Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: normzone on November 11, 2015, 10:18:42 PM

Title: Blame it on the Bassa - Low fuel light comes on at low revs, battery dies...
Post by: normzone on November 11, 2015, 10:18:42 PM
Yes, it's me again.

After nearly two years, the low fuel indicator decided to put in an appearance...AFTER I filled the tank.

Since then, the low fuel indicator has been coming on at low revs...This morning, bike struggled to turn over, then quit trying. Battery dead.

WTF ?
Title: Re: Blame it on the Bassa - Low fuel light comes on at low revs, battery dies...
Post by: fotoguzzi on November 12, 2015, 07:06:40 AM
how old is the battery? are you using a tender?
Title: Re: Blame it on the Bassa - Low fuel light comes on at low revs, battery dies...
Post by: normzone on November 12, 2015, 09:14:19 AM
The battery is a whole month old, no tender but the bike is ridden five days a week.
Title: Re: Blame it on the Bassa - Low fuel light comes on at low revs, battery dies...
Post by: oldbike54 on November 12, 2015, 09:25:22 AM
 What type of battery , have you checked for charging output , etc etc .

  Dusty
Title: Re: Blame it on the Bassa - Low fuel light comes on at low revs, battery dies...
Post by: acogoff on November 12, 2015, 09:42:13 AM
    IF"n your fuel light is coming on when it is not supposed to there is a chance there is a short to ground either in the fuel level switch thingie  itself or the wiring to it or from it. Could cause your draw on the battery. Just somewhere to start looking.
Title: Re: Blame it on the Bassa - Low fuel light comes on at low revs, battery dies...
Post by: normzone on November 12, 2015, 10:40:02 AM
Thanks. Where do I disconnect the sensor at ? Is it in the tank and part of that wired up mess they refer to as a petcock (I miss my Eldo at times like this).

Wouldn't trust the low fuel indicator anyway, I live and die by the trip meter.

[Dusty], the most recently expired battery is a sealed lead acid.

This one replaced the AGM I killed by unintentionally disconnecting the voltage regulator while replacing the speedo cable.

The AGM replaced the prior unsealed lead acid I also killed by not topping it up during a heat wave.

And I just killed my Camry battery by leaving an interior light on overnight.

Is it maybe some kind of battery virus going around?
Title: Re: Blame it on the Bassa - Low fuel light comes on at low revs, battery dies...
Post by: Wayne Orwig on November 12, 2015, 10:47:27 AM
Was the low fuel light working fine, then got goofy after a fill up? If so, maybe a pinched wire.

What is the battery voltage at rest?
What is the battery voltage, key on?
Have you tried a jump start? If it starts, what is the battery voltage at over 3000 RPM?
Title: Re: Blame it on the Bassa - Low fuel light comes on at low revs, battery dies...
Post by: oldbike54 on November 12, 2015, 10:55:32 AM
Thanks. Where do I disconnect the sensor at ? Is it in the tank and part of that wired up mess they refer to as a petcock (I miss my Eldo at times like this).

Wouldn't trust the low fuel indicator anyway, I live and die by the trip meter.

[Dusty], the most recently expired battery is a sealed lead acid.

This one replaced the AGM I killed by unintentionally disconnecting the voltage regulator while replacing the speedo cable.

The AGM replaced the prior unsealed lead acid I also killed by not topping it up during a heat wave.

And I just killed my Camry battery by leaving an interior light on overnight.

Is it maybe some kind of battery virus going around?

 Maybe you should consider a nom de plume change to "One who kills batteries"  :laugh:

  Dusty
Title: Re: Blame it on the Bassa - Low fuel light comes on at low revs, battery dies...
Post by: Orange Guzzi on November 12, 2015, 11:25:33 AM
The light sockets on my dash are not the best.  It looks like 2 warning lights are on when actually only one is on.  2003 Aluminium.
Title: Re: Blame it on the Bassa - Low fuel light comes on at low revs, battery dies...
Post by: Kiwi_Roy on November 12, 2015, 02:59:29 PM
Yes, it's me again.

After nearly two years, the low fuel indicator decided to put in an appearance...AFTER I filled the tank.

Since then, the low fuel indicator has been coming on at low revs...This morning, bike struggled to turn over, then quit trying. Battery dead.

WTF ?
Are you sure the lamp is not mixed with the charge lamp, easy to do.
Make sure the regulator has an extra ground wire.
Also check the battery ground at both ends.
Read the battery Volts.