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The Yeti

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Fuel Pump
« on: January 13, 2009, 09:48:41 AM »
Been reading some threads over in OC about 950 fuel pump failures...I'm a bit concerned now. Have you had any issues with yours, Hank? Mine's been fine, but apparently they can die with no notice, stranding you in the middle of nowhere. Would it be advisable to carry a spare? Is it even possible to change it out in the field??
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Hank

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 10:18:43 AM »
I've been considering switching to the Facet pump, but I read that a guy had one of them fail as well at around the same mileage as his stocker failed (18K miles or something), so now that doesn't seem so great.
I think I'm going to either carry a spare or replace mine before my next trip.  I don't think the stock ones cost too much.. $45 maybe?

There is a guy who developed a solid state electronic circuit to replace the points on the stock one, and that is probably the best solution.
Haven't seen how its held up but I bet its good.

Hank

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 10:23:31 AM »
Oh and I don't think it would be very hard to change out on the trail either.

I'm going to do some asking about that solid state mod over on the OC.

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009, 04:49:40 PM »
sometimes, when i do a big backflip on my klr, or leave it up-side-down on the trail after a gnarly wreck, my fuel pump cuts out too.  for no apparent reason.  hasn't ever stranded me yet, but i'm pretty concerned about it. 

i'm glad to know that it doesn't just affect klr's.

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The Yeti

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009, 05:43:07 PM »
Oh and I don't think it would be very hard to change out on the trail either.

That's it, I'm gettin a spare and printing out the pertinent pages of the SM to go in my toolkit. I'd really be pissed if I got stranded because of a fuel pump.  >:(

I'm assuming it could be changed out using the stock toolkit  ???
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The Yeti

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2009, 05:44:32 PM »
I've been considering switching to the Facet pump, but I read that a guy had one of them fail as well at around the same mileage as his stocker failed (18K miles or something), so now that doesn't seem so great.
I think I'm going to either carry a spare or replace mine before my next trip.  I don't think the stock ones cost too much.. $45 maybe?

There is a guy who developed a solid state electronic circuit to replace the points on the stock one, and that is probably the best solution.
Haven't seen how its held up but I bet its good.

I saw posts on the Facet going for around the same price ($45).
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Hank

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2009, 08:16:34 PM »
If you get a Facet, which after reading more is what I think I'll do, you have to make up a few fittings to get the inlet / outlet going the right way.   The say a fuel filter is a must.  There are all kinds of pics and how tos.  I'm sure you've seen them.

Not sure about the tools req'd?   Not much I guess.

Bret you'll have to demo one of those KLR flips next June!

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2009, 08:01:21 PM »
sometimes, when i do a big backflip on my klr, or leave it up-side-down on the trail after a gnarly wreck, my fuel pump cuts out too.  for no apparent reason.  hasn't ever stranded me yet, but i'm pretty concerned about it. 

i'm glad to know that it doesn't just affect klr's.

 ;D

LOL. The way promo and hank talk, I think they might want to add a tow strap in the tool kit.

The Yeti

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2009, 09:20:57 PM »
Yeah, we know there not the most reliable bikes in the world, but it's worth the risk!!   ;D ;D ;D
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Hank

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2009, 09:31:16 PM »
KTM's have their fuel pumps and waterpumps.

KLR's have their doohickeys and in Bret's case, aqua marine fushia graphics.   ::)

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2009, 09:32:01 PM »
I'll never invest in the KTM pump company.

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2009, 11:24:38 PM »
and in Bret's case, aqua marine fushia graphics.   ::)

hank, i know how much you like my sweet graphics.  play your cards right and i may let you borrow a side panel off the klr so you can get a good paint match for your katoom.  think how rad that 9fity would look in pink and blue.  maybe find a pink tow strap so that when i'm dragging it off the trail behind my klr, the whole ensemble would really turn some heads. 

all kidding aside, my MCN rag this month had a listing of the 950's top speed and they put it at 139mph.  i had no idea.  that is amazing that a bike so well suited to off road, can burn down the highway that fast.
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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2009, 06:16:45 AM »
Just don't try it with knobbies   :o  That flexibility is the whole appeal of the bike for me. 

I just bought a pretty sweet 1982 GS1100E for nearly nothing.  That's a bike I've always wanted.  I'll have to post pics of it.   It was a hell of a deal .. gotta love Craigslist!

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2009, 09:22:34 AM »
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my MCN rag this month had a listing of the 950's top speed and they put it at 139mph.  i had no idea.


I've had mine up to 130 on street tires, and have hit 110 on knobbies.  :evil

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I just bought a pretty sweet 1982 GS1100E for nearly nothing.

You're accumulating quite the collection there, Hank! Running out of room in that garage yet?
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