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2001 Harley Davidson FXSTS, I have an intermitent problem with my fuel gauge. Start with a full tank and sometimes in drops to empty or half a tank????? Thanks Mark

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I have a wiring schematic of the fuel gauge on a '94 FXDWG. Your gauge may be physically a bit different but it should be wired the same. Harley's fuel gauges are known to be problematic. If you think it may help you on your bike, you'll have to contact me directly as I cannot send a file larger than 150KB here. I'll send you a scanned copy in a JPEG file (Picture file). Remind me of what you need. wd4ity@bellsouth.net

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