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Repairing low gas indicator Light
The red low gas level light on my 1200 comes on at startup check..... but not at "almost Empty " so bulb is good.

As I understand it , this light is controlled by a wet-dry two resistance thermistor..
.. a NTC type.

Something like this :

They cost more to ship that to buy ( about $2).

I want to chat with someone who has actually done this fiddly repair .... and what I'd like to know , if I decide to do this is any snags I might run into ........

Is the soldering difficult ? How does one open the little can ? Is there any orientation needed ? Will this modern NTC from Newark actually fit in the little can? Any re-seal gaskets needed ?
Will it explode if I solder it incorrectly ?

Its not in either one of my GL1200 manuals ...they recommend replacing the entire unit ( !! )

I am assuming the little hanging down can in this pic is the thermistor unit as the other part looks like the float for the gas gauge.;_35.JPG

Thanks for any help .

#1 03-27-2015, 07:52 PM,
My 84I had the same situation.

What I did was simply clean the outer casing of 'the can' as you describe.
I plugged the fuel level assembly into the bikes harness and powered it up to test the sender and the low level sensor by manually moving the float to simulate a fuel level and a low fuel level.
In order to test properly, the plate which is bolted to the top of the tank needs to be grounded.
I covered the opened fuel tank to minimize fumes, and I did this in a well ventilated area.
Just use caution while doing your testing.
I continued to clean the outer casing and test and eventually the low fuel level sensor started to work.
Good Luck and again, use caution.
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#2 03-28-2015, 11:05 PM,

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