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Old 08-12-2010, 08:13 AM   #16336
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I'm sure it can be covered under warranty, but I just don't want to mess with a dealer to get it done.
I'm tempted to open a case with my dealer now, before I have catastophic failure. I've had a few cases of hard starts or stutters that feel like early symptoms .

If I can 'convince' them to replace both pumps on the bikes now, I'll sleep better.
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:46 AM   #16337
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It would definitely be worth a shot.
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:10 AM   #16338
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Check out the last few pages of the thread I linked. Seems to be a matter of who you happen to talk to. If you decide to tackle it Dan, please let us know how you go about it. I wish Yamaha would just step up.

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Old 08-12-2010, 09:13 AM   #16339
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I am talking with the dealer today, of course they have to get it in house and look it over, going to take it up there tomorrow. It's an hour away.

Will let yall know what they tell me. The bike was bought new in March 2010 as a left over 08 model.

I am just glad it crapped out on my block, I just got back from a 2 week trip to Ouray/Silverton trip. That was 1400 miles from home.

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Old 08-12-2010, 09:36 AM   #16340
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Will do, thanks Sarah taking it on the chin for a $200+ fuel pump on a bike thats less than 9 months old is a little hard to swallow.
It's good that this problem is well documented so we know what to do, but the drama is kinda overblown IMO.


It may be a pain, but the bike is so good otherwise, and the problem is evidently limited to early models like mine. I've owned soooo many bikes in my life and a 240 dollar easy fix-it is not the end of the world. I've never owned a bike that didn't have some kind of wart that needed fixing. And this one is not engine related, thank the gods. I just spent 500 for a scotts stablilizer for my smoker (very difficult for a cheap-skate like me), others here have spent upwards of 800 bucks for a measly 5 HP by way of pipes and programmers.

So I just knuckled-down and bought a new fuel pump that took all of 30 minutes to install ...no big deal at all. It's not worth my time and energy to even deal with the shop that sold it to me, win or lose, it would be a bigger pain in the arse.

edit: Yes, if you just bought the bike and it pooped out, I'd take it to a dealer, after all it may not even be the pump, but for those of use who've had it for a while...eh....
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:57 AM   #16341
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[quote=kawagumby]It's good that this problem is well documented so we know what to do, but the drama is kinda overblown IMO.


It may be a pain, but the bike is so good otherwise... blah, blah, blah

I agree.

BUT-this is not an aftermarket upgrade, its bone stock in the feuling department. I just put a $350 ignition on my old bike. I get it.

However, the squeaky wheel (sometimes) gets the grease. I'm gonna at least ask that they provide the pump, and I will do the work.

The worst they can do is say no.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:00 AM   #16342
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No worries, I still love her...






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Old 08-12-2010, 11:27 AM   #16343
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No worries, I still love her...
Looking back up towards Ophir Summit?
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:28 AM   #16344
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lloydpb - Here are the pics of my Wolfman racks and the oem tail rack.

The left side really needed nothing more than a tug on the oem rack to get it out past the wolfman mounting plate. You'll really have to pull on it because the tail rack is pretty stout, but it'll come.



The right side needed just a little more work. The weld on the oem rack hits the Wolfman mounting plate by just a little bit. I ground it off with a dremel until it sat flush.



Here's a shot up underneath.



Hope that helps.
Thanks Krabill
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:51 AM   #16345
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:27 PM   #16346
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Imogene Ouray side
Awwww, gorgeous Duc. You just bumped DocRock off my desktop...
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:37 PM   #16347
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Imogene Ouray side
Love that pass. I made that run (and many others) in my Xterra back in '03. Would love to do it on a bike. How much power loss did you notice at the top? 12k+ ft, if I remember right.....
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:48 PM   #16348
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Love that pass. I made that run (and many others) in my Xterra back in '03. Would love to do it on a bike. How much power loss did you notice at the top? 12k+ ft, if I remember right.....
It was noticeable. The bike however ran flawless. I would guess no more than 20% ?

My wife rode a XT250, and above 11k ft it was hard starting and REALLY lost power. The WR started exactly like it does here at 650ft ASL.

The WRs power loss was far less than what I experienced when I got off of the bike and attempted any thing more physical than picking my nose.
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:53 PM   #16349
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What's the best way to disconnect the fuel line from the injector to the bottom of the pump under the tank? I see the orange clip that needs to be released first but then what? It won't budge and I don't want to break something expensive looking.
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:57 PM   #16350
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Press the blue button(s) that the clip uncovers when you move it, and work it till she comes loose.
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