Originally Posted by duct tape
Also would appreciate some words of wisdom for what else to replace or have replacements before some week-long trips.
I just installed the Dr Beans fuel pump kit which seems like a nice deal but my point is the points in the stock pump. My bike has 4200 miles, the points were misaligned and wearing very badly. Lots of powder under the pump cover and no doubt about to fail - how long I don't know but now it doesn't matter.
The Dr Bean kit is about $45 total and simple to install if you have minimal skills.