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    How many plugs are on the Gas Tank of '13 SE?
    on: Jul 19, 2017, 01.34 pm
    Jul 19, 2017, 01.34 pm
    Working on the list for the 10K maintenance I did the air filter and the radiator fluid in addition to the oil change. Using other threads here I got both done so the bike runs, the temp gauge rises, and no fluids are spilling out. I stopped short of putting the body panels on as I have a nagging suspicion I am missing something and letting the bike sit overnight is a good way to check for leaks and drips, in my experience.

    The nagging one in my mind is when I fired up the bike with very little gas in the tank. I had drained out most of 5 gallons (US) and kept it out prior to first starting. The bike started and the fuel gauge still indicated all but two bars from the top, as it did prior to my starting this service. I just ran the bike in the garage on the center stand so it did not have any sloshing in the tank. I put the removed gas back in the tank and allowing for spillage I am sure there is now less gas. After I had all but the body attached I started the bike up and ran it until the temp was showing 4 bars and the fuel gauge never changed it's level. :435:

    When reattaching the tank I connected the hose by the fuel pump dead center of the tank on the vertical part. And the connect by the rear of the tank.

    Are there only two wire connectors for the tank?

    Note: I ordered a service manual yesterday so I will have answers sometime in the future.
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    Re: How many plugs are on the Gas Tank of '13 SE?
    Reply #1 on: Jul 19, 2017, 01.57 pm
    Jul 19, 2017, 01.57 pm
    Waiting overnight is a perfect idea, it's good to check, you can also run the bike around with the body panels off if you tuck the turn signal bulbs in. I observe that same erratic behavior when partially filling the tank on the ttse, odds are when you fill it up the gas gauge will go back to behaving normally
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    Re: How many plugs are on the Gas Tank of '13 SE?
    Reply #2 on: Jul 19, 2017, 02.33 pm
    Jul 19, 2017, 02.33 pm
    The Trophy fuel gauge is notorious for delayed updates.  I run an aux tank for long distance riding.  When the fuel light comes on and the distance-to-empty calc is around 70 miles, I open the valve to refill the main tank.  The fuel gauge can take up to 20 minutes before it starts to update.  By this time 3-4 gallons have already been transferred.

    It is unlikely that the fuel gauge will change will the bike is sitting still in your garage.  It's just one of those things we have to deal with.
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    Re: How many plugs are on the Gas Tank of '13 SE?
    Reply #3 on: Jul 19, 2017, 03.34 pm
    Jul 19, 2017, 03.34 pm
    *Originally Posted by tdragger [+]
    The Trophy fuel gauge is notorious for delayed updates.  I run an aux tank for long distance riding...The fuel gauge can take up to 20 minutes before it starts to update.  By this time 3-4 gallons have already been transferred.

    Thanks for that example.

    *Originally Posted by tdragger [+]
    It is unlikely that the fuel gauge will change will the bike is sitting still in your garage.  It's just one of those things we have to deal with.

    Letting the bike sit overnight is to see if there are any small leaks for loose fittings. I carefully wiped the floor under the bike so it was clean and dry. This will, hopefully, allow me to notice any new drips. It also allows me to fret about mistakes I made and have a chance to correct an issue without having to do the bodywork labor (or labour) again.

    I will take it for a test ride without the body panels and see what shakes out during my lunch today (I work from home so that is helpful in this case).
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    Re: How many plugs are on the Gas Tank of '13 SE?
    Reply #4 on: Jul 19, 2017, 07.46 pm
    Jul 19, 2017, 07.46 pm
    Page 34 of the Owners Handbook :

    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.

     :028:

    Last Edit: Mar 30, 2020, 04.20 pm by Coconut

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    Re: How many plugs are on the Gas Tank of '13 SE?
    Reply #5 on: Jul 19, 2017, 07.58 pm
    Jul 19, 2017, 07.58 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    Page 34 of the Owners Handbook :

     :028:



    In computers that answer would be "RTFM" Read The Fine Manual  :001:
    Thanks, I am feeling much less worried about getting all the plugs.
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    Re: How many plugs are on the Gas Tank of '13 SE?
    Reply #6 on: Jul 19, 2017, 08.08 pm
    Jul 19, 2017, 08.08 pm
    You'd probably get that same answer on some /  many other Forums too !

    But not in here !    :075:

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Mar 30, 2020, 04.19 pm by Coconut

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    Re: How many plugs are on the Gas Tank of '13 SE?
    Reply #7 on: Jul 19, 2017, 09.19 pm
    Jul 19, 2017, 09.19 pm
    I have a love/hate relationship with all this overcomplicated computer stuff in vehicles, it really has become a joke but I guess that we are stuck with it now. I do wonder if these vehicles will prove to be reliable in the long term and will it be feasible to keep one on the road in 10 years time?

    I really hope so but I doubt it somehow, not much nowadays is built to last or designed to be fixed easily.