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Old 08-31-2011, 12:54 AM   #105
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Originally Posted by cord4530 View Post
Sorry for a late reply. Assuming the fuel pump wiring is disconnected from the rest of the bike (the blue plug below the FPC is removed) then reversing polarity on the pump shouldn't cause any problems. Being a little DC motor, it will just spin backwards.

Did you already fix the problem? If so, what did you end up doing?
So yes I have fixed the problem, the update is that the FPC didn't actually fail, but I jumped to a conclusion too hastily and ended up soldering a bypass across the FPC anyway. The real problem was the Battery, it was dead, wouldn't even turn the starter (which just went click coincidentally when I hit the start button).

New battery and new FPC (thanks BMW) and the bike is now back on the road and we're rolling again.
'07 R1200GS

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