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Old 04-08-2013, 04:56 AM   #10
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Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Originally Posted by LateNate View Post
I am leaving for the TAT at the end of June. My 05 950 has 20 thou on her with the factory fuel pump. I have the Facet pump in my possession.

Should I replace it before the trip?
It is worth installing the electronic fuel pump just so you don't have to worry about it. I used one of those "Mr. Gasket" pumps that can be bought at any Autozone in the country. Now that I have done the conversion if it ever goes out on the road it is an easy replacement in the parking lot of any Autozone out there. As far as the valve adjustment...Hell I have got 40,000 miles on my '05 and have checked the clearance three different times along the way and most recently a few weeks ago and so far I have never had to replace a shim. The thing I WOULD worry about is the battery. Last year I nearly had my trip ruined on the MS and AR TAT ride when the battery on my DRZ died from the vibration and what little pounding there was. I chased a battery for 2 days getting "jumped" where ever I could. Now I am paranoid about batteries!
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