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1984 XV1000 Fuel Gauge (Hi everyone just registered help please) (Australia)

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1984 XV1000 Fuel Gauge (Hi everyone just registered help please) (Australia)

Post by mrxv1000 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:12 am

hi every one first time poster and registered but been reading for months great site will donate .
I have a xv1000 84 just got it started. after 8 years from a friend which had it and couldn't start it my question I'm going to bobber project it I need help with I've bought three speedometer digital all with fuel gauge now after spending 430$ on these and not able to return them my loss how can i get the reading to work not knowing this bike doesn't have a sender float thing any help will be very very much appreciated please.

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Re: 1984 XV1000 Fuel Gauge (Hi everyone just registered help please) (Australia)

Post by ViragoJoe » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:41 am

mrxv1000 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:12 am
hi every one first time poster and registered but been reading for months great site will donate .
I have a xv1000 84 just got it started. after 8 years from a friend which had it and couldn't start it my question I'm going to bobber project it I need help with I've bought three speedometer digital all with fuel gauge now after spending 430$ on these and not able to return them my loss how can i get the reading to work not knowing this bike doesn't have a sender float thing any help will be very very much appreciated please.
MrXV1000,

Trying to install a fuel gauge is going to be most difficult. The speedometers fuel gauge has to work off some type of sending unit either by float or a pressure reading device. You haven't stated which your speedometer(s) fuel gauge(s) requires to function or if some other method to measure the fuel is needed. If a float is required . . . getting it into the tear drop shaped tanks we have would be difficult if not impossible.

Here is the method used on a Honda Valkyrie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwRaa-37UP4
Which is a Hydrostatic System:
https://www.lskelectronics.com/fuelgaugeprouni

Will it work on an XV1000 with the two fuel tanks it has (Main Tank 3.8 gal and Sub Tank .6 Gal), I don't know.

I thought as you and wanted a Fuel Gauge at one time. However, gave the notion up. When I realized the work that would come along with it. Especially, since I have a low fuel sensor light already incorporated in my Virago's tachometer and the use of the odometer incorporated in the speedometer. So, when my low fuel light comes on I flip the switch to "RES" and eye ball the odometer to see if it is within the norm and head for a fuel station. If it shows less than normal, I know I've been hot dogging it and burning more fuel. You may want to think about placing those speedometers on ebay and try to recoup some of your $430.

Other fuel measuring methods:

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This works basically, due to the tank being flat bottomed.
fuel Gauge.jpg
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Why Most Motorcycles Don’t Have A Fuel Gauge:
https://agentsofdrive.com/why-most-moto ... uel-gauge/

Just my 2 cents here.
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