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Old 11-08-2010, 08:49 PM   #18346
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:55 PM   #18347
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I've tried to find something definitive on the fuel pump issues, but have yet to do so.
This isn't conclusive, but I have two WR250R and one WR250X, all 2008 with 5,000 to 10,000 miles each and none of them have had fuel pump problems.
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:15 AM   #18348
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And mine's an '08 showing 19,xxx miles with never a hiccup....but I knock on wood whenever I say that.

316LVM, thanks for taking care of us. Stay safe and come on back home.

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Old 11-09-2010, 07:33 AM   #18349
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Thanks everybody. Now I'm debating about what to do for the trip. Before I was going to just buy a new one before the trip, but now I'm thinking about just rolling the dice altogether or buying one and just taking it with me. I'm going to try and travel pretty light on the trip but if it failed I'd be kicking myself for not just swapping it or bringing one along. Maybe I'll just give her hell for a few days and rig up a pressure testing device for it and check for any hiccups.
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:55 AM   #18350
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My '08's went out at 13,xxx miles.
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:13 AM   #18351
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Thanks everybody. Now I'm debating about what to do for the trip. Before I was going to just buy a new one before the trip, but now I'm thinking about just rolling the dice altogether or buying one and just taking it with me. I'm going to try and travel pretty light on the trip but if it failed I'd be kicking myself for not just swapping it or bringing one along. Maybe I'll just give her hell for a few days and rig up a pressure testing device for it and check for any hiccups.
One possibility, depending on the length of your trip and how much extra time you have, is to check stock at a dealer near where you are riding before you leave. If you have a problem, give them a ring and have it shipped out next day. See your dealer when you get back home and they should be able to cover it for you (from what I've read). I know this won't work in every case but it's an option.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:20 AM   #18352
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Piece of mind is worth a lot to me. I would just bite the bullet and put a new pump in and be done with it.

$213.00 is cheap insurance compared to having a vacation ruined because your bike is dead in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:28 AM   #18353
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buying one and just taking it with me.
Easier to replace in your garage with all tools nearby than to try to swap it out in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:30 PM   #18354
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I Guess maybe it will just have to be counted as another cost of the trip...who knows maybe I'll kill it before I even take the trip. I plan on riding as much as I can when I get back since I only had the chance to ride the other Yami a few days during my mid-tour this year. The work to play ratio got pretty skewed this year, have alot of making up to do...

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Old 11-09-2010, 07:30 PM   #18355
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So it appears the fuel pump goes by about 10k miles. Hmmm, sounds like a preventive measure to me for sure. Are the new ones/replacements upgraded or improved somehow?

Thanks,

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Old 11-09-2010, 08:03 PM   #18356
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Was that indicated or Actual speed. I used actual speed (gps) and quite conservative comfortable speeds. I do agree that 70 and 75 are very achievable with a hit to the mileage efficiency.
Actual. I corrected the speedos on both of our WRR with the speedoDRD. Like I said, vibes are in the eye of the beholder, but mine isn't vibey until 70mph or more with the 13/48/D606 combo though our other WRR with 13/52/stock tire height gets really vibey as soon as it hits 60mph. Maybe it's the comparison of the two that makes me think mine isn't, but I've cruised at 70mph for a couple hours at a time and not had any issues with the vibes, unlike some other bikes I've had. Maybe I got lucky with a particularly well balanced engine, sprockets, and wheel/tires, but more likely is that I might just be comfortable with a little more vibration than you. Not a big deal since high speed highway riding isn't the main use for such a bike.
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:23 PM   #18357
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So it appears the fuel pump goes by about 10k miles. Hmmm, sounds like a preventive measure to me for sure. Are the new ones/replacements upgraded or improved somehow?
Apparently. The part number hasn't changed, but most owners who have replaced on '08 pump say that they sound differently. Someone did a pretty complete photo comparison (way back there somewhere ) during a replacement and there are some obvious changes in appearance. It could just be a change in oem supplier causing the difference in appearance, but the new ones seem to be a different beast from the failed pumps in the '08 models.
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:23 AM   #18358
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Are the new ones/replacements upgraded or improved somehow?
The new one looked the same to me.
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:19 AM   #18359
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The new one definitely sounds different.
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:48 AM   #18360
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The new one looked the same to me.
I'm probably wrong then...

I just spent about 30 minutes searching through the thread and I can't find it. I remembered seeing photos of old and new but can't find it. Various combinations of fuel pump replace compare site:advrider.com inurl:"t=329337" and still nothing. I have an overactive imagination I guess.
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