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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Light quit working on my '08 Pin. Shop says light bulb is good. It may be a bad sensor. Sensor is built into the fuel pump. Have to replace the entire pump ($600.00 +). Really? has anyone else experienced this? Do you have a cheaper solution?
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Light quit working on my '08 Pin. Shop says light bulb is good. It may be a bad sensor. Sensor is built into the fuel pump. Have to replace the entire pump ($600.00 +). Really? has anyone else experienced this? Do you have a cheaper solution?
Of course it's easy for me to suggest this, but I'd say keep the cash in your stash, and start relying on trip odometer to keep track of fuel. Reset trip each time you fuel, and it will be the more accurate (never mind cheaper) alternative.

Also, give Rylan of The Vic Shop a call (515.339.4313 / website: http://www.thevicshop.com/) and pick his brain. He might have a quicker, cheaper fix for it. He does rebuild fuel pumps so he will likely have a more reasonable solution for you.

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I try. The light is a better reminder. I always have the odo on Trip anyway. Just like to have fully functional parts.
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I try. The light is a better reminder. I always have the odo on Trip anyway. Just like to have fully functional parts.
Give Rylan a call. Have my fingers crossed for you.

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The cheap (free) alternative is just to do as suggested. For many decades people have used the odometer for their fueling needs. The trip odometer makes it even easier.

The reserve is there to aid your troubles.

Otherwise, shop around for a pump.
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For many decades people have used the odometer for their fueling needs.
And during those decades they also had a "reserve" setting on the petcock... On these bikes, when you run out... you're out. Add to that a 4.5 gallon fuel tank... I have run out at 215 miles.

Low fuel light stopped working last year, but I am swiching gas tanks soon, I'll look at it then. It is nice to have the light working...

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How did you get it to stop working? I wish that I could get mine to stop as well... it is distracting!

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How did you get it to stop working? I wish that I could get mine to stop as well... it is distracting!
Remove the bulb...

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And during those decades they also had a "reserve" setting on the petcock... On these bikes, when you run out... you're out. Add to that a 4.5 gallon fuel tank... I have run out at 215 miles.

Low fuel light stopped working last year, but I am swiching gas tanks soon, I'll look at it then. It is nice to have the light working...

Wasn't aware the Vics don't have a reserve tube in the tank. Wonder what their reasoning behind that was? I know some newer Harleys have no selector/reserve tube...I wonder if it's that way with most FI bikes?

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Wasn't aware the Vics don't have a reserve tube in the tank. Wonder what their reasoning behind that was? I know some newer Harleys have no selector/reserve tube...I wonder if it's that way with most FI bikes?
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