http://malebuffy.blogspot.com/2014/04/bt-fuel-managergauge.html
    Uses a sensor and sends the data to a smart phone. I may use this sensor when I build my unit this winter as it will be the same for EFI and carb!
     
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    Neat but that looks a bit big to hide on a chopper? That board looks to be about 5" x 4" alone nevermind the Bluetooth. Would need to pot it to keep water out?

    Take a stab at it though looks cool

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    Seems like a lot of trouble and components to go bad just to replace the trip meter.
     
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    My new bike has a fuel gauge and a low fuel light when it gets low, and the bonus is, its all new digital technology:whoop::oldlaugh:
     
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    Sounds lazy

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    :yesnod: cruise control on it is just like a cars, I hope I don't fall asleep riding it :yawn: :oldlaugh:
     
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    You mean the Ski Doo?


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