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Old 08-22-2010, 02:10 PM   #16591
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Alright . . . on to the fuel pump . . .
Hope that helps.
Thanks for trying.

What happens when you put 12V across that pump?

(A: The gasoline fumes explode...)
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:13 PM   #16592
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so the true ballsy test would be to disassy the new one and see if the part #s are the same or diff on the new pump part itself or it was truely a bad production run and thus same part#
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Alright . . . on to the fuel pump . . .


Anyway . . . to sum up . . . it's a royal pita to take it apart and you'll most likely wind up cracking something in the process.

Hope that helps.
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:27 PM   #16593
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Krabil--thanks for a great write up and the pics were excellent. I think the black thing you described on top is the fuel pressure pop off valve. The pump runs and pressures the fuel rail and if not needed the excess can return to the tank--at least that is my best guess. Again great pics.
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:36 PM   #16594
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What size did you use for the front tire? I assume the 5.10x17 is on the back.
Clayjars,

I used Rydnseek's recommendation and ran the 5.10-17 in back and 4.60-17 in front. They fit nicely.

Opinions will vary on this, but I personally really like the look. With the Yamalink and Yamaha's lowering adjustment, I can flatfoot with these tires. That's important to me as a confidence builder due to the no good artificial "hinge".

I'm farkling the hell out of the thing right now, so haven't ridden it with the Shinko's yet.

Rydnseek/Scotty,

Thanks once again for the tire info!

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Old 08-22-2010, 03:50 PM   #16595
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I'm just about to finish up the rear Distanzia on my X. Been doing research on the IRC GP-1 and the Kenda and Shinko clones myself. I see the often mentioned Mefo Explorer is also available in those 17" tires. Leaning towards the IRCs right now for slightly better offroad capabilities than the Distanzias.
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:01 PM   #16596
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I'm just about to finish up the rear Distanzia on my X. Been doing research on the IRC GP-1 and the Kenda and Shinko clones myself. I see the often mentioned Mefo Explorer is also available in those 17" tires. Leaning towards the IRCs right now for slightly better offroad capabilities than the Distanzias.
i tend to lean to the kendas, but that's what i've had experience on but i tend to go for the off road only tires too
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:58 PM   #16597
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Just finished installing a new Safari tank and have a couple of question for those that have already have done this.
After installation,I poured enough fuel in to cover the pickups in the wings wanting to check and see if the vacuum pump was doing its job.After running it a bit the tube to the right wing was full,but the one on the left had several large air bubbles and did not appear to be flowing fuel.Reving it up appears to help a bit but still have lots of air bubbles that give the appearance of the fuel not flowing .Is this the norm or do I have a problem??

I replaced the vacuum T connector and replaced it with a straight one that connects directly to the source and that seemed to help,but maybe that was my imagination was working overtime?

The other issue was the fitment of the seat leaves a gap at the bottom and wrinkles in the cover.I was thinking about putting a couple of spacers under the tank mount to get a better fit.

Anyone else have these problems?
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:14 PM   #16598
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How much gas do you have in it? Mine did that too when there wasn't enough in both wings to cover the pickups, part of the reason I sold it.

It rained a lil bit today, so the play area off the C&D canal I went riding in with a buddy was a bit muddy. All that mud made the poor girl tired...



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Old 08-22-2010, 07:21 PM   #16599
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Just finished installing a new Safari tank and have a couple of question for those that have already have done this.
After installation,I poured enough fuel in to cover the pickups in the wings wanting to check and see if the vacuum pump was doing its job.After running it a bit the tube to the right wing was full,but the one on the left had several large air bubbles and did not appear to be flowing fuel.Reving it up appears to help a bit but still have lots of air bubbles that give the appearance of the fuel not flowing .Is this the norm or do I have a problem??

I replaced the vacuum T connector and replaced it with a straight one that connects directly to the source and that seemed to help,but maybe that was my imagination was working overtime?

The other issue was the fitment of the seat leaves a gap at the bottom and wrinkles in the cover.I was thinking about putting a couple of spacers under the tank mount to get a better fit.

Anyone else have these problems?
Yes, many cut some Kydex or piece of cutting board or washers.. to better fit where the tank bolts on near the seat.

I've only noticed vaccum issues when extremely low on fuel, I'd make sure the vacuum valve nut is tight, I had to tighten mine up when I first got it, leaked a bit of fuel. Put that dude on then fill it with fuel.. and ride !!!

In Idaho, me and Pax fueled up ever other time the stock gas tank WRs did, so the range is proven I dig it!
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:28 PM   #16600
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I've got a 1/4" spacer at the front and 1/2" spacer at the rear mount on my Safari. Everything seems to fit better that way.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:07 PM   #16601
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The fuel filter on the pump pickup looks plugged.
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:59 AM   #16602
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ride report done..

My part of the ride report for last weeks' ride up on the Navajo Reservation is complete. It was very eventful.. lots of variety, downed (not drowned) riders. Report is here:

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Old 08-23-2010, 07:50 AM   #16603
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The one on the left had several large air bubbles and did not appear to be flowing fuel. Do I have a problem?
My guess is you didn't have enough fuel in the left wing to cover the pick up tube. Just put more gas in the left side.

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The other issue was the fitment of the seat leaves a gap at the bottom and wrinkles in the cover.I was thinking about putting a couple of spacers under the tank mount to get a better fit.
Just follow HighFive's spacer mod:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...8#post12148968
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:32 AM   #16604
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:47 PM   #16605
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