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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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I wondering if anybody else is having issues with their low fuel light indicator coming on way too early? My fuel gauge will show empty, I get both low fuel inidcators normally around 141 on my trip odometer. When I go to fill up I average 3.5 gallons of fuel and with a 5.8 gallon tank, you can do the math.

My dealer contacted Victory and they did some readings and said that everything is normal. My dealer also stated that Victory wants to make sure that the tank doesn't run dry because the fuel pump is in the tank.

I wouldn't mind if the low fuel light came on with about 1.5 gallons in the tank, but 2.5 or more is not right.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 12:29 PM
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It sounds right to me. Aside from the light coming on why does this annoy you? Better safe than sorry.
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that is basically where my low fuel light starts to come on, i continue to ride till around the 160-170 mile on the odo , have never ran out , i do know it is not recommended to allow any fuel injected vehicle to run completely dry , given the fact others have said a new fuel pump from vic is around $350.00 plus labor [ if you can't install ] i don't want to buy one any sooner than absolutely necessary.

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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 01:33 PM
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I totally understand. Why have a gage that doesn't gage? When my gage shows 1/2 tank, I fill up to find that I've used 3.5 us gals. By that mark, I guess I have a 7 us gal tank. I too have to say that the gas gage Suc**. However, the speedo is almost right on, according to the read out I receive from my GPS. I average about 41 MPG, which I feel is pretty good. The gas gage needs work!
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Not sure if this what you are doing or not....could happen. My dealer mentioned that a guy was coming in with the same issue. After going round and round with him....come to find out he was shoving the gas nozzle all the way into the gas spout.....once fuel reached the tip of gas nozzle....pump trips and stops fueling as if full tall has been acheived. After holding nozzle back up couple inches....he was able to get more fuel in tank and stretch his in between low fuel light ups.

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Default Fuel Accuracy Issue - Nozzle

That was one of the first things that my dealer and I looked at to try and solve the problem. I know another guy who has the same bike and he is also having the same problem.

I was talking to my service manager and he said that maybe he could bend the float a little to see if that helps. He is not recommended that as a solution, but maybe as a action of last resort.
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My Crossroads fuel light doesn't come on until about 190-200 miles. It then takes about 4.5.4.7 gallons for a fill up. This seems about right to me. This means I'm getting around 42-43 MPG.

Ido like was mentioned earlier, I fill until the pump clicks off and then pull the nozzle out about 2" and completely fill the tank.

This seems to work OK for me.
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Just for info my crossroads has 3500 miles on it and runs great.
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I fill up when my low fuel comes on and I usually get 4.5 gallons in the tank. Only getting about 3.5 gallons on a low fuel light doesn't seem right.
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There is a new flash for the cluster that improves the gas gauge, and light to almost good
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