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Hi all,

Went on a bit of an angry ride the other day (bad idea), ended up testing the shocks out pretty hard on a dip thing and then left the bike on its side when I was done for about an hour (bad idea). Ended up having some coolant leak out, the levels are fine atm but I unscrewed the cap and turns out the coolant cap isn't as tight as one would expect (rubber seal, comes off pretty easy). The main issue (and reason for thread) is the fuel gauge now constantly showing 6 bars ... after a bit of Google searching I couldn't find out where the fuel sensor on the CBR was located or how it works. It's not too much of an issue, I can just trip-meter for fuel top ups, was just wondering if anyone had any further information on quotes and parts for getting something like this fixed, if it's worth it or not.

That and I'm a bit OCD and don't like looking at the 6-bars ...

Cheers,
Jubis.
 

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lol you left the bike laying down on its side....

angry sex = good.

angry ride = bad.
 

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You'll have to remove the fuel tank, and pull the fuel pump to see whats going on with the fuel level sender assembly... likely the float has over traveled its normal range of motion, and is stuck in the "Full" position. Shouldn't be too difficult a job if your mechanically inclined, and have access to a service manual and some basic tools.
 

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You'll have to remove the fuel tank, and pull the fuel pump to see whats going on with the fuel level sender assembly... likely the float has over traveled its normal range of motion, and is stuck in the "Full" position. Shouldn't be too difficult a job if your mechanically inclined, and have access to a service manual and some basic tools.
Thanks mate, I'll probably do that on my next days off. My guess is the fuel tank has to be drained entirely?
 

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Thanks mate, I'll probably do that on my next days off. My guess is the fuel tank has to be drained entirely?

yeah, its best to do on an empty tank


actually... maybe you should try hitting that dip again... might move it.
 

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If there is not too much fuel in the tank, you should be able to tip the tank on its side, or upside down on the work bench(with the gas cap in place), and R&R the pump without too much of a mess. I'd wrap the tank in an old blanket, or what have you, to protect the finish while your working on removing the fuel pump.
 

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I'm more than likely going for a hills run this Monday or Tuesday, have had the trip meter running since I filled up last (yesterday if I recall). Hopefully I can burn through the fuel by then, haven't run it till empty but I have clocked 220km from a full tank to when I got scared of running dry and filling up.
 

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Yep, more than likely the float is stuck. It resides on the right-hand side of the tank if you're looking from the sitting position, IIRC. If hitting a few bumps doesn't fix it, I would take a clothes hanger and bend it, then feed it down the fuel cap hole and just try to tap the lever on the float down. It really sucks trying to take the tank off this thing, so if you can do it by hitting the bump or the clothes-hanger method, that would save you the headache (and possibly dented tank, if you're doing this angry). :D

Worst case scenario, it may have broken the plastic linkage on the float arm. It is pretty fragile, I know because I already had to replace my fuel pump...I broke the quick connect fitting off when I dropped the tank :( If that is the case, you will want to pull the tank and make sure you get that plastic out of there. The fuel pump pick-up is large enough to grab it and block the passage.
 

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What exactly is an angry ride?
A bad idea.

Stormed out of the work carpark, hopped on the bike and was doing some pretty dodgy stuff in the sidestreets near work (like hitting 6th gear in a 50kph zone ...) nearly hit a car, hit that dip I mentioned, slammed on the brakes a few times ...

Probably should have just punched the person that pissed me off. Then again, lawsuit vs possible new fuel tank float thing ...
 

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A bad idea.

Stormed out of the work carpark, hopped on the bike and was doing some pretty dodgy stuff in the sidestreets near work (like hitting 6th gear in a 50kph zone ...) nearly hit a car, hit that dip I mentioned, slammed on the brakes a few times ...

Probably should have just punched the person that pissed me off. Then again, lawsuit vs possible new fuel tank float thing ...
Hmmm, good thing you didnt kill yourself or someone else. Sounds like you need to jam to some Bob Marley and smoke a little herb before you ride.
 

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Before you repair if, just image the phenominal gas mileage you'll be getting, always staying on six bars! A Fuelly.com hero, for sure. Most people here scarcely ever see six bars on a good day when riding up hill right after a fill-up!

Probably should have just punched the person that pissed me off. Then again, lawsuit vs possible new fuel tank float thing ...
Or perhaps a more mature way to contemplate it, a possible new fuel tank float thingy vs. killing someone else. Just imagine, working for their family the rest of your life. Instead of your employer automatically depositing your paycheck into your bank account, they can automatically deposit it into your victim's family's bank account instead.
 

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My bike seems to have the opposite effect. It always seems to calm me down...maybe because it's not red?:confused:
 

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My bike seems to have the opposite effect. It always seems to calm me down...maybe because it's not red?:confused:
The bike didn't make me angry, I just did silly things with it :( I came back in a relatively better mood. Still haven't got around to dumping all the fuel in the tank, might leave it for later this week.
 

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Hi all,

Went on a bit of an angry ride the other day (bad idea), ended up testing the shocks out pretty hard on a dip thing and then left the bike on its side when I was done for about an hour (bad idea). Ended up having some coolant leak out, the levels are fine atm but I unscrewed the cap and turns out the coolant cap isn't as tight as one would expect (rubber seal, comes off pretty easy). The main issue (and reason for thread) is the fuel gauge now constantly showing 6 bars ... after a bit of Google searching I couldn't find out where the fuel sensor on the CBR was located or how it works. It's not too much of an issue, I can just trip-meter for fuel top ups, was just wondering if anyone had any further information on quotes and parts for getting something like this fixed, if it's worth it or not.

That and I'm a bit OCD and don't like looking at the 6-bars ...

Cheers,
Jubis.
 
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