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Low fuel light
Hi guys,
i wonder if anyone knows how you can test to see if your low fuel light is working without almost emptying your fuel tank, i have never seen it on since i have had it( 5 years) although i have driven it sometimes when the fuel has been on empty and don't want to go less than that.
Any advice would be appreciated
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#1 05-26-2009, 08:34 PM,
I searched your posts, can't find any information on your year, model.
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#2 05-26-2009, 09:21 PM,
according to info i have on both the interstate and the aspy there should be a self test when you turn the key on

sending u (fireman99) an email or pm with info from clymers and frm a goldwing service manual about this

hope it helps
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

Hancock,MD
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#3 05-26-2009, 11:20 PM,
I don't think the Interstate has a low fuel light. If they do mine don't work. :mrgreen: Guess how I know? :oops: Poorboy
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#4 05-27-2009, 04:47 AM,
On my Aspy when I turn the key on the low fuel light comes on for a few seconds then goes out.
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
1985 Aspencade
2002 Vulcan
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#5 05-27-2009, 05:41 AM,
in my clymer's it has the same info on both the int and aspy

but then again we know that clymer's is never wrong right
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

Hancock,MD
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#6 05-27-2009, 05:53 AM,
It varies by year and model. The '84 Aspy doesn't have a warning light. The last bar on the digital display flashes when on reserve. So, what year and model are we talking about?
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#7 05-27-2009, 06:30 AM,
My '86 Interstate has a low fuel light. Lights up momentarily when you turn the ignition on. Mine comes on when I have about 1 U.S. gal (4 litres) left in the tank.
Lawrence

'97 GL1500SE
'98 Valkyrie Std
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#8 05-27-2009, 08:01 AM,
My 1986 Interstate has a low fuel light. It comes on when the gauge reads about half-way into the red. I have not yet found the travel limit with the light on. Smile
1986 Honda GL1200 Interstate
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#9 05-27-2009, 08:24 PM,
Sorry guys,
it's a 1984 Interstate
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#10 05-28-2009, 08:28 PM,
Usually when the fuel light comes on you have approx 1 gal left in the tank. That is what I have found out and I ride a 87 interstate. Just Sayin' 8)
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#11 05-29-2009, 01:00 AM,
From the time my light comes on till I run out of gas I get 48 miles.
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
1985 Aspencade
2002 Vulcan
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#12 05-29-2009, 04:24 AM,
Sounds like an informed guesstimate. Not 47.5 or 49 with a tail wind? Come on, let's hear the story.
Lawrence

'97 GL1500SE
'98 Valkyrie Std
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#13 05-29-2009, 01:22 PM,
fireman99 Wrote:Sorry guys, it's a 1984 Interstate
According to my wiring schematic, the 84 Interstate only had the warning light on California models. Check your instrument cluster carefully for a backlit warning light. If you don't see it, you don't have it. You could also remove the seat and inspect the number of pins on your sending unit. If it only has two pins, it doesn't have the warning feature. Don't rely on the number of wires at the connector, it may already be prewired with three. Disconnect the connector and physically check the number of pins.
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#14 05-29-2009, 03:35 PM,
So now I'm wondering. If it doesn't have a warning system, what type of fuel shut off does it have? Is there a position for "reserve", or is it just "on and off"?
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#15 05-29-2009, 03:38 PM,


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