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Old 12-18-2012, 06:28 AM   #1666
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Wondering if the stock fuel pump can be rebuilt? I guess I could google that shit, but wondering if Victor ever mentioned that???
actually I was wondering why viktor didnt try an alternate pump ... from another bike or from a car.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:41 AM   #1667
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Wondering if the stock fuel pump can be rebuilt? I guess I could google that shit, but wondering if Victor ever mentioned that???
In Astana where the trouble started, I was thinking about opening the pump. But without the tools and spare parts it would have been to risky.( its not designed to be opened)
Walter showed me some pictures of broken and opened KTM fuel pumps.
Lots of them had broken wires on the inside.Others were full of dissolved junk !!!
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:52 AM   #1668
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Prutser & Beam(st)er;
What auxiliary lights are those, just to the left (to the right, in the photo) of your head lights? Do you use them to increase your visibility to oncoming traffic or do they serve another purpose?

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:00 AM   #1669
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1)It is a fear everytime I leave on a trip with my 18 year old and 14 year old dogs at home, hoping they'll make it another year.

2)Wondering if the stock fuel pump can be rebuilt? I guess I could google that shit, but wondering if Victor ever mentioned that???
1) We have always had 2 labs and Rowan, the yellow one has been off her food since we lost Djinn. We'll get another lab pal for her from Northwest Labrador Rescue in the next few weeks ...then she'll maybe wish she was alone again
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After I posted the pic of Djinn I had the biggest response ever, lots of sympathetic PMs so thanks guys. Yeah..we "bikers" -not a word I like - sure are tough outlaw dudes

2) Rebuild the feckin' pump? I don't think McGyver could re-assemble all the pieces I smashed it into. Grr...but feel free!.

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:16 AM   #1670
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I had an Italian fellow drinking in my bar earlier in the year. He was going RTW on a 950 and had changed for a generic Bosch fuel pump when his failed in Russia.

I really can't remember what vehicle it was designed for but he said it worked just fine and was a fraction of the cost of an original item.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:21 AM   #1671
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Long time lurker on Colebatch's RRs, want to thank Walter for taking your time to share the world with us.


Here's something you guys with fuel injected bikes might want to consider. I did two things to my Husky TE630 to help me watch the status of my fuel system. I installed a fuel pressure gauge by the speedo and a blue LED on top of the speedo connected to the power wires at the pump. I now know that my normal pressure is ~45psi and can see if the pump is getting power or not.




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Old 12-18-2012, 08:42 AM   #1672
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Nice mod and neatly done.
Goes in my book of things to remember and use if need be

On the other hand I don't want to accept the necessity. There are so many cars and bikes doing tons of kms with f.i. engines. The wheel (i.e. a proper pressure pump that can withstand modern fuel and some beating) should have been invented by now, shouldn't it?
Must admit that most of my experience is with BMW's and though they surely have their shortcomings, fuel pumps are not a regular issue asfaik.

Back-on-topic, this is a travel story
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:22 AM   #1673
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:35 AM   #1674
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I had an Italian fellow drinking in my bar earlier in the year. He was going RTW on a 950 and had changed for a generic Bosch fuel pump when his failed in Russia.

I really can't remember what vehicle it was designed for but he said it worked just fine and was a fraction of the cost of an original item.
I'm reminded of a ride report concerning a F800GS. The rider was stuck ... I think in Africa? ... he used some VW fuel pump, IIRC ... and it worked! Could be several pumps that work or could be adapted, no?

Car fuel pumps, if nothing else, might be more common and Cheaper than one from KTM??

Would it help at all to Strain/Filter your fuel. In Baja (in the old days) we'd use nylon stockings. Back then more fuel came from old, rusty 55 gallon
drums. This helped a lot ... but there you also get a lot of water in fuel too.

Now, in Mexico I use a combo of Sea Foam and Marvel Mystery Oil in fuel. (these are fuel additive/cleaners)
Seems to help ... but Mex fuel is much cleaner nowadays with higher turnover. (more traffic)
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:40 AM   #1675
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Just caught up on Sunday afternoon.

Absolutely stunning trip and beautiful scenery.

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Old 12-18-2012, 10:01 AM   #1676
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I'm reminded of a ride report concerning a F800GS. The rider was stuck ... I think in Africa? ... he used some VW fuel pump, IIRC ... and it worked! Could be several pumps that work or could be adapted, no?

Car fuel pumps, if nothing else, might be more common and Cheaper than one from KTM??

Would it help at all to Strain/Filter your fuel. In Baja (in the old days) we'd use nylon stockings. Back then more fuel came from old, rusty 55 gallon
drums. This helped a lot ... but there you also get a lot of water in fuel too.

Now, in Mexico I use a combo of Sea Foam and Marvel Mystery Oil in fuel. (these are fuel additive/cleaners)
Seems to help ... but Mex fuel is much cleaner nowadays with higher turnover. (more traffic)
I use Kolor Kut Water Finding Paste
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:08 AM   #1677
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:29 AM   #1678
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Prutser & Beam(st)er;
What auxiliary lights are those, just to the left (to the right, in the photo) of your head lights? Do you use them to increase your visibility to oncoming traffic or do they serve another purpose?

Thanks.
Hi Bronco638,

Those are VisionX solstice solo's (spot beam)
Our main purpose was to have a better view at night.

On the dusty kazakh steppes we used them so the guy's driving up front could see if we were still following.
They were much better visible than our high beam with the 800 meter of dust between each bike.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:11 AM   #1679
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Sorry been picking up the B1h from MOT.....

......but never fear, norse is here (oh dear)

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Old 12-18-2012, 11:50 AM   #1680
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The scenery was no less stunning on the valley floor:

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Thanks for taking us along on another wonderful trip report.

Not only do I want to be there on my bike, but I want to run that river in my kayak as well.
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