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July 05, 2015, 04:29:25 PMReply #15 on

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Hi any update on your fuel sender issue as yet?  :^_^

Reason I'm asking is that when I went to ride with the Triumph affiliated Trailquest a few weeks ago, ( http://www.trailquestadventure.com/ ) the instructor there told me that almost all of his Xcx's (he has six in use constantly) had issues with the fuel gauges either not registering correctly or not registering at all!  :icon_eek:

So this seems to be a known issue back at the factory, so go pester your dealer & get it sorted whilst still under warranty!  :nod
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July 06, 2015, 05:19:25 AMReply #16 on

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Hi any update on your fuel sender issue as yet?  :^_^

Reason I'm asking is that when I went to ride with the Triumph affiliated Trailquest a few weeks ago, ( http://www.trailquestadventure.com/ ) the instructor there told me that almost all of his Xcx's (he has six in use constantly) had issues with the fuel gauges either not registering correctly or not registering at all!  :icon_eek:

So this seems to be a known issue back at the factory, so go pester your dealer & get it sorted whilst still under warranty!  :nod

They have "ordered" the part but have yet to call me about it. I figured that it would be after the 4th holiday before they got back to me.

The fuel gauge on the display is and has worked perfectly fine for almost 260 miles since I swapped the levers. It's probably a fluke but we'll see. I'll be calling them this week about the repair. I'm not terribly worried as it's in their system and the dealer I go to has treated me fairly well over the last 5+ years I've dealt with them. :)
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August 14, 2015, 08:04:49 AMReply #17 on

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As John says, the clutch switch has been on Triumphs for many years and part of the start inhibit circuit for almost as many.

If you managed to start and run the bike with the shorty levers then that has nothing to do with the issue you're experiencing.

I wouldn't be so sure. On the early 800s that clutch switch alters the fueling such that the tickover rises when the clutch lever is fully home. It works like a diesel anti-stall. I wouldn't be at all surprised if, on the new ones, it has other effects as well.
It's a bit of a tell tale that the fault starts when the levers are replaced and the clutch switch doesn't get activated any more. Put the OE levers back and it starts working again??????? :augie
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August 14, 2015, 09:07:06 AMReply #18 on

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Thanks for the correction. I remember that now  :icon_redface:  That was a reaction to a lot of complaints about stalling when pulling away from stop when hot. If memory serves it was introduced later in the second year of production and was also implemented during next service for older models. I can't remember the map numbers but I'm sure I noted them somewhere  :icon_scratch:
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Thanks for the correction. I remember that now  :icon_redface:  That was a reaction to a lot of complaints about stalling when pulling away from stop when hot. If memory serves it was introduced later in the second year of production and was also implemented during next service for older models. I can't remember the map numbers but I'm sure I noted them somewhere  :icon_scratch:

In fact the update was introduced very quickly. I bought my first one in June  '11 and it already had the updated software with the anti stall feature.
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Well, I replaced the shorties that were labeled "'09 - '13" with the stock levers not that long after I posted this. The analog and digital fuel gauges started working immediately and haven't failed since. This was over 1300 miles ago. I'd bet that since the levers for '14 and '15 have different part numbers that the '15 levers trip something that's related to the ride by wire feature and the shorties weren't tripping that feature. I can't say definitively but I'm about 99% certain it was the levers for the older models that caused the janky behavior.  :^_^
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