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Old 05-31-2011, 06:34 PM   #49
ridewestKTM
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Originally Posted by Dr_Bean View Post
The loop is to avoid fuel getting out when you take the pump hoses off. If you try it like that the fuel will get out and risk of fire etc.

-If you don't take of the hoses, you don't have that issue.
-A SM has a click-on hose connector, which doesn't leak either.

I'll change that part in the manual. thanks



yes, thats the part I cannot change: The small rubber is a nasty thing.. if you have done it a few times it becomes easier

Looks like you did a good job: ring below stud on the correct side etc. nice picture too.
One thing that can be done with the grommet is turn it around and insert from outside -should seal better! The wires can be removed from the connector with a paperclip/wire to do this, but remember to get them back in the same positions.

Also I just discovered yesterday. If one inadvertently bends the tube barbs the pump will not work. Clicks but doesn't pump. It is easily checked by trying to blow thru the pump both ways - shouldn't blow thu one way, and makes a noise ther other. Straightening with a rod fixes it.
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