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Tiger 955 low fuel warning light stays on when tank is full and gauge reads nil for 20 miles then all is ok , sender replaced still the same,also when engine fan cuts in light comes on and fuel gauge reads nil HELP.many thanks dave s.

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Sounds like a very bad earth on this bike check all the earths first

Posted on May 05, 2010

Testimonial: "many thanks it was poor connections in the 2 connectors on the ecu module, i used wd 40 on both both connectors all is now well it only took 2 years thanks again,david"

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