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Old 10-28-2013, 03:55 PM   #1006
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:53 PM   #1007
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The saga continues

Now with a bad fuel pump. Its like the Ben Spies of motorcycles. Is this pump the same as anything I can get from an auto parts store?
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:56 PM   #1008
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Fp

I have not seen the OEM pump at the corner parts store, nor have I seen the Facet 40171 there either.... If you need a pump, let me know, I have 3 Facet pumps sitting on the shelf
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:01 PM   #1009
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I thought someone posted that the Yamaha 4x4 quad pump was the same one.. NAPA carries the Facet.

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Old 10-28-2013, 08:08 PM   #1010
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Facet 40171? or http://www.pepboys.com/product/detai...36/?quantity=1


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Old 10-28-2013, 08:13 PM   #1011
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If the pump just stopped cycling, the problem is likely the points, and much like ignition points, they can be filed to make them work a little longer.

That way you can at least have it running until you can make a proper fix.



Edit: I just saw your request for opinions. I went round and round about what fix would be the best, and finally just replaced the points in the stock pump.

Many will say that is not the best choice, but I am happy with it, and I didn't have to modify anything to do it.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:19 PM   #1012
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Personally I don't have experience with the PepBoys referenced pump. I do know that the 40171 pump works well, no know issues. My local NAPA stores do not stock the 40171. The OEM Mitsu pump was used in several other applications, there were some Kawi street bikes and several others that were fitted with the same pump, however they all suffer from the same issue... the points erode and the pump quits.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:19 PM   #1013
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>>they can be filed to make them work a little longer. That way you can at least have it running until you can make a proper fix.

Yup, just did that and after a bit of shaking got it to run. Hopefully something soon.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:24 PM   #1014
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And now its not. I think there is a short in the coil as my power supply current limit light lights up with the meter maxed out. I'll just swap it out tomorrow with something solid state. Or maybe tomorrow i'll just stay in bed.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:24 PM   #1015
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:05 PM   #1016
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Gregor, Chris - even though I participate quite often in Some Assembly Required, I had not gotten wind of this thread until Chris posted on MC_Chassis_Design. All I have to say is that damn it, my productivity has plummeted quite severely in the last 3 days, I read it cover to cover.

Brilliant, all of it.

My hat's off to both of you: Gregor for having the vision, Chris for having the technical chops to make it happen.

Perhaps I'll get to see it at the next One Show. Chris could you be convinced to make the trip for that event?

btw...

I deeply appreciate the exchange about the pin spanner. ;)
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:18 AM   #1017
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And now its not. I think there is a short in the coil as my power supply current limit light lights up with the meter maxed out. I'll just swap it out tomorrow with something solid state. Or maybe tomorrow i'll just stay in bed.

Hold in there Chris your almost done.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:38 AM   #1018
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:25 PM   #1019
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this thread is awesome.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:51 PM   #1020
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reaching new levels of frustration

Maybe its just me losing it. I got a Mr. Gasket electric fuel pump and fitted it with some great brass plumbing fittings and still can't fuel to the carbs. I get battery voltage at the pump connector but when I plug it in the pump does not run. It pumps when a direct 12V line is run to it but the switched line does not seem to work even though there is 12V on it. Yes the fuse is good and I checked polarity both ways.

I'm close to rolling it out back and shooting it to put it out of my misery.

I am also torn between appreciating the irony of being able to fit a 2WD system onto a bike yet not being able to get a street bike to run and having my brain implode from anger of said sad situation.


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