I recently bought a second hand 50cc moped, and the fuel gauge always reads empty. I assumed that it was the float sensor that was at fault, so I bought a new one. I connected the new sensor but the gauge still isn't working. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Step 1: check the gauge works - usually grounding the wire to the tank unit cause a full-scale reading, if good proceed to step 2, if not check wire from gauge, gauge and supply.
Step 2: connect tank sensor to wire from gauge and earth/ground the sensor - move the float and observe gauge, if not working then likely a faulty sensor.
Step 3: fit sensor into tank and check tank is earthed/grounded correctly - use an extra wire to go between tank and ground, if it works - correct the tank earth.