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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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gas gauge?

hey guys, maybe someone can help me. i just bought my first harley (78 1/2 flh. theres no fuel gauge on this bike and I'm wondering if there is a gas cap fuel gauge that i can get for it? other than running the site tube on the side of the tank(which is NOT happening) im not sure what to do. thanks for any help guys.

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Use your odometer. Best gas gauge Harley ever made. Seriously

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Use your odometer. Best gas gauge Harley ever made. Seriously

Yup.. got the handy dandy low fuel light, and gauge, but this is what I use 160 miles I start lookin for a gas station.

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If you really want a gauge, there are lots of marine gas gauges that could be adapted. The sender could be installed in the left cap hole and a fake cap adapted to cover the sender. You would have to find a place for the gauge on the dash. Alternately, a carbed softail tank could be adapted to your frame that has the leftside fuel gauge already. None of these options is a "bolt on" and would take considerable work. Or use the odometer.
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[quote=gtrman66;660905 [B] Use your odometer. Best gas gauge Harley ever made. Seriously
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right, just thought i'd throw it out there. odometer it is then. thanks guys

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Yea I agree, I always reset mile trip meter and start looking at 180. I think HD makes a LED gas cap but kind of on the rich side.


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Yea I agree, I always reset mile trip meter and start looking at 180. I think HD makes a LED gas cap but kind of on the rich side.


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With his split tank the sender won't work with the Harley set up.
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The odometer on any bike is the way to go. Know your miles per tank!
The sight tube is old school cool. That wasn't a stock feature, was it?
Leave it as is & maintain that old scoot.
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