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Old 11-01-2012, 10:09 AM   #31341
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Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Huntsville, AL
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Originally Posted by bigdon View Post
Has anyone else tried to shoot a stream of gas with the fuel pump unhooked from bike?
Did it dribble out maybe a foot or so like mine did or did a shoot a high powered stream like I think it should?
I believe that the fuel pumps are more of a pressure pump than a flow pump due to the low flow requirements during operation. I would think that the fuel hose is a very large orifice (in comparison to fuel jets) which would not allow pressure to increase to a long shooting stream. A smaller opening would probably shoot farther.

On the other hand, I think that this might be a good way to kick start a stuck pump in the field if needed.
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2008 Yamaha WR250R
1992 Yamaha XT225
2008 SYM HD200
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