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1000RR Fuel Gauge.... Any way to add one?

I have tried the search here. Thought I would pose the question. I am looking at getting a 2004 CBR 1000RR. I do a bit of touring, and was wondering if there is ANY WAY of adding a fuel gauge to this bike. Has anybody tried anything?
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Re: 1000RR Fuel Gauge.... Any way to add one?

it has a dummy light. when it comes on you have about 30 to 40 miles left.
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Re: 1000RR Fuel Gauge.... Any way to add one?

Reset your odo, fill up, ride until the light comes on, check your trip odo...Then, it's up to your memory...And you even get a 25-40 mile break after the light. I rode (until recently) fairly long touring trips out to NH, Cape Cod, Canada, etc on my 929, and though it took a little while to get used to it, I didn't miss the fuel gauge. Though, as a personal editorial, it wouldn't have been a big deal for Honda to include one...The other thing, if you get a good GPS, you can have it alert you (visually and aurally) when it's time to fill up...Especially if you plan out a route...Also, if you use map-sheets on a tank-bag, mark your fuel stops before you go.
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Re: 1000RR Fuel Gauge.... Any way to add one?

So I'm guessing it hasn't been tried/done. I am not new to keeping an eye on the mileage, just wondering if there was a way to add a fuel gauge for S**t's and Giggles. Does anyone know if the 600RR Fuel tank would fit in place on the 1000RR? Would this allow me to use the 600RR dash or maybe just the fuel level LCD?
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Re: 1000RR Fuel Gauge.... Any way to add one?

I don't know, I'm starting to wonder if I can fit the 600rr dash onto my 929 just for kicks
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Re: 1000RR Fuel Gauge.... Any way to add one?

yeah, I am pretty confident that I can fit another dash, I am worried about getting all the functions to work.
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Re: 1000RR Fuel Gauge.... Any way to add one?

just look up the wiring diagrams for both dashes, and what color wire is what and goes where and you should have a problem at all
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Re: 1000RR Fuel Gauge.... Any way to add one?

I'm just worried that there isn't a sensor in the 1000RR that relays fuel level. I realize the 1000RR gas tank can tell me when I am low enough to need gas, but if I were to hook up a 600RR dash, for example, I wonder if the fuel gauge on the 600RR dash would actually do anything.
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Re: 1000RR Fuel Gauge.... Any way to add one?

well don't forget even if the sender will work with sending the fuel level, it's a different size tank then what the cluster is synced for
not saying it can't be done, cause I have every intention on doing it or attempting it on mine
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Re: 1000RR Fuel Gauge.... Any way to add one?

I seem to remember ads in the back of MC or CW about fuel gauges for sportbikes...Adding, when all there is is a light...
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Re: 1000RR Fuel Gauge.... Any way to add one?

yeah the 1krr gauges shouldn't be hard, now the 600rr gauges with the fuel gauge may be a different story
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Re: 1000RR Fuel Gauge.... Any way to add one?

The tripmeter is your friend, when you fill up reset it
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Re: 1000RR Fuel Gauge.... Any way to add one?

just drive till you run out of gas then flip over to reserve....gives you enough time to get to the nearest gas station
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Re: 1000RR Fuel Gauge.... Any way to add one?

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just drive till you run out of gas then flip over to reserve....gives you enough time to get to the nearest gas station
There is no petcock on the 1000RR.
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Re: 1000RR Fuel Gauge.... Any way to add one?

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just drive till you run out of gas then flip over to reserve....gives you enough time to get to the nearest gas station
our dummy light is our reserve
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