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Fuel light indicator

I bought my 85 maxim xj700 last year. I was out riding and the bike started jerking and running ruff. I turned on my reserve switch and the problem went away.
I stopped at a gas station and checked I was low on fuel. I think the fuel light indicator is not working. I have it up for the winter (wisconsin)
How can I go about checking to see where this problem is. I want to start at the simple and then work my way up to hard. I don't have a manuel so, I'll be working by feel.
Thanks for any help I can get.

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  • dougstewart2 Mar 07, 2009

    No it don't.

  • dougstewart2 Mar 07, 2009

    The fuel light doesn't come on when I turn the key on. The other indicator lights ( oil, etc..) do though.

  • dougstewart2 Mar 14, 2009

    Sounds good. I'll be working on it in the next few days. I wasn't sure where to look. Thanks for your help.

  • Dick
    Dick May 11, 2010

    Does the fuel light come on when you turn the key on, as it should if the system tests all indicator lights?

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Remove the cover that has the oil light,high beam, etc and check the fuses and clean the contacts then spray with wd40, then let the tank empty or syphon it and the light should come on.

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