ok, so i've had a closer inspection. although, i'm technically minded and whatnot i'm not that elecrical savvy, unfortunately.
anyhoo, i went for another ride today and the on/off flashing and staying on/off for a period of time is still occuring. great day for a ride, by the way
here are some pics. from my inspection there does not seem to be any "obvious" wear.
i pulled out the earth, as well as the 3 pin connector and firmly put them in place. (IMG_3126.jpg), (IMG_3129.jpg).
i wiggled this and that and nada. will i have to pull that black tape off that surrounds the electrical for further inspection? (IMG_3136.jpg)
here's a pic of the console with engine idling. the reserve full light did not show when i turned on the ignition.(IMG_3133.jpg)
oh, and yeah there is enough full in the tank prior to my ride and these photo's being taken.
so, um, will this be an expensive exercise if i let the mechanic have a go? if it involves replacing a part, i'd rather try it