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gazzr11r

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Hi , since having my clutch replaced in the shop my low fuel light doesn't work, the bike shop says the float can sometimes stick after a tank removal and should free itself. Well 2 months on and still no low fuel light, I've checked the bulb, any ideas ?

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yes sorry it is a 1999 r1100r 60,000 miles. Update on the issue- I ran the tank really low and if you turn the bike on whilst on the side stand the low fuel light will come on and stay on when the bike is upright. If you then turn the bike on while it is upright the low fuel light will not come on, I've even put the bike on the main stand and syphoned most of the fuel out with the ignition on and still no low fuel light. Put the bike on the side stand and turn on the ignition then low fuel light comes on, very strange ! i guess im going to have to remove the pump etc and have a look !

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dirtrider
24 minutes ago, gazzr11r said:

yes sorry it is a 1999 r1100r 60,000 miles. Update on the issue- I ran the tank really low and if you turn the bike on whilst on the side stand the low fuel light will come on and stay on when the bike is upright. If you then turn the bike on while it is upright the low fuel light will not come on, I've even put the bike on the main stand and syphoned most of the fuel out with the ignition on and still no low fuel light. Put the bike on the side stand and turn on the ignition then low fuel light comes on, very strange ! i guess im going to have to remove the pump etc and have a look !

Afternoon gazzr11r

 

Not working straight up but working on the side stand sort of points to not siphoning enough of the fuel out.  

 

You might siphon it as low as possible then take a gallon of gasoline with you then ride the motorcycle until either the low fuel light comes on or it quits running. 

 

If the light comes on first then see how far it will go until it runs out of fuel. 

 

 

 

 

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Syphoned all but the dreggs out dirtrider, it should come on with 4 litres left in the tank, there was less than 1 litre approximately left after syphoning. Very odd 🤔🧐

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I have purchased a replacement fuel light dampener relay to see if this resolves the problem, I'll keep you posted.

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