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My gas gauge on my left tank has come loose and giving me a false reading of fuel. how can i repair that without taking it to the shop?

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Now, I haven't messed with the later style fuel gauges but I have taken the gauges out of several 90's model bikes. The gauge is the left fuel cap basically. If you grab the cap and wiggle it, it will come out of the well that it sits in. Be careful not to pull up too high as the wires are not very long for the gauge.

The sending unit is in the tank. There are about four or five small screws that hold the sending unit in the tank. Take these out and lift the sending unit while rotating it clockwise. Now, this is on a bike equipped with a carb. No fuel pump involved with this system. If your bike is fuel injected or you notice that these instructions don't quite sound right, they may not be right for your bike.

Good Luck
Steve

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