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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 05:21 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel guage replacement

I bought the skull LED fuel guage to put on my 2013 Street Bob and was wondering how to properly install it. I looked at the instructions but was a lil lost. I searched a couple of pages on the subject but did find was I was looking and since I didn't want to spend time searching for the right answer (I'm at work) I decided to ask here instead.

The last time I messed with a fuel guage it was on my Nightster and I installed one of those LED fuel guages and I had to drain the tank, but these instructions doesn't say anything about it. I just didn't know it I have to or what exactly I need to do about the wires.


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Does the fxdb have the fuel cap on the right and the oem gauge on the left? If so, it's pretty easy. On the underside of the tank on the left side is a connecter. Break it loose, swap the other, done.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 04:24 PM
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I just got a Harley Davidson shop manual on line for $15. It is on a DVD,not the book. It has in it the proper way to work on the left side fuel guage. It doesn't seem too difficult to change out. You could get the manual in book form from your Harley dealer. They are model specific and cost about $60. Its money well spent. Good luck with your project!
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I just got a Harley Davidson shop manual on line for $15. It is on a DVD,not the book. It has in it the proper way to work on the left side fuel guage. It doesn't seem too difficult to change out. You could get the manual in book form from your Harley dealer. They are model specific and cost about $60. Its money well spent. Good luck with your project!
QD where did you get the manual from???


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He bought an illegal copy as HD does not sell electronic versions of their service manuals.

It is also policy here we do not promote, encourage, or provide links to such manuals.

Its piracy.

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I wish HD would sell us a PDF version. I understand why they don't. But it would be nice.

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Service manual says remove fuel tank to access connector. Not that big of a task, pain to get all the gas out. Go get the manual. It is well worth it and it will save you cash down the line. Unless you like giving your money to HD for service.


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Pappa, I actually do almost all the work myself....The only reason I had Harley do a few things was because it was included with the price of the bike...


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The gauge connector can be removed from the wires without removing the tank, then simply pull the wires up and out of the gauge pocket. Go into the front of the connector with a pin and trip the lock clip on the terminal to remove the wires.

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I was looking at the LED gas gauge with the flush moutn gas cap, that loos sweet!

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