fuel gauge for bike

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  1. Tmoney

    Tmoney New Member

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    I know that fuel gauge. Its made buy a company in japan called Asahi Denso or otherwise known as A.D. They go for $25.00. Last I checked they are not available :( Probably due to the radioactive contamination from the nuclear plants that were hit by the quake.
     
  2. DaveC

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    I'm waiting on 2) 3/8ths x 1/4 " barbed 90 degree elbows right now. Bought them on eBay. There's a speciality house brass supplier in town but it would take a special trip and end up costing just as much as the eBay purchase. Thing is I ordered 7 other things at the same time and the parts are the last to come in and they still haven't. I won't be ordering from them again :/
     
  3. Tmoney

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    They do sell gas gauges for bikes. the company that I know of is called A.D performance parts. their gas gauge fits I think fits a 33mm fuel hole. This company is based in japan. I dont know if they still make them but they go for about $25.00.
     
  4. Rmerac

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    I like the John Deere tractor gauge on the cap, however.. you'd prolly have to mod the gas cap for your gas tank to actually work that way. Because I highly doubt that cap would fit on a 2.5liter gas tank for a bicycle.
     
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    I'm using a synthetic 2-stroke oil, and even at 40:1 the fuel has a definate blue tint to it.

    That said, I fill my tank twice a week. When I finish the 'weekend maintenance', and usually when I get home on Wednesday evening or so. I have run it out of gas once, wasn't fun getting the rest of the way home on manual power. While I was close to home, it was 2 blocks of uphill distance I had to deal with.
     
  6. gphil

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    J-3 Cubs AKA Piper Cubs fuel gauge was a top with a wire connected to a cork float that rested in the tank. Worked just fine, bounced around a little and had to make sure it was free and not rusted after sitting a long time .
     
  7. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Gauges of the same type were used on OMC marine gas tanks. One of these days I'm going to use one on an in frame tank. You can bend the wire rod to any angle and shorten it if need be. I've salvaged a number of them from the dump, not too sure why, though, since I haven't used one yet. Would be very convenient to just look down at the little glass window and see how the fuel supply is holding up.
    SB
     
  8. 2door

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    I have a fuel gauge on my bike. It has three moving parts.
    One hand to unscrew the cap and two eyes to look in the tank.

    Fer cryin' out loud :(
    Tom
     
  9. gphil

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    Back in the days when teaching AF pilots how to fly, those planes had a instrument to measure everything , more clocks than a Swiss watch factory. The students were required to go on the wing and visually check the fuel ,,,,,,,eyesite, No trust the gauges. So there you go, Tom aka 2door is so correct.
     
  10. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    My fuel gauge was a chopstick with slight notches in it. I had trouble seeing down in the tank, so this helped. I can't remember needing anything more sophisticated than that.


    P.S. Yes, it was a clean chopstick; I don't need 87 octane egg foo yung.

    P.P.S. Being a China Girl, I figured a using chopstick to "stick the tank" seemed oddly appropriate.
     
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  11. Goat Herder

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    At least have a piece of rice on it:D
     

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