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Old 08-18-2008, 04:18 PM   #1
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Thumb KTM 950 Fuel Pump Imperative Resolution

Many riders find that the electronic fuel pump that comes stock with the KTM 950 Adventure and Super Enduro is one of the bikes biggest design flaws.

One of the main reasons people buy KTM is that when an adventurer takes his bike off the road he must have complete confidence that it will carry him to when he is going. A fuel pump failing in the bush can be catastrophic, leaving you stranded. The stock fuel pump can fail anywhere between 5000km and 50 000km, and can do so without warning.

The vacuum fuel pump was originally used on snowmobiles where failure of the machine on could have the direst of consequences. It uses the vacuum created by the intake manifold to flow fuel. This design, due to its simplicity, is extremely reliable. Not only do they very rarely fail due to wear, but when they do, you can fix them with a pocket knife and a kit the size of a match box.

The best part is the entire kit only costs 70$. Thats 130$ cheaper than the stock electronic fuel pump!

Do yourself a favor, don't wait until your fuel pump dies on the road!

www.alternatecycle.com/ktm950fuelpump.html

Call Alternate Cycle for more information.

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Old 08-21-2008, 08:14 PM   #2
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Where (and how) does this pump mount? Interesting....
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:56 PM   #3
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Where (and how) does this pump mount? Interesting....

Ya...what Hayduke said. Very interested.
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:26 PM   #4
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And what all is included in the "kit" ?
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:31 AM   #5
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And what all is included in the "kit" ?

+1 Is it "plug and play?" More info please!

(ok, I guess I could call the number, but...)
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:11 AM   #6
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This kit includes an authentic Mikuni vacuum pump, not a knock off. High quality fuel injection line where normal fuel line is normally used, high quality 360 degree one side crimp clamps (tool required to fasten), and the other necissary fasteners and lines to make the job possible.

The actual pump has been moved from the standard place to behind the airbox, that way it will prevent siphoning and will not collect dirt or water as the stock position does.

The kit requires you to drill a few simple holes in the airbox for routing plumbing. The kit also requires that the emission controls on the bike have been removed.

Installation is dead simple. It includes idiot proof instructions, and if you get stuck the guys at alternate cycle are always glad to help you out

www.alternatecycle.com
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:17 AM   #7
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I think I'll do this. I'm still running the stocker.

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Old 08-22-2008, 09:36 AM   #8
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Installation is dead simple. It includes idiot proof instructions, ...
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..., includes high quality 360 degree one side crimp clamps (tool required to fasten),
Does the tool come with the kit? Is it small enough to carry; as it would seem to be good to carry as a spare. Will small hose clamps work?
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:46 AM   #9
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The tool we recommend are end cutter pliers (like the type to remove cotter keys), we sell them for $20 here. It's probobly a good idea to carry a pair with your bike, as it can be used for more than just the fuel pump. You can however use alot of different tools to substitute for these pliers. side cutters would probobly work.

We include the 360 degree hose clamps because we find they are more reliable, but if you want standard clamps we can provide those instead if you perfer.

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Old 08-22-2008, 10:50 AM   #10
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Sounds like a good setup.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:24 PM   #11
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Real helpful guy on the phone! I just ordered up one.

Should be here in a few days and I should have it on in a few months!
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:04 PM   #12
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That does sound like a good idea
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:28 PM   #13
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That does sound like a good idea

No worries Rory, I'll keep developing products for the big twin.

Seriously though, I truely don't mind when someone runs with my ideas. I have a business that keeps me busy enough, and if it were not for people like Alternate Cycles, these products would never get into the hands of the enthusiast.

Now just wait until you see my under seat oil sump and Kevlar bash plate!!!

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Old 08-22-2008, 07:41 PM   #14
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Can I just make one tiny suggestion?

Maybe you should rethink the wording on your website (and this thread title) to not include Final Solution. It's just one of those phrases that has a permanent stigma attached to it.
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Can I just make one tiny suggestion?

Maybe you should rethink the wording on your website (and this thread title) to not include Final Solution. It's just one of those phrases that has a permanent stigma attached to it.

aw, c'mon RAW, it's not like there's an Austrian connection or anythi....ooops
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