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 Post subject: Temperature Gauge fixed finally
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:37 am 
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Location: Floyd, Virginia
The 86's temp gauge has been reading somewhat higher than the 94's. Not wildly wrong, just more where I would expect it to be.. So I took the faux tank and battery and box off the 94 this week end..
Last year, I had added the Ground wire from the stat housing to the chassis and it had "cured" the non functioning guage.
Last October , on the way down to Carl's, It had dropped off the scale again, prompting a stop and side panel removal to check the level of coolant as there was only two possible causes of no display and the one was coolant level too low..
As it happened, coolant was fine and the cause was the bullet connector where the wires exit the frame to the right side of the bike. Tweaked it up with some pliers and off we went..
Last Friday, I noticed the reading was very low. So I had decided to check it.
Saturday we went for a ride and when i got home, every time I wiggled the bullet, the needle dropped and picked up again.
Crimping didnt fix so I pulled the wire off the sender and checked it with the meter..
Sure enough, there was a break in the cable at the sender end.
Made up a new cable then tried to fit it.. Boy is it tight in there and with hot pipes to add to the frustration, you can imaging just how long it too.. ;-)
Finally got it all fixed up and todays ride into work confirms the gauge is ok now and is close to the 86's too..

While the covers were off, noticed number 4's plug lead didnt look too hot.. pulled off the cap and the cable was split where the cap screws on. Snipped 1/4" off and screwed it back on.

Sorted :-)

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Current Bikes
'94 Voyager XII
'86 Voyager XII

Past Bikes
'98 Suzuki Bandit GSF600S, '86 Goldwing Interstate. '79 Suzuki GS425E
'72 Yamaha YDS7. '86 MZ TS125 ("The Nut Cracker"!). '71 Yamaha YAS1
'91 Suzuki Bandit GSF400 (The Rev Monster)

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