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Does 2005 xl883l have a fuel gauge of any sort? It appears to have a fuel light. Never seen it come on. Where is the sensor or gauge how does it work and how may I check it. If not what is the fuel light for?


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No gauge. As far as light,If carbed no, fuel injected yes.
Fuel pump in tank of injected has sensor when you're down to a gallon of fuel cause running pump dry burns it up. Carb has petcock switch to reserve and find a gas station soon
 

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My 2014 has a light warning when getting low on gas. My 2004 has a reserve lever that you move to reserve when the engine tells you.
 

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Thanks it is carved it appears to have a light. But like I see I have never seen it come on.


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If it's carbed, it wont come on.


You can get a fuel gauge for Sportsters, but it is only for 2007+ Fuel Injected Sportsters.
 

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The 2005 883l has a 3.3 gal tank. Depending on how you ride, that can go from 90 to about 120 miles between fillings. Last 1/2 gal is reserve. My stock 2005 883l gets about 50-55 mpg at 55-60 mph, but on the interstate at 70-80 mph about 33 mpg!
I put a 4.5 gal tank from a 1200c on mine, because I travel alot, and the extra miles are great.
 
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