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Old 07-19-2014, 08:53 AM   #53
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Originally Posted by rossphoto View Post
What was it that caused you to be stranded on the 950? Good luck Ill be following...
My fuel pump went about 25 miles south of San Felipe. I got picked up by some Orange County firefighters and was drinking beer at a beach house a half an hour later. They brought me back to Carlsbad the next day where an extensive search for a KTM fuel pump yielded no results. This was in early 2005 on a 2005.5 950 Adventure. There wasn't a lot out there on issues with the bike other than the water pump seal and a few other issues. The only option I had at the time was to replace the pump with an off-the-shelf unit from NAPA auto. That pump (I realized later) worked at a higher psi than the stock Mitsubishi fuel pump. When the bike shut off, it hydrolocked the engine. This resulted in another trip back to the OC in the back of a pickup truck with a man and his son who were in Baja surfing. I think the issue has been addressed and I think there are now aftermarket solutions for the fuel pump.

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