Fuel sender & gauge

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Fuel sender & gauge

Postby Gaz800 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:13 pm

Has anyone ever fitted a fuel sender and gauge on their DR?

I'm tempted... What could possibly go wrong :lol:
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Re: Fuel sender & gauge

Postby nug » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:11 pm

It could leak, piss fuel all over the motor and burn you alive ! ...Mind you, Bigs can do that anyway when the fuel hoses turn to dust...go for it gaz :tup:
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Re: Fuel sender & gauge

Postby Gaz800 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:20 pm

nug wrote:It could leak, piss fuel all over the motor and burn you alive ! ...Mind you, Bigs can do that anyway when the fuel hoses turn to dust...go for it gaz :tup:



With those words of encouragement I shall go forth lmao :crazy:
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Re: Fuel sender & gauge

Postby kyle » Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:30 pm

I just wonder why you would? The reserve lets you know what fuel / miles you have left.
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Re: Fuel sender & gauge

Postby Gaz800 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:00 pm

kyle wrote:I just wonder why you would? The reserve lets you know what fuel / miles you have left.


I have a brand new fuel sender and gauge in the shed that wasn't used on a previous project and seeing as I've got to open the tank anyway, due to internal rust, I thought I'd give it a go ;)

Sure nothing ventured, nothing gained :tup:
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Re: Fuel sender & gauge

Postby spendango » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:43 pm

Why do you have to open the tank to sort the rust out ???
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Re: Fuel sender & gauge

Postby Gaz800 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:10 pm

I'm cutting a square piece from the top of the tank (away from any welds), having the tank vapour blasted clean inside, cut out re welded back on, and tank sealed. So with all that going on I thought I'd try to fit the fuel sender ;)

I know there are other methods for removing the rust :tup:
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Re: Fuel sender & gauge

Postby spendango » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:05 am

Def easier ways than that :tup:
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Re: Fuel sender & gauge

Postby Gaz800 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:19 am

Well, after cutting out a piece from the tank, all the horrors where on full view, lots of rust flaking off and a badly done fibreglass repair along the seams that was starting to disentegrate :(

I know the previous owner didn't use it much, so little to no fuel being in the tank has lead to this. Anyway, a friend of a friend is a fabricator and he is repairing the tank, which once done should be as good as new.

Unfortunately no room inside for my fuel sender, so traditional use of the odometer for fill up's remains :mrgreen:

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Re: Fuel sender & gauge

Postby BigBob » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:22 pm

At least with the SR43 the tank gets covered up by bodywork, and you don`t have all the silly plumbing as on the earlier models.
New tank around £1000 from those thieving swine at Suzuki
I bought a mint spare tank off Ebay for £50 last year and am hanging on to it if they rust like that
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