fuel gauge for bike

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by 4wdingman, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. 4wdingman

    4wdingman New Member

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    HI I was thinging if you could make a fuel gauge for a motorized bike.
    My idea is that you have wire going into the tank connected to something that will float ,so when it full it will float to top and will push the wire out of the tank and have a gauge on the handlebars to measure the wire.
     
  2. Smoothe

    Smoothe New Member

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    That's a great idea; I like gauges and stuff, it's like playing dress up!

    I currently use the "Shake & Listen" method for checking my fuel level.:D

    Really though, an old-school speedometer, a fuel gauge and maybe even engine temp! Slap some mirrors and a headlight with a visor on it and that'll look sweet!
     
  3. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Every bike I sell has a fuel gauge...
    Take off the cap & look in it!!! rotfl
     
  4. CalgarysFool

    CalgarysFool New Member

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    Oh yeah, baby! Pimp my MBc!

    Seriously, a nice, low key but informative guage cluster would be very nice indeed.
     
  5. stude13

    stude13 New Member

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    and a cup holder and a glove box and an 8 track
     
  6. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Don't forget onstar fo road assistance
     
  7. MrLarkins

    MrLarkins HS Math Teacher

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    i remember an old lawn tractor i had that used a gauge right in the gas cap...the thing had a downward pole that spun and had a float on it. so when the float dropped the needle spun to Empty...wonder if we could make one?
     
  8. Smoothe

    Smoothe New Member

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    You're the guy to do it, Mr. Larkins. .....I'll get right on that 8-track!
     
  9. Motoschwinn

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    Yeah I gotta agree with some other members... Take off the cap and look. NOW lets talk about Tachometers!
     
  10. Motoschwinn

    Motoschwinn Member

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    What??? No velour armrest?
     
  11. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    Mine has "cruise control" Three rubbers bands between the grip and the housing rotfl
     
  12. OSCAR383

    OSCAR383 New Member

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    I HAVE AN ANALOG SPEEDO WITH A MILE COUNTER ON IT AND WHEN I GET TO A 50 OR A 00 ITS STRAIGHT TO THE GAS CAN. AND ITS NOT THAT I DONT TRUST YOUR SKILLS OR MINE BUT I DONT WANT TO CHANCE RUNNING POWER WIRES INTO A GAS TANK LOCATED LESS THAN ONE FOOT FROM MY CROTCH :eek:
     
  13. velardejose

    velardejose New Member

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    Hi
    Its a good idea
    Maybe a wheel spoke with a carb float on one end, the other goes through the tank cap
    Just to know when it goes below 1/4 and tank it
    Peace
     
  14. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    How about just a wooden dowel the right length stick it in and measure the wet spot.
     
  15. Motoschwinn

    Motoschwinn Member

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    I did that with my first VW and my second wife LOL!!!!!rotfl
     
  16. TexasDav

    TexasDav New Member

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    When I built my gas tank I was toying with the idea of a fule gage. I think all that would be nessary would be a clear fule line connected to the shut off valve and the other end connected to the gas cap. Would work like a coffee pot gage. The gas level would be visible in the hose. But I did not do it. I just watch the mileage.
     
  17. jerseykat1

    jerseykat1 New Member

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    brilliant texasdav! so simple but it works. i have run out of gas 2 times already, luckily i was within a block of my house each time. i need a speedo/mile counter that works, my ignition keeps resetiing the bell unit that i have now.
     
  18. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    He said wet spot
     
  19. Smoothe

    Smoothe New Member

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    Speedometers: I would like to get that round analog one with the checkered flags on it. I doubt it's seriously accurate, but it's probably close enough. I would want to mount it centered somehow, like on the neck.
     
  20. OSCAR383

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    my brother has one on his bike when you accelerate its kinda jumpy but once you are in cruise speed its pretty accurate with +/- 2 mph so is 60's analog one i bought
     

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