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Offline jugbelly

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Fuel Gauge Readout
« on: February 16, 2014, 02:09:09 pm »
Anyone else having problems with fuel gauge readout?  Once before, back when the weather would really let me ride, I left with the fuel gauge not showing any bars.  After about a mile the first bar appeared and slowly the others came also.  The last couple days I have started up the TTSE in the garage, and no fuel showing on the gauge.  Nothing appeared while I let it run for about 10-15 minutes.   It has been rather cold but out on the road we run into those cold mornings.  Any Ideas.

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Re: Fuel Gauge Readout
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014, 02:11:21 pm »
I wouldn't say it was a problem... more an idiosyncrasy of the fuel measurement technology used by the Trophy. I know after fuelling up the bike it can take a few miles for the fuel to fill to fully register....
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Re: Fuel Gauge Readout
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 02:40:41 pm »
Was the battery low when you started the bike?

The fuel gauge will reset on a low battery.  You need to ride it a few miles before it will read he correct level.
I think this due to the tank shape and the way it calculates the fuel level, that was the story on my 1050 Tiger anyway.

No worries, it will take care of itself.
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Re: Fuel Gauge Readout
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2014, 03:12:48 pm »
Thanks.  I keep it on the Battery Tender all the time so the battery stays fully charged, but I still get the low voltage message at times.  Figure that.  Maybe that causes the reset.

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Re: Fuel Gauge Readout
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2014, 03:41:21 pm »
Speaking from my own experience, the only time the fuel gauge ever reads low or inaccurate is right after refueling, and mine adjusts within a block or two after leaving the station. It never reads low or inaccurate at startup. And weather/low temp hasn't been an issue with it either. On my bike this would be an abnormal condition.
As for the 'Low Voltage' at startup
That isn't necessarily an issue, look in the help folders for more info (and thank Coconut)
https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/board,24.0.html
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Re: Fuel Gauge Readout
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2014, 09:49:23 pm »
Hi jugbelly,

It is normal after filling the tank for the Fuel Gauge to read Low or even No fuel.

This can also happen after disconnecting ( and reconnecting ) the Battery.

The ( UK On-Line ) Owners Manual, Page 34 states :

After refuelling, the fuel gauge and range to
empty information will be updated only while
riding the motorcycle. Depending on the
riding style, updating could take up to
five minutes.

I have added a note about this into the HOW TO : Check the most Common Faults & Issues Topic ( Thanks Briang1234 )


« Last Edit: February 16, 2014, 10:19:36 pm by Coconut »

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Re: Fuel Gauge Readout
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2014, 05:32:40 pm »
I agree, it's probably not an issue as such. My recent Tigers were a bit slow to register after being left for a while or just filled. Admittedly that long is unusual and you're probably right about the temperature affecting it. I suspect the software algorithm that monitors the level sensor and engine consumption is very conservative.

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Re: Fuel Gauge Readout
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2014, 10:44:34 pm »
There is a very long filter (time wise) on the fuel gauge to prevent the fuel level from bouncing all over the place due to fuel sloshing.  The fuel level will vary considerably at any point in the tank depending on acceleration, lean angle, hills, etc.

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