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Is there any way to adjust the sensor that trips the low fuel light? I'm getting great fuel mileage, but when the light comes on I feel obliged to fill it up, I usually top it off a bit more than I really should and still only put 3.2 gallons in. I know it is a 4.5 gallon tank and the light should come on with 0.8 gallons left, which means I should be putting 3.7 gallons in. That half gallon would give me another 20-25 miles before the light comes on.
 

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In decades of riding, I have seldom had a bike that had a fuel gauge that provided accurate information. Get to know your bike's fuel mileage city and highway. Reset a trip odo at fill ups. When light comes on, note the trip odo reading and extrapolate how far you can go before having to push the bike. Many of us have been doing that way for years. My XR has about 1-1/2 gallons left when the light comes on. A nuisance? Yes. A problem? No.
 

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You have to pull the sending unit out of the tank and bend it to get a better reading.

Look at it this way you don't have to push the bike thumb up
 

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You have to pull the sending unit out of the tank and bend it to get a better reading.

Look at it this way you don't have to push the bike thumb up
That seems like some guess work would be involved. I am wondering if it got bent some time in the past because it looks like the gas tank has been sealed to prevent rust. Might have gotten bent when it was out for the sealer. But if they aren't that accurate, then it probably isn't worth trying to fix.
 

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That seems like some guess work would be involved. I am wondering if it got bent some time in the past because it looks like the gas tank has been sealed to prevent rust. Might have gotten bent when it was out for the sealer. But if they aren't that accurate, then it probably isn't worth trying to fix.
Has anyone heard of the float arm getting stuck? On my 2011 Kingpin the light never comes on at all. The light is working as it lights when key is first put on. I do use the tripometer but still would like to have the light incase I screw up witch happened twice to me. Don't know for sure but does disconnecting battery reset the trip? Other than that I would have somehow reset it by mistake. I usually go 120 mi to fill ups which leaves me plenty of fuel as I get 40mpg on avg.
Funny story, when I had my 04 Kingpin It happened to me once. I was out for a ride when the fuel light started to flicker on (worked fine on this bike) I must have thought I had more gas for some reason and my trip also indicated plenty of fuel. I was thinking something must be wrong with the light so I kept going. I was now out of town with no gas stations around and the light was now staying on solid. On my way back and the bike started to sputter, "oh crap". I finally came upon a gas station and just as I pulled in the bike stalled and if I remember right I coasted to the pumps. How fortunate was I. As I filled up I wondered why I was so stupid to doubt the light or at least did a visual check in the tank. Guess I was certain I had more fuel in there. Wrong!
This is why I would like the light to work as I would not doubt it anymore.
 
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