The fuel sending unit ohm'ed out good per the service manual procedure and the wiring looks good, so that's why I'm thinking it's the gauge/meter. Although I haven't removed the oil sending unit and checked it per the manual yet, I did check it at a couple different temps and it the resistance is a bit high if anything but in the ballpark. Would a bad one cause an erratic oil light and the fan to come on? It doesn't do it all of the time, just sometimes.most times the sending unit in the tank goes out. good luck finding one !!!...lol. as for the fan and oil light ?, most times the oil temp sensor is failing..but still could be the fan control unit ?. as for the fender work ?, well..they can be fixed...question is..how much time are you willing to spend doing it ?..lol.How much $$$$? Haha.I'm debating whether or not to sell off my spare axles. This thread hasn't helped. On one hand I think I could get good money for them but I sure as hell don't want to be rolling the dice for some unknown ones down the road.
Sounds like a plan. Still got a good bit I want to do to this ole '88 too, after the front end. Fuel meter needs replacing, I think the fan control unit is also going bad (fan and oil light come on erratically), and left front fender needs repairing.when your done with that, you can come over and put this 1999 trx450s back together !..lol.
You're plastics look great! But I'll probably stitch the fender up with zip ties most likely. I mostly just want to stop it from getting worse or sheering off entirely.