Notices
Softail Models Standard, Custom, Night Train, Deuce, Springer, Heritage, Fatboy, Deluxe, Rocker and Cross Bones.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Flush-Mount Fuel Cap and Gauge Kit

 
  #11  
Old 07-18-2009, 12:59 AM
In Memoriam Citoriplus's Avatar
In Memoriam Citoriplus
In Memoriam Citoriplus is offline
May our Moderator Rest in Peace
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 11,387
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by oct1949 View Post
All I have heard is bad news on them....
There 'have' been quite a few reports of problems with them.
Between the LED's failing and the gas cap coming apart on people its a wonder anyone wants to get a set.
But they do look nice that's for sure.

As far as the accuracy is concerned, I don't think any of the gages made for a Harley work worth a damn.

I have one of the LED units on mine, but its the one that looks like the stock gas cap. Works fine, but its just as inaccurate as the stock one was.

It never shows a full tank even when I'm still at the gas pump and its always turning the last LED red after only about 100 miles when there's still a little over 1/2 a tank left.

Because everyone seems to have the same problem no matter what gage they have installed or how many different ones are put into the same bike. I'm starting to wonder if the gauge isn't the real problem, but the sending unit putting out erroneous signals.

The idea of a gage that doesn't work right bothers me and I'm tired of people telling me I have a red light on the bike all the time when there isn't anything really wrong. Next winter when there's snow on the ground and I can't ride it. I'm going to try taking things apart to figure out how it works. If I'm lucky maybe I can figure a simple way to fix it to read a bit more accurately.
 
  #12  
Old 07-18-2009, 01:01 AM
04reddeuce
04reddeuce is offline
One Of The Regulars
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 217
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

chicago hd
 
  #13  
Old 07-18-2009, 01:49 AM
Rocker-Mike's Avatar
Rocker-Mike
Rocker-Mike is offline
One Of The Regulars
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Murrieta, CA
Posts: 196
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I wanted to put them on my bike, but talked with the Service Dept. at my dealer talked me out of it. He said they've had a lot of problems with them.
 
  #14  
Old 07-18-2009, 02:33 AM
Rocker_C's Avatar
Rocker_C
Rocker_C is offline
One Of The Regulars
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 150
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

The last LED goes out when my bike says it has 125 miles remaining. At least remaining mileage is right and the low fuel light on the dash comes on when I have 30 miles left.
 
  #15  
Old 07-18-2009, 02:50 AM
hogdiver96's Avatar
hogdiver96
hogdiver96 is offline
Road Warrior
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: cambridge England
Posts: 1,281
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Rocker_C View Post
The last LED goes out when my bike says it has 125 miles remaining. At least remaining mileage is right and the low fuel light on the dash comes on when I have 30 miles left.
125 miles....wow i cant get that out off a full tank...

had mine on 6 months.......ok so far but i have owned them 2yrs so they are the old type
 
Attached Thumbnails Flush-Mount Fuel Cap and Gauge Kit-forum-pic.jpg  
  #16  
Old 07-18-2009, 10:03 AM
niczumbo
niczumbo is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: east moline,illinois
Posts: 825
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

i have had fine for two years now and no problems,plus i never go by the lites ,i use the milage for my gas fill-ups.i looked on fleabay and there are several on there as i type
 
Attached Thumbnails Flush-Mount Fuel Cap and Gauge Kit-mvc-225f.jpg  
  #17  
Old 07-18-2009, 10:31 AM
Blk and Chrome's Avatar
Blk and Chrome
Blk and Chrome is offline
Elite HDF Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 4,109
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Mine too have been on for a while and are fine, I just like the way they look more than anything. The stock fuel guage was never right either
 
  #18  
Old 07-18-2009, 10:38 AM
Soft06's Avatar
Soft06
Soft06 is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,179
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by oct1949 View Post
All I have heard is bad news on them....
There has been lots of negative reports on this Mod. However, I have had the set for over 6 months now with no issues, they work fine, and look even better, Before I bought the set for my bike i did a little (Not Much) homework and found out the HD Part# for my bike was 62818-06C
The "C" in the part number indicates they, (Harley) was/is aware of the fail rate of this particular upgrade. The "C" is the third revision, or reworking of this product, hopefully works better than the 06...or the 06B parts did. Interesting bit of fact: I just looked at HD Main Website and searched for the flush mount kits for my softail...it came up just fine but the part number has changed to: 62818-06D Yup.."D"
Looks like the MC is aware....
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
anubisss
General Harley Davidson Chat
16
10-13-2015 08:10 PM
ChickinOnaChain
Testing Area
0
12-12-2013 10:25 AM
Shrug
Dyna Glide Models
48
11-07-2006 07:44 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Flush-Mount Fuel Cap and Gauge Kit


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: