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Re: Gas gage issue
« Reply #15 on: Jan 02, 2013, 02:20:14 PM »
I don't think I have ever had it flashing, just come on full time when I reach the "reserve"

Then yours is functioning correctly, it seems.... :)
  

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Re: Gas gage issue
« Reply #16 on: Jan 02, 2013, 11:38:30 PM »
When mine started going bad it would only throw the flashing 8 code ever once in a while, and even then, it would happen when I hit half a tank. Over time (a few months) it developed to the point of ALWAYS flashing at exactly the half tank mark. Fast forward to now and it does it immediately when I start the bike even if I have a full tank.

It's not that big of a deal, but the flashing is quite distracting, so I will most likely take care of it by spring.
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Re: Gas gage issue
« Reply #17 on: Jan 03, 2013, 01:45:32 AM »
A piece of electrical tape strategically placed will take care of that flashing light. ;D
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Re: Gas gage issue
« Reply #18 on: Jan 03, 2013, 07:48:04 AM »
A piece of electrical tape strategically placed will take care of that flashing light. ;D

Won't he need two pieces?
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Re: Gas gage issue
« Reply #19 on: Jan 03, 2013, 09:00:39 AM »
A piece of electrical tape strategically placed will take care of that flashing light. ;D

That was going to be my suggestion.

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Re: Gas gage issue
« Reply #20 on: Jan 03, 2013, 11:27:14 AM »
Changed my sending unit out last summer after putting up with the light and tripmeter.  Just go ahead and change it and spare yourself of all the grief.  Takes less than 30 minutes.


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Re: Gas gage issue
« Reply #21 on: Jan 03, 2013, 07:58:39 PM »
Changed my sending unit out last summer after putting up with the light and tripmeter.  Just go ahead and change it and spare yourself of all the grief.  Takes less than 30 minutes.

If there were how-to posted with pics, I'd be all over it.  I can't seem to even see the sending unit in the service manual or oem parts catalog.

I hate the thought of lining the dealer's pockets with the labor they would charge me though.

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Re: Gas gage issue
« Reply #22 on: Jan 03, 2013, 08:06:43 PM »
Changed my sending unit out last summer after putting up with the light and tripmeter.  Just go ahead and change it and spare yourself of all the grief.  Takes less than 30 minutes.

If there were how-to posted with pics, I'd be all over it.  I can't seem to even see the sending unit in the service manual or oem parts catalog.

I hate the thought of lining the dealer's pockets with the labor they would charge me though.

Here you go.. :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbIaaQ5vUJQ
  

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Re: Gas gage issue
« Reply #23 on: Jan 03, 2013, 08:07:54 PM »
Sweet!  Thanks man!

I also stumbled on to this thread right after I posted that. LOL

http://www.roadstarraider.com/index.php?topic=14725.0

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Re: Gas gage issue
« Reply #24 on: Jan 04, 2013, 10:44:23 AM »
For some reason I had it in my head that the fuel sending unit was in the subtank.  Makes total sense that it is in the main tank, and I've pulled the tank off at least 20 times over the years, so it's a no-brainer to do this myself. 

Now I just need to order the part.  For those that have done this, what kind of price did you guys have to pay? It's not available in the oem parts catalog, so it looks like I may have to order directly in person from my dealer. (that means no special internet price.)



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Re: Gas gage issue
« Reply #25 on: Jan 04, 2013, 10:48:45 AM »
I had my sending unit replaced in 2011.  The guage flashed 8 times.  The gas level float manages the top half of the gas in the tank.  Once the tank get below 1/2 full it is electronic.  A gasket, four hands can unplug/plug in new sending unit and your good to go.  Mine was covered under extended warranty.  I have an 09 Raider S.  Ride Safe.  MD393

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Re: Gas gage issue
« Reply #26 on: Jan 04, 2013, 10:52:45 AM »
For some reason I had it in my head that the fuel sending unit was in the subtank.  Makes total sense that it is in the main tank, and I've pulled the tank off at least 20 times over the years, so it's a no-brainer to do this myself. 

Now I just need to order the part.  For those that have done this, what kind of price did you guys have to pay? It's not available in the oem parts catalog, so it looks like I may have to order directly in person from my dealer. (that means no special internet price.)

From a posting by Madcow...
Here ya go..

The sending unit part number is:

 5C7-85752-00-00

The gasket number is:
 
5G3-85753-00-00

They get all of 15 minutes to change this out so, it should be VERY easy to do.

http://www.powersportsplus.com/parts/detail/yamaha/YP-5C7-85752-00-00.html?gclid=CMfM3sOUz7QCFRCCQgodEkoA6w

http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/model_years/6468-yamaha-2009-raider-s-xv19csyb/assemblies/213306

And of course call Brent at Tejas.. See what they can do.. They offer a 25% discount to forum members.

I replaced the gasket as well on mine, even though the old one was still AOK...
  

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Re: Gas gage issue
« Reply #27 on: Jan 04, 2013, 11:13:14 AM »
I wonder what the difference is in part numbers...

I saw a pic posted by yessirrom showing 5C7-85752-01

In either case, I'll be ordering about a week before my next oil and spark plug change so I can do it all at once.

Thanks!
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Re: Gas gage issue
« Reply #28 on: Jan 04, 2013, 11:14:59 AM »
I wonder what the difference is in part numbers...

I saw a pic posted by yessirrom showing 5C7-85752-01

In either case, I'll be ordering about a week before my next oil and spark plug change so I can do it all at once.

Thanks!

If memory serves Yamaha experienced failures with the first version, they then released another version.. My guess is that the -01 is the newer model of gage sending unit...
  

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Re: Gas gage issue
« Reply #29 on: Jan 04, 2013, 11:18:13 AM »
I wonder what the difference is in part numbers...

I saw a pic posted by yessirrom showing 5C7-85752-01

In either case, I'll be ordering about a week before my next oil and spark plug change so I can do it all at once.

Thanks!

If memory serves Yamaha experienced failures with the first version, they then released another version.. My guess is that the -01 is the newer model of gage sending unit...

Are these first versions the ones that are going out on everyone's Raiders?  If so, this sounds like something Yamaha should be covering the cost of.