900rider: I just replaced the battery in my SMR and have the (working) original battery just sitting on a shelf. If you want it, meet me in Cranberry and it's yours (I work within sight of I-79).
RE: fuel pump priming
Yes, it's more a muted noise than a click and they are pretty fast when the system pressure is low (like sitting for a few days). When my pump was going, the number of clicks at key-on was under 10 and slower than normal.