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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-11-2020, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Question Fuel Gauge

Any body with a KRX1000 having issues with the fuel gauge? Mine gives
false readings, drops one bar as it should. Then it will drop three bars at
once. Blinks with three bars showing with still 3 1/2 gallons in the tank.
The dealer said there is a 30 second delay per bar. Seems weird to me. My
2014 Terex worked perfectly.

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Any body with a KRX1000 having issues with the fuel gauge? Mine gives
false readings, drops one bar as it should. Then it will drop three bars at
once. Blinks with three bars showing with still 3 1/2 gallons in the tank.
The dealer said there is a 30 second delay per bar. Seems weird to me. My
2014 Terex worked perfectly.
No but that's funny mine didn't flash but... I started out on the ride with a full tank maybe 80 miles at most when we got back I noticed it had one bar left I thought man this thing uses a lot more gas than the T4 did then I filled it up at the gas station it only took 6.2 gal and I was trying to figure out 1 bar is what like a 1/6th should have been about 1/3rd left

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-14-2020, 05:28 PM
 
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I experienced the same thing. Gauge down to one bar and had over 3 gallons left when I refueled.
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We'll have to try it again & watch to see when it drops & figure out if it's accurate
Being a truck driver I never met a fuel gauge I trusted
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My never seems to move off full.


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Yep that's what it did it stayed on full half the ride cherry Creek all around then out to desert Mnt maybe 10 miles as the crow fly's we were more like at least 15 miles one way and it was still full then on the way back took the back trail then the high road few miles farther half way back the fuel gauge dropped 3 bars at once and stayed there at the end of the ride I haven't fueled it yet to see how many gallons
I know the start of the ride the odometer had 190 miles on the way back somewhere I noticed 240 miles not sure of end miles yet
I'll check fuel mileage when I fill it again
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Any body with a KRX1000 having issues with the fuel gauge? Mine gives
false readings, drops one bar as it should. Then it will drop three bars at
once. Blinks with three bars showing with still 3 1/2 gallons in the tank.
The dealer said there is a 30 second delay per bar. Seems weird to me. My
2014 Terex worked perfectly.
I think the question should have been; Anybody NOT having issues and false readings from their KRX fuel gauge?
I know I will have my 4 gallon Rotopax filled and with me when I actually get out for a trail ride until I can get a feel for how many miles I can get out of a tank. If I can get at least 80 miles out of it and still have some left in the tank on a regular basis, then I won't worry about it anymore.
Until then, Kawasaki should give us all a stick we can put down in the tank to check the fuel level with. Pretty sure it would be way more accurate than the gauge...
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Lol I like it yep that's it sticks don't lie

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Fuel Gauge

I guess I will have to take the machine back to my dealer and try and get
it fixed again. Last time I they told me they could not find the problem. I
contacted Kawasaki and this is what they said.


Thank you for taking the time to speak with me yesterday in regards to your
Kawasaki Survey Results and the concern you have with the fuel gauge not
reading correctly. After further research, and speaking with a few of our
Kawasaki technicians, this is a normal characteristic of the Teryx 1000. In
the design of the fuel tank there is a hump (photo below) which could cause
fuel to be held more on one side than the other. Also, there is a floating
fuel gauge, and with the position/angle of the unit, this could cause the
reading to fluctuate. The fuel gauge provides an approximate fuel level
reading. On the Teryx 1000 the fuel gauge is updated every 20 seconds,
whereas on your Teryx2 the fuel gauge updates every 10 seconds.


Thank you again for your feedback. It has been documented for review by our
management staff within Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Constructive
feedback such as yours are of great assistance in helping us meet our goal
of continued product improvement.

Please let me know if I can assist further.

Have a great day!
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I replied:

I certainly understand the twenty second delay and its purpose, and that
fuel gauges give an approximate reading. I am still
unclear as to why the gauge will drop two or three bars at a time and then
not equal back when the machine is parked on the level for three to five
minutes. The owners manual states that when the last bar starts to blink, it
is time to get more fuel. This I understand, but, I do not understand why
mine will blink with two and three bars. Again still does it when parked.
I am curious if the float could be sticking.
With the hump in the tank that could allow more fuel to stay on one side,
how does the fuel in that side get to the engine?
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Kawasaki responded with:

Thank you for your email. The fuel on the left side of the hump in the tank
will not make it to the fuel pump unless the unit is tilted to the right.
I would have to recommend taking your unit into your local Kawasaki
dealership if you feel it's not operating properly. I have documented your
email and concerns.
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I would think someone could figure this out. According to my service manual
the problem could be sending unit, gauge cluster, or ecu. I will see what
the dealer can do, again

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My fuel gauge SUCKS! After half tank it reads empty most all the time. 4 gallons in it n it says 1-2 bars. 3 gallons and it says empty flash flash! Horrible.

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When they get broke in more I hope they get better mileage the T 4 was excellent on fuel Guess that's the price for horse power & speed 60 mile run took 4.9 gallons the fuel gauge had 2 bars left it should have had at least 3 bars over half a tank left It was better than last time it read 1 bar and it took 6.2 gal. To fill it I hope the fuel gauge does better when it breaks in too...
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YA no kidding. My Teryx4 is so much better mpg. Only thing worse then fuel gauge is the darn axle popping out while driving! Not cool. Keep eyes on it often...

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My fuel gauge is laughable. I filled the tank at 25 miles, by 40 miles, it was showing 1 bar. This experience was repeated several times through the break in period. I got onto the Kawasaki website and sent a message detailing my experience. Kawasaki replied that it was unaware of any fuel gauge problems and to take it to the dealership with the issue. I did. The dealership said the fuel gauge was at specifications, and asked if I filled the tank. Come on folks, at my age, I know how to top off a tank. Maybe if KRX owners flood corporate HQ with messages about the lousy fuel gauge, they might come up with a fix. BTW, my best estimate on mileage is around 11 mpg in mixed high and low gear riding. Seems to be getting better with break in.

On longer rides, with the motor well warmed, I have had very hard starts 3 times. It feels like it is either flooded or starved for gas. The motor coughs and chugs for 5-10 seconds before running smoothly. Dealer was not able to reproduce the problem, so no help from them. Any one else experience this?

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Sounds like Harley must be making the fuel gauge for them !! lol
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