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    1997 GP1200: Low fuel warning but the tank is full.

    Just got my ski out of winter hibernation in preparation for the big weekend coming up.

    Anyway, ski is running great but the low fuel warning is coming on along with the loud beeping alarm. The fuel gauge is flashing the "1/4 mark" which I guess means that the ski thinks the tank is empty. The tank is completely full as I can see the fuel level through the tank. Not only that, but I tried to top it off and the gas came all the way up the fill hose to the filler cap.

    I thought that maybe the float was stuck so I tried to bounce the tongue of the trailer up and down to slosh the gas. It didn't work.

    Now I'm wondering if the float has sunk. Does this happen with these skis?

    I know that I can run the ski because all I need to do is press the "mode" button and it will silence the alarm. This is good because I've got family coming in for the Memorial Day weekend and my skis and boat will be leaving a big ole nasty, Al Gore carbon footprint .


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    Sounds like your sending unit is froze, you might be able to pull it out of the tank and move it manually to get it to stop alarming. You might even get lucky if you do that and it will start working again. Best of luck...

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    Not sure how the GP sender works, but on the Raider it's 3 floats. Take the sender out of the tank, they just might be stuck. You can move each float manually to un-stick them, and that should hopefully do the trick. It worked on my Raider.

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    Thanks for the replies, guys. It looks like I'm going to have to take the gas tank apart and see whats going on with that sender.

    I'm planning to just take it for a ride this weekend and hope that if the sender/float is stuck, maybe it will unstick.

    On the other hand, why would it be stuck in the down position when the tank was full of gas all winter?

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    You have resistors in the sending unit to tell what level your fuel is at. Those could have went bad. Or, you mention why would it get stuck if the fuel was full all winter, I have heard of floats actually fill with fuel and sink. This could be your problem too.

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    I just went here to find the fuel float/sender device:

    http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche....e=13&A=55&B=15

    $331.76

    Come on now! Is there somewhere else that I might be able to find this thing for a more reasonable price?

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    kris, I just saw your big classified ad sale. Do you have one of these senders in good working order from the ski that you're parting out?

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    1997 GP1200: Low fuel warning but the tank is full.

    Too bad I just sold one for $25. Post a want ad in the classifieds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam E. View Post
    Too bad I just sold one for $25. Post a want ad in the classifieds.
    Bummer for me. I could've used it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyual777 View Post
    kris, I just saw your big classified ad sale. Do you have one of these senders in good working order from the ski that you're parting out?
    Nope but ebay has them weekly between 20-40 bucks. Dont hesitate to make offers on these things. The gp and gpr sending units are the same.

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