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post #1 of 7 Old 05-31-2018, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Large connector question

How does the main electrical connector under the gauges come apart?

...I'm tracing an issue with the fuel gauge that fails to display the top bar - I achieved some success by disassembling & cleaning the connector under the tank after replacing the fuel gauge sender unit..now I need to clean the connections in the large multi-pin connector ..but it's stubborn, and I don't want to force it..

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post #2 of 7 Old 05-31-2018, 08:18 PM
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I have never had to disconnect that connector Bob, but a few years back my Wee was giving the exact same issue. I cured it by putting fuel system cleaner in a couple of tanks of gas. No issues since. The idea came from these pages.
I understand that you have replaced the sender unit but it worked for me.

Below is a parts sketch for my 2010 Wee.
The plug has a locking tab on one side - perhaps both.

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See the reply from realshelby in thread electrical connector under the gauges
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That top bar is elusive to many. I learned to be happy and ignore the fact that it comes and goes on it's own whim.
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The bike is sold..itís new owner is flying in from Toronto today and riding it home..Iím going to wash & wax it, get it as good as it can be for itís new owner. It has 58,000km on it, very few problems since I bought it new in March of Ď10... its been a great bike, but a Yamaha FJR1300ES called me and so the Strom goes to a new home.
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That top bar is elusive to many. I learned to be happy and ignore the fact that it comes and goes on it's own whim.
I'm with notacop, the older mine gets the more whimsical it is.

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