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post #81 of 158 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 03:57 PM
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My 2012 Cross Country has all the same issues…* gas gauge moves real slow at first and then moves real fast for the last quarter tank, the idiot light comes on with about 2 gallons left in the tank (aprox. 80 miles), and the displayed MPG (average 46.7 MPG) is a bit optimistic.* I have gotten to know my bike and just deal with it.* A full tank will outlast my butt, and anyone else’s tank for that matter.* I just fill up when it’s convenient or soon after the idiot light comes on.* I don’t even watch the miles any more.

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That being said... it would be nice if all these things were accurate. Can't imagine what would happen if I designed something as inaccurate as this thing.

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I read where a guy had the same problem and his dealer told him that victory says there is a bad resistor in the sending unit.
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and where exactly did you read this?

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They say there is a bad resistor in the sending unit and Vic is aware of it go to your dealer

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I too would like to find out what the fix is for this. My Road King's fuel gauge is always right on. There is no reason the XCT's gauge can't work correctly.

When I can go almost a 100 more miles after the low fuel light come on, that's just not right.
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I have run my tank down to the low fuel light 3 times now and the tank took about 4.2 gallons to fill it up each time. This was around the 170 mile mark on two of those fill ups but one was at about 135 miles but still roughly a little over 4 gallons to fill it up so go figure! My cheap little suzuki has no fuel gauage but the low fuel light comes on at around the 170 mark every time (bike gets about 52 mpg's).

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I'm a strong believer that the inaccurate fuel reading has nothing to do with the fuel unit. I believe it has to do with the inaccuracy of the speedometer/odometer. With bad information in, you can only produce bad information.

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I'm a strong believer that the inaccurate fuel reading has nothing to do with the fuel unit. I believe it has to do with the inaccuracy of the speedometer/odometer. With bad information in, you can only produce bad information.

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How far off is your speedometer?

My speedometer shows the same speed as my Garmin. The trip gauge is also within 3/10 mile with the Garmin for each tank of fuel.
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Mine is 10% off. It is aggravating but I've learned to live with it.

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Mine is 10% off. It is aggravating but I've learned to live with it.

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You gas gauge is off by 10% or you speedometer?

60= 66 or 60=54

That is unsatisfactory and should not be "lived with"
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