I'm the original owner of this bike, and after thinking about it I DO recall that fuel filter campaign being carried out not too long after I bought the bike new. (But for some reason cant find the paperwork in my records...)
A bit more trouble shooting: Last night I went out to the bike in my garage and while on the kickstand turned on the power, but did NOT start it. The fuel needle swung instantly to full. I then stood the bike up and the needle dropped to approximately 3/4. I rocked the bike enough to get the fuel sloshing in the tank and the needle started swinging quickly back and forth between roughly 5/8 and 7/8. Just as soon as I could no longer hear the fuel moving, the needle stopped moving too. Before shutting the power off I set the bike back on the kickstand and the needle returned to full.
I should note that I've been a professional mechanic for 30+ years, starting with small engines, and now commercial jets, and this just doesn't seem like a sender to me. The system appears to be indicating correctly, but whatever manner they use to dampen erratic movement of the needle caused by sloshing fuel has failed. HOWEVER I also admit I don't know how this specific SYSTEM works, which is why I'm not ashamed to ask for help, and greatly appreciate getting it.
One last thought, I just got the bike up and going after 6 months hibernation (I live in Colorado) but this time I forgot to fill the tank as I normally do, and it sat all that time with less than 1/2 tank. I wonder if that could have caused this problem...
2008 Candy Red Sunglow Glide
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