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Re: New handlebars, and dead fuel pump
- From: "Robert B. Hadden" <kbhadden@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 14:47:25 -0500
- Subject: Re: New handlebars, and dead fuel pump
PAT, Sounds like you found the issue. I'd suggest pulling out what
you can see at the pump inlet and giving it another try. YOu may
find that the pump isn't toast. Just jammed with the strainer
debris. If you can get it all out, you might save yourself the cost
of a new pump.
Keep us posted.
Bob Hadden '05R12GS(former), '62R27, '06 Breva
On Nov 12, 2007, at 12:45 PM, Patrick Coleman wrote:
I spent the last few days converting my '95 R1100RSL to use
conventional, 7/8 inch tubular handlebars. I did this to
temporarily modify the riding position to take some weight off my
right wrist. I broke the wrist several months ago trying to learn
to ride a 4-wheeler, yet another demonstration of the proverb, "You
Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks".
I got the bike re-assembled on Saturday, using some low rise
'superbike' bars. They ended up putting the grips about 3 inches
higher, flatter, and I managed to make everything reach, although
just barely. I have longer cables and hoses coming. A short ride
down the street seemed to confirm that I was going to like the new
Sunday is the first real test. We take a longer ride to check
everything out. I really like the new riding position, more
upright, but with a slight forward lean against the wind. Vibration
is not a problem, even without bar end weights.
After lunch, about 5 miles from the restaurant, the bike quit as if
you had hit the kill switch. There was no re-starting it, it never
acted like it even wanted to start. I was sure I had dislodged
something or screwed something up in the handlebar job.
After I got the bike home, the first thing I check was spark. It
has spark, and compression.
Further checking proved the fuel pump fuse and relay are OK, but
the fuel pump doesn't run. Applying power directly to the fuel pump
leads doesn't help. I yanked the tank, and took out the fuel pump.
When applying power, the pump makes a 'thunk' sound, but doesn't run.
The strainer on the end of the pump has split open on one end. I
found some bits of the strainer wire in the pump inlet. At this
point, I am assuming the pump injested the strainer and locked up.
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