Originally Posted by Bugman98
How do you know when the points are going bad? Does the pump just stop altogether? I as because my bike wont start, and the fuel pump sounds strange when I turn on the key.
My first indication that something might be wrong was when the the bike slowed to a stop, and the engine no longer made any sound.
I got a set of points from Cycle Gear for 40 bucks, including shipping. And, they were very easy to install.
Some people think I am stupid for not replacing the OEM pump, but the original lasted for six years, and the alternatives sounded like a pain in the ass.
The original always worked flawlessly (until it didn't work at all.) And, I figure that if I check the condition of the points every year or so, I shouldn't get stranded.