Mick
IMG_0281.JPG  IMG_0282.JPG  Hi All I have  MY16 Springfield that I have recently rode in the rain and I now have moisture in fuel gauge.I have heard that earlier models had this issue and been fixed on later models I will call Indian on Monday as this will be a warranty job Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue 

Cheers Mick
Adelaide 
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jumping jack flash
hi i had the same problem but in the speedo on my 16 springfield  Melbourne indian replaced the unit with no problems 
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V-Twin
My fuel guage needle faded but no moisture.  Keep us posted Mick. 
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Mick
Hi V twin yes I will let know how it goes when I speak with Indian
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kmoulds
I have the same problem with my 2016 Springfield but not as bad.  I have advised the Sydney Dealer but I'll get it looked at during the next service.

Cheers Kym - Sydney - NSW
2016 custom painted red & black Indian Springfield
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crash
That seems like a seal not seating correctly.  I am pretty sure you will get that sorted out pretty quickly.
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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Mick
Hey all taken bike to Adelaide dealer and they will replace just waiting on new gauge to arrive

cheers Mick
Adelaide
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kimosabe
Would like to install a fuel gauge to my Chief Classic 2017, how did the replacement go?
Also when you add the new fuel gauge, does the digital one stop working?
Chief Classic 2017
Burgundy Metallic over Thunder Black

Sydney

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V-Twin
kimosabe wrote:
Would like to install a fuel gauge to my Chief Classic 2017, how did the replacement go?
Someone who fitted one said, “My new gauge came today and it took, no lie here, less than 5 minutes to install. 2 console screws, 2 nuts on the gauge bracket, the unmarked 5 pin plug goes on the gauge, console screws back in, done. Looks good and seems to function.” (Thanks MikePgh).

I don’t know the answer to your 2nd question but I would guess that electronic fuel gauge will remain.
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Melbourne, Victoria
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Mick
kimosabe wrote:
Would like to install a fuel gauge to my Chief Classic 2017, how did the replacement go?
Also when you add the new fuel gauge, does the digital one stop working?
The fuel gauge was just a replacement of the original due to bad seal allowing water to get in which was fixed under warranty.

Mick
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faceonahead
Hi, I had the same issue in my main set of guages in my 2016 DH chief.  Showed them and swapped out quick....Sydney team was great about it
2020 Challenger Dark Horse, stage 1 pipes and air and a stack of minor mostly cosmetic mods
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Cloud
Also had this happen on my Dark Horse (speedo), no problems dealer swapped out as so as was possible, I did however try to swap for the newer model, the "Black face", as i feel it is the better unit in the dark, stock is horrible to look at in the dark, but due to it being the other gauge that came with that particular model was not able to swap to the Black faced unit, I even tried offering $$$, lolol

was a lucky thing the speedo was on 32000 when it was unplugged, no thinking involved
Ride Safe, Ride Often
2016 Chief Dark Horse
with a few modest mods
NOR Perth WA


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V-Twin
Cloud wrote:
was a lucky thing the speedo was on 32000 when it was unplugged, no thinking involved
Your bike just gone up in trade-in value!!!  😆
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Melbourne, Victoria
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Cloud
Do tell me more V Twin...??
Ride Safe, Ride Often
2016 Chief Dark Horse
with a few modest mods
NOR Perth WA


IMRG AU - 101381
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V-Twin
Cloud wrote:
Do tell me more V Twin...??
...Now your bike is brand new with 0 kms on the odometer!  😆
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Melbourne, Victoria
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Cloud
yes..see the logic, get rid of it quick, lolol
Ride Safe, Ride Often
2016 Chief Dark Horse
with a few modest mods
NOR Perth WA


IMRG AU - 101381
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Tonyr
I bought my bike from dealer 2nd hand, gets condensation under the glass of speedo, as bike would be out of warrantee, anyone know what the cost could be if I was to buy a new one?
I have the yellow face one btw, which i like.
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Dr.Shifty
My Scout speedo had to be replaced under warranty but I think the docket said $600

You will probably be better off going to a speedo repair place and have them check it.

Just checked the US site, black face speedo (some people want to change from red) is $205, say $300 our money, plus dealer add-on and shipping etc.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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Tonyr
Thanks Kim.

I would like to ideally screw off the glass face and fix the seal if possible, but have a feeling these maybe are a one piece deal....

Will talk to dealer.  Not that I want to fork out hundreds of dollars for a faulty sealed unit, but it's what it is I guess. 
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DAVO
Tonyr wrote:
I bought my bike from dealer 2nd hand, gets condensation under the glass of speedo, as bike would be out of warrantee, anyone know what the cost could be if I was to buy a new one?
I have the yellow face one btw, which i like.
I swaped out the speedo on my 14 Chief Vintage with the optional black faced version, also changed the fuel gauge to the optional black faced version, have since removed the new fuel gauge as I don’t want the needle to fade, had the VCM updated so I have the fuel gauge in the LCD screen now, cost of the optional speedo was around $350, downside is your mileage starts back at zero, the speedo is made by VDO, Polaris do not supply the codes to readjust the mileage by an instrument repairer, on the plus side it is easier to read the speedo at night.
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V-Twin
DAVO wrote:
I swaped out the speedo on my 14 Chief Vintage with the optional black faced version, also changed the fuel gauge to the optional black faced version, have since removed the new fuel gauge as I don’t want the needle to fade...
Hey Davo, can you confirm that even the black fuel gauge with white needle FADES over time?  Which fades?  The black face go grey or white needle goes clear?  My Vintage fuel gauge is on its 3rd replacement due to the orange needle fading to clear needle.  I thought the black one might be better made but maybe not?
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Melbourne, Victoria
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DAVO
V my optional black faced fuel gauge has a orange needle and red back light the same as the cream faced fuel gauge, both the fuel gauges are made by the same US company, the orange needle has not faded yet but I assume it will as it is the same as the cream fuel gauge needle , my black faced speedo has white back light you would think the fuel gauge would have a white back light, the instrument repairer had a look at the fuel gauge and said it would not be hard the pull apart and repaint the needle with UV resistant paint, I gave up after swapping the gauges a couple of times, my cream face gauge has started to turn pinkish on the face.
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V-Twin
DAVO wrote:
V my optional black faced fuel gauge has a orange needle and red back light the same as the cream faced fuel gauge, both the fuel gauges are made by the same US company, the orange needle has not faded yet but I assume it will as it is the same as the cream fuel gauge needle , my black faced speedo has white back light you would think the fuel gauge would have a white back light, the instrument repairer had a look at the fuel gauge and said it would not be hard the pull apart and repaint the needle with UV resistant paint, I gave up after swapping the gauges a couple of times, my cream face gauge has started to turn pinkish on the face.
Thanks for the info Davo.  Somehow I thought the black-faced dials came with white needles.  That's a shame that new dials still fade.  Obviously still made by the same manufacturer.


Does anyone think the fading needle on the fuel gauge is against the Australian Design Reg (ADR) or only the speedo?
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Melbourne, Victoria
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