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It would be nice if it were true and I had an endless tank of gas, but that just can't be. I put in 2 gallons yesterday from the lawnmower can and it put me at half a tank. When I got on it today it said it was full. I looked in the tank and it was less that half full. I'm not sure how it got stuck on full but it is. Looks like it time to break out the tools and see why its sticking. First I've got almost a half tank of gas to use up. I better get started. Anyone else have this happen?
 

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I have, kinda. Some times when I park it for the night the gage says half tank, but when I start it in the morning it jumps up to 3/4. I think it is because the gas is settling and not sloshing around so the gage gets a better read when it has set for a little while. Just my thought though.
 

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I've been sloshing and taking on speed bumps at a pretty good rate, and nothing seems to be helping. Its almost empty. I'll fill it full again and it that doesn't work I guess I'll have to ride it some more. = ) BTW at the rate I'm riding the bike, I'll have a 1000 miles on it by tomorrow. Whats the average mileage for a year? What will that do to the resale value? Doubt I'll ride it much in the winter.
 

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Mileage won't greatly affect a bikes overall value, they are much different than cars in that respect.

Zen, I seriously put 65 miles on it every day I go to work (but of course in Ohio thats about 1 day a week because of weather)

So I have owned it for only a couple weeks and easily put 1000 on it.

About the tank...this has happened to me with countless small engines....just fill-er-up to the brim and take lots of sharp turns ;) J/K be careful and slosh it around. Quick fix.
 

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Its most likely a wiring issue and not the sending unit. The gauge works with resistance. If you were to unhook the sending unit the gauge would show empty...however if the two wires were shorted out somewhere it would show completely full all the time. Either way, that should be covered under Kawi warranty. I would just take it in and make them fix it.

Hope this helps, Used an online translator.

O seu mais provável uma questão de instalação elétrica e não a unidade de envio. A medida trabalha com a resistência. Se você devesse desenganchar a unidade de envio a medida mostraria "empty" vazio contudo se os dois arames fossem shorted fora em algum lugar ele mostraria completamente cheio todo o tempo. Qualquer caminho, que deve ser coberto embaixo da garantia Kawi. Eu o receberia somente e os faria fixá-lo.
 

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Wow, south america. I love how there are so many people from around the world. I agree with Red, take it in and get them to fix it.
 

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Yeah its still stuck. I'm going to take it in in the morning. Ready for the the first oil change too, so I'll pick up a filter.

Sim eu fala. Bem vindo Blaze! Eu faz meu lua de mel no Buzios. Legal cara!
 

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The Saturday after next I am scheduled to have the gauge fixed. I was told that if the wire was disconnected that it would show full. Kinda like what you said Red. Only different. Then again I may have f*cked it all up in my dyslexic mind. Anyway, so that I'm not waiting on parts and be without a bike for a few days, they are going to look at it. I wasn't really worried about it until I got called in to work a few times this week and got stranded on the freeway the other day with no gas. I filled it up, rode the sh*t out of it, and ended up there with the gas gauge needle pointed up and a bone dry tank. While I was there I noticed something. Which brings me to my next post.
 

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It will show empty..the reason I know is I took my bike in for the first "complementary" service and they removed the tank because they were checking valve clearance. When they got all done it had a full tank but the guage was pinned on empty because their "master technician" had forgot to hook up the wire.
 

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redrider said:
It will show empty..the reason I know is I took my bike in for the first "complementary" service and they removed the tank because they were checking valve clearance. When they got all done it had a full tank but the guage was pinned on empty because their "master technician" had forgot to hook up the wire.
"COMPLEMENTARY" How did you get that service. I think the dealers are true a-holes.
 

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It was the sending unit. It'll take a week for the part to come in and about an hour to fix. So there ya go for anyone who cares. You may delete the thread now if you wish. That is all.
 

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The sending unit is on back order. Ran out of gas again the other day. Some killer road with lots of twisties that you can't give directions to. Let alone in Portuguese to a woman that can barely drive. So its an ongoing thing with this bike anyway. No end in sight.
 
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