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Old 08-21-2010, 08:53 AM   #16
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Yes and no. It was probably the cheapest they could get since they raided the Honda factory´s trash bin and found the only reliability flaw of the AfricaTwin; the fuel pump. And they didn't care that fuel pressure was way too high and that you can't use it for serious trail riding and that they burn out like candles...

Get yourself a vacuum pump and stop worrying!
I don't think 89,000 miles on the factory pump is too bad? Thats how long my points lasted in my cbr600f3...
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:12 PM   #17
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How do you know when the points are going bad? Does the pump just stop altogether? I as because my bike wont start, and the fuel pump sounds strange when I turn on the key.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:26 AM   #18
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Shakin_Jake found them here for $43.00
http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/KTM/950_..._Point_Switch/
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:10 AM   #19
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Bad link. Looks like you pasted the ADV compressed link (...) rather than expanding it and pasting the real.
This is for our fellow inmates on the other side of the pond.
http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/KTM/950_..._Point_Switch/

Sorry Crazybrit... didnt think I needed to hold your hand.
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:14 AM   #20
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How do you know when the points are going bad? Does the pump just stop altogether? I as because my bike wont start, and the fuel pump sounds strange when I turn on the key.
Bugman98. When I start to notice it is when it's hardstarting and cuts out when idling or when you start to roll the throttle on. One sure way is to turn the key on and you dont hear the pump.
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:16 AM   #21
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Sorry Crazybrit... didnt think I needed to hold your hand.
I like PDAs. Sorry, what can I say

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Old 09-07-2010, 10:43 AM   #22
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How do you know when the points are going bad? Does the pump just stop altogether? I as because my bike wont start, and the fuel pump sounds strange when I turn on the key.
My first indication that something might be wrong was when the the bike slowed to a stop, and the engine no longer made any sound.


I got a set of points from Cycle Gear for 40 bucks, including shipping. And, they were very easy to install.

Some people think I am stupid for not replacing the OEM pump, but the original lasted for six years, and the alternatives sounded like a pain in the ass.

The original always worked flawlessly (until it didn't work at all.) And, I figure that if I check the condition of the points every year or so, I shouldn't get stranded.
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:04 PM   #23
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[quote=MortimerSickle]My first indication that something might be wrong was when the the bike slowed to a stop, and the engine no longer made any sound.




Some people think I am stupid for not replacing the OEM pump, but the original lasted for six years, and the alternatives sounded like a pain in the ass.

I think fixing is always better because it doesn't introduce new parameters. Case in point; flooding when off, leaky fittings, running rich...
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:13 PM   #24
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Exactly, I'm going to go back to a fixed up stock unit after lots of troubles. 6 pumps and three lockups in 4 days on the road was enough
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:07 AM   #25
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I would suggest to all of you "loyal" ones...

Since you replace the OEM points, install a Mosfet and be done with the fuel pump problems for good. No new tubing and added longevity. Cheers.
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:26 PM   #26
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Since you replace the OEM points, install a Mosfet and be done with the fuel pump problems for good. No new tubing and added longevity. Cheers.
I've suggested so many times I forgot I didn't do it here.
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:01 PM   #27
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I've suggested so many times I forgot I didn't do it here.
Whats your vendor thread again ;-) I'm at 12,000 miles so I suppose I should check the points at sometime soon ... maybe when I do the valves.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:07 PM   #28
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vendor thread?

It's out of date - I haven't really been selling (no point) kits much since points became more available. But I still have them or will FET a pump with useable points.
PM me if you wish.
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:22 PM   #29
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I have replaced my 950 fuel pump after 37000 ks. I still have the old one so I will repair it as a spare.

I am glad someone told me about this particular thread.

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Old 06-16-2011, 09:35 PM   #30
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Thank you for a great write up.
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