The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE & BUELL MOTORCYCLE FORUM - GENERAL DISCUSSION > Dear Harley-Davidson Inc.
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Dear Harley-Davidson Inc. Here is where you can post a message to Harley-Davidson. Please do not expect answers. This is only meant as a place where the Motor Company can view issues that their customers have.

Active Threads
0 Adjusting my Primary Chain
Last Post: ZTatZAU
Posted On: 15 Minutes Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 84
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 29,754
Views: 1,747,166
0 Brake drum out of round
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,277
0 Swingarm pivot parts
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 308
0 Replacing brake hoses - 85 sporty
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 147
0 Seeking information on long lost "race" parts
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 890
0 FTC - Harley-Davidson - Customers’ Right to Repair
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 170
0 West Virginia fall run 2022
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,021
0 Sportster Oil Pressure and Dynamics
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 317
Views: 19,343
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 54,752
Views: 9,333,981
0 Allegheny National Park III
Last Post: mick42
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 249
Views: 28,338
0 Cafe Bars/Drag Bars/T Bars
Last Post: Dave L
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 130
Views: 117,757
0 Poor running bike trouble shooting help
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,629
0 1972 Build thread please subscribe
Last Post: Gold Member
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 27,132
0 video & pics
Last Post: Tim The Grim
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,525
Views: 154,587
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 9,698
Views: 2,346,204
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,317
Views: 443,360
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 13,232
Views: 3,357,994
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 37,729
Views: 4,740,004
0 Instrument of Expression, the next chapter of the Sportster legacy
Last Post: Nibelungen
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 4,492
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,851
Views: 481,087
0 What song do you have stuck in your head?
Last Post: seajay
Posted On: 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,567
Views: 298,978
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,302
Views: 1,182,715
6 Secret photo"s of folkies loft
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,615
Views: 291,111
0 Crowe's MC, Springfield MI
Last Post: ChinCactus
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 94
0 Axe's Harley History K/XL, FL, & Choppers vids
Last Post: axe
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 311
0 KT - 2022 - Show A Little Backbone
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 5,468
0 Former Biker
Last Post: wedge
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 329
0 Grenade plate fix with XR1200 parts...
Last Post: Andy56
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 18,056
0 What did I do? Clutch adjustment question
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 727
More...
Members Birthdays
richard rees (73), IRONHD1K (69), derekb (61), Hankrebel (46), CPurner (41), Vickers
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 26th November 2014
hexnut hexnut is offline
Senior Chief Master Mechanic
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: middle Tennessee
Posts: 939
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster Superlow 1250
Sportster/Buell Year: 2014
Reputation: 1481798
hexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond repute
Default Low fuel light

It would seem you guys could design a low fuel light on the Sportster that actually works correctly. My 2014 Superlow light never comes on at the same level of fuel. Sometimes it comes on after using 2 gallons (4.5 gallon tank) somes times after using 2.5 gallons , but never using more than 2.8 gallons.
Its just agrevating.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 26th November 2014
zimbros12 zimbros12 is offline
Drag Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 354
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1200 Hardtail
Sportster/Buell Year: 1994
Reputation: 59301
zimbros12 is a splendid one to beholdzimbros12 is a splendid one to beholdzimbros12 is a splendid one to beholdzimbros12 is a splendid one to beholdzimbros12 is a splendid one to beholdzimbros12 is a splendid one to beholdzimbros12 is a splendid one to beholdzimbros12 is a splendid one to beholdzimbros12 is a splendid one to beholdzimbros12 is a splendid one to beholdzimbros12 is a splendid one to behold
Default

Lucky I dont have a fuel light...I know when I have to stop and get gas
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 26th November 2014
hexnut hexnut is offline
Senior Chief Master Mechanic
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: middle Tennessee
Posts: 939
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster Superlow 1250
Sportster/Buell Year: 2014
Reputation: 1481798
hexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond reputehexnut has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I know when I have to get gas as well, I just hate to see that light come on early all the time.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 26th November 2014
Folkie's Avatar
Folkie Folkie is offline
Brass Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Western Weald
Posts: 47,213
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200CB
Sportster/Buell Year: 2015
Other Motorcycle Model: CRF250L
Other Motorcycle Year: 2017
Reputation: 20534716
Folkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond repute
Default

The light on my '72' reliably comes on at the same level of fuel every time.
__________________
Folkie
Super Moderator
South East England Riders



There is nothing at the end of any road better than may be found beside it. Edward Thomas (1878 - 1917)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 26th November 2014
sportsterdoc sportsterdoc is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 14,080
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200S
Sportster/Buell Year: 2002
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH883
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2003
Other Motorcycle Model: 2022 Triumph Street Twin
Reputation: 7043074
sportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond reputesportsterdoc has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Read the fine print on the light:
It reads: Ha, ha, made you unscrew the cap and look!

The Bonneville was the only EFI bike I've had. The low fuel light was very predictable.
I still reset the trip odometer every fill-up.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 16th August 2016
jimmyess333's Avatar
jimmyess333 jimmyess333 is offline
Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 3,151
Sportster/Buell Model: none
Sportster/Buell Year: 0
Reputation: 84538
jimmyess333 has much to be proud ofjimmyess333 has much to be proud ofjimmyess333 has much to be proud ofjimmyess333 has much to be proud ofjimmyess333 has much to be proud ofjimmyess333 has much to be proud ofjimmyess333 has much to be proud ofjimmyess333 has much to be proud ofjimmyess333 has much to be proud ofjimmyess333 has much to be proud ofjimmyess333 has much to be proud of
Default

As long as I can still see down in the hole I'd probably still use the old fashioned method above all. Look inside.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 16th August 2016
vlmuke vlmuke is offline
Senior Chief Know It All
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 899
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: Fat Bob
Other Motorcycle Year: 2015
Reputation: 60342
vlmuke is a splendid one to beholdvlmuke is a splendid one to beholdvlmuke is a splendid one to beholdvlmuke is a splendid one to beholdvlmuke is a splendid one to beholdvlmuke is a splendid one to beholdvlmuke is a splendid one to beholdvlmuke is a splendid one to beholdvlmuke is a splendid one to beholdvlmuke is a splendid one to beholdvlmuke is a splendid one to behold
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sportsterdoc View Post
Read the fine print on the light:
It reads: Ha, ha, made you unscrew the cap and look!

The Bonneville was the only EFI bike I've had. The low fuel light was very predictable.
I still reset the trip odometer every fill-up.
The Bonnie is way Better design of the fuel light My now Ex's Bonnie was awesome, while the sportys is shitty in my old 2010 iron I could fill it up romp on it and the light would go on it was rather annoying.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 18th September 2017
burnsatspeed burnsatspeed is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 8
Sportster/Buell Model: xl1200x 48
Sportster/Buell Year: 2016
Reputation: 10
burnsatspeed is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

wait til you own a 48, you'll love that fuel warning light, on a biking holiday a couple of weeks ago I got to 70 miles before it came on, I was crapping myself thinking the bulb had failed
love that bike but the range is diabolical.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 18th September 2017
Folkie's Avatar
Folkie Folkie is offline
Brass Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Western Weald
Posts: 47,213
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200CB
Sportster/Buell Year: 2015
Other Motorcycle Model: CRF250L
Other Motorcycle Year: 2017
Reputation: 20534716
Folkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by burnsatspeed View Post
love that bike but the range is diabolical.
If you buy a bike with a 2.1 gallon fuel tank, you can hardly be surprised about that.

On my '72' (same tank) I had the combined speedo/tach, with its 'range to empty' readout. That was pretty accurate, so I had a very good idea how far I could go before filling up.

Oh yes, and the low fuel level light came on very reliably every time at 10 miles range remaining.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 18th September 2017
burnsatspeed burnsatspeed is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 8
Sportster/Buell Model: xl1200x 48
Sportster/Buell Year: 2016
Reputation: 10
burnsatspeed is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I just reset one of the trip clocks each fill up so I know when to start looking for a fuel station, I've also got a 1.5 fuel can in my swing arm bag 😁
Very Long way Down 🤣
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:10.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC