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post #1 of 11 Old 01-23-2017, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel sender unit

Had to put the bike in today to get the fuel sender unit replaced under warranty. Workshop manager said they have replaced a few under warranty, anyone else here had problems? Only symptom was the last bar of the LED display wouldn't show after filling up.

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post #2 of 11 Old 01-23-2017, 12:21 PM
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I've heard of poor connections causing problems, but not total part failure. I wonder if the act of removing the sender and connecting another cleared up a connection problem and the old sensor wasn't actually a problem. Did they test the old part?

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Nice to get it fixed under warranty. Lots of us, it seems, have some error on our older bikes. My 04 Wee has the top bar indication occasionally not all the time. It's a non problem because all the other bars seems to indicate just fine.
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On my 05, the top bar hasn't been on for the last couple years, it comes on at startup, but not with a full tank. I had it apart last weekend and while it was out of the tank I used some steel wool to clean up the contacts on the board that the float arm comes in contact with. They were a bit dirty and it seemed to do the trick. All bars on now when tank is full.
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I don't like steel wool. There is a tendency for small particles to break off in use and fall in bad places or embed in the material to be cleaned and causing rust later. Never use it to clean stainless steel. It changes it to rusty steel. I prefer Scotch Brite pads, emery paper/cloth, grit impregnated rubber wheels or pencil erasers depending on job specifics.

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Greywolf, it appears they did test the old unit. When I had the problem I mentioned in my post "One for the brains trust", I mentioned the last LED bar not showing to the dealer then and the reply was that it was a faulty sender unit. I had to wait for one to come from Japan, so the job is being done today. When I dropped the bike off, the workshop manager mentioned that he has done a few on the 2014+ Stroms. I figured the sender unit would be similar or identical in most of the later model Suzukis.

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That may mean a rethink on problem is in order. The sender is basically a potentiometer like the TPS that has proved to have a wear problem.
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That may mean a rethink on problem is in order. The sender is basically a potentiometer like the TPS that has proved to have a wear problem.
The TPS has a wear problem? Crap. Hadn't seen that. Must pay better attention. Is it just the 2014 bikes or does it affect all post '14?

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All years and models have a possibility of TPS wear. It's one of the most common causes of failure to idle without dying.
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All years nad models have a possibility of TPS wear. It's one of the most common causes of failure to idle without dying.
Yikes. Never even thought about it. Do you think there is any possibility of improvement in the new model or is it just a generic flaw in the design of any TPS?

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