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post #1 of 7 Old 11-19-2011, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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temp gauge problem

was out for a ride today , the temp gauge for the first few miles sat in the middle or just below , then it went off the scale i throttled off and it went back to normal i rode about a mile still sat in the middle up til i pulled the clutch in and blipped the throttle to shift down and it again went off the scale as i let the clutch out and held the revs at 3-4 rpm it went straight back to the normal , anybody had the same problem , i think its a problem in the harness more than motor.
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-19-2011, 10:02 AM
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It sounds like a poor connection to the harness or to ground, or a chafed spot on the harness.

Have you done the recall fix on the harness right up around the left forward side, under the tank?

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post #3 of 7 Old 11-19-2011, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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i will be pulling it apart tomorrow and check all the wires to see if i missed any rub spots
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post #4 of 7 Old 11-20-2011, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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well thank god it was a easy fix , temp sender unit wire had melted on to the vacuum pipe on the cylinder head
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post #5 of 7 Old 11-22-2011, 04:57 AM
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Well ThankYou I will be checking this tomarro

Did the gauge go hot or cold ?
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post #6 of 7 Old 11-22-2011, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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went right to the top and off the scale ,then came back down and would go up and down at will.
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-15-2012, 05:17 AM
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I was told that this would not matter but I thought I would post my finding any way just FYI I guess.

This winter I did my annual maintance and noticed that the KiLLeR was quite lean so I jetted and my temp gauge issue is gone .I only had an issue at cold temps 25 to 40 dergees.

That is the only change I made BUT I did do a valve check which intales removing the temp gauge wire from the sender. Loose conection ? who knows .

Oh I also pluged the califoria stuff correctly.

Just a thought .

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