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Re: Rideout

Postby BigBob » Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:34 pm

Just to make my festive period ever so merry my fuel pump packed up today.
Not only did it pack up, it decided to do it whilst I`m overtaking a long line of vehicles following a half blind granny at 35mph.
So lucky me is not only stranded at 60mph on the wrong side of the slimy wet road but I can`t even maintain a constant speed to pull in sensibly into the queue.
After much weaving about to get some fuel to splosh about and reach the carbs I picked up enough speed to join the queue and turn off at the next turning
Cue much glaring from a bunch of cage drivers...................... :crazy:
I`ve pulled the pump apart and there was fuel behind the diaphragm on the vacuum side, which there obviously shouldn`t be.
Well, a second hand pump is now fitted and hopefully good to go again. Just as well I have an emporium of spares for my fleet :tup:
No wonder I`m a grumpy old git :lol:
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Re: Rideout

Postby spendango » Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:41 pm

Maybe i'll hold on to my spare pump :tup:
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Re: Rideout

Postby Gaz800 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:01 pm

That's a bugger, I know I'll be keeping my tap on reserve when riding, like you recommended Bob after my last one packed in.

is this the right one for a replacement?: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350558613391?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Re: Rideout

Postby spendango » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:27 pm

That's not a DR pump , certainly not the same as mine
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Re: Rideout

Postby BigBob » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:32 pm

A new one from Suzuki £120! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUGSf3z80zo
Allens used to sell repair kits though their website doesn`t indicate this any more
Anyone any ideas on this?
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Re: Rideout

Postby Gaz800 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:58 pm

seen a link before somewhere for a mikuni pump, was under £40 on ebay and it does the DR ... I'll go searching again ;)
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Re: Rideout

Postby nug » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:02 am

Thats a bugger Bob.

Hessler sells a rebuild kit. The new kits are different in that they have clear plastic diaphrams rather than rubber. I imagine this is due to the shit fuel we have to endure.

Snowmobiles & some Jet skis have these pumps.
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Re: Rideout

Postby BigBob » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:29 pm

The new kits are different in that they have clear plastic diaphragms rather than rubber

I was wondering about that as the one I`ve just dismantled has a clear membrane. I bought it new about 3-4 years ago at vast expense from Suzuki :o
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Re: Rideout

Postby Gaz800 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:59 pm

Think I'll buy a replacement rebuild kit from Hessler, better to have than to be looking for
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Re: Rideout

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