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post #1 of 10 Old 12-06-2017, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel range meter not working

I have discovered that my Fuel range function isn't working =. It reads _ _ _ _ _ _ range (blank)

It happened after it failed to start caused by a poor connection at the battery earth lead to to rear of the crankcase, which I have repaired.
Do I need to fill the fuel tank up to get it to recalculate the distance to empty?
Its already over 3/4 full of fuel.
All other functions of the dash are working as normal.

I have disconnected the battery which didn't change anything, same blank fuel range.
I Have ridden it around 10 kilometers, but no change

Does anyone have any ideas on what I could do next??

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post #2 of 10 Old 12-06-2017, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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I forget to list the Model!
Its a 2014 DL 1000A.
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I would suggest you just wait and see. It takes a while to figure out the range after a battery disconnect.

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Thanks, Pvwheeler

Hope it does, if it doesn't recalculate I might take it back to our local dealer later this week and see if they can help.
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Didn't know that the V-Strom could tell you what you had left in miles / km without back calculating miles traveled versus approx 250 miles to get serious about a gas station.
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It can take quite a while for the range figure to return if the ECM loses power and it has to start all over again. Try filling the tank first and riding for a while. Also, do not rely on the range figure to decide when to fill up. Do it after the icon starts flashing and certainly after the last bar starts flashing.
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The calculation is zero'd with a dead battery or anytime it sees no voltage. It takes about 10 km/6 miles for the range to empty to work so you just need to go for a ride. I suspect it bases it's readout on the average fuel mileage over the last 10 km/ 6 miles.

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Hi all,


I will take it for another ride and see if it calculates distance to empty (range) after I run its close empty and refill it.


Thanks everyone for your help.
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Thanks Everyone,

I got it working again.


1 Drained fuel tank
2 Put in 2 litres
3 Took it for short ride, and within a few minutes it was displaying 15 KM range to empty
4 Filled it up full.
5 Now shows 420 range, which changes depending on AVG km/lt.

So its all back to as it was.
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Thanks Everyone,

I got it working again.


1 Drained fuel tank
2 Put in 2 litres
3 Took it for short ride, and within a few minutes it was displaying 15 KM range to empty
4 Filled it up full.
5 Now shows 420 range, which changes depending on AVG km/lt.

So its all back to as it was.
You didn't need to drain and fill again. All you needed to do is ride it.

A little note:

The range to empty seems to base it's calculation on the last 10 km/6 miles (or so) traveled. The average fuel mileage is based on the mileage since the last reset. In my case I reset trip 2 when I fill )and reset trip 1 at the beginning of any travels.) If you went for a ride of 10 or 20 km (6 to 12 miles) of higher speed riding (say 140 kph/85 mph) you might find your range to empty has dropped to 300 km/180 miles total mileage while you average fuel millage might work out looking like 400 km/240 miles.

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