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Old 08-30-2014, 04:13 AM   #1
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Gave up on me, suspect the facet

My 2004 950 quit on me. It happened after taking a break at the top of a rough double track. I started back down and it seem to lose a cylinder and it finally quit. I suspect it is a fuel issue I have a 5 year old facet that has been flawless. I could still here it try to prime the floats but the noise was not quite the same. I coasted out to a friends house only for it to fire up again after about a half hour. When it primed up this time I could here the fuel lines being filled for the bottom up. (Insert comforting noise of facet pressurizing.) Anyone experience a facet failure do they totally fail or fail intermittently? I may be totally wrong about pump though I was a bit panicked and still had my helmet on listening to pump, any suggestions?
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:45 PM   #2
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Mine failed, then worked the next day, and worked for 1,000+ miles then failed again. Had my original pump as a backup. Replaced the Facet with it and PMed Dr. Bean. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=823347
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:05 PM   #3
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I found the Facet fuel filter was almost completely plugged after about 18K miles. It was starting to starve at higher RPM, but never failed completely.
Worth a try, though.
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Old 08-31-2014, 05:25 PM   #4
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wiring?

I had the sameish problem. I replaced the facet and the problem returned. I started tugging on wires and found the stock connector to be failing. I hard wired the facet and have not had a problem since.
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:32 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I have started it without fail every time I go to the garage, I am kind of freaked out about riding it in fear of it letting me down.

I will drop the skid plate and have a look.
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:06 PM   #6
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http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=801130

A couple years back. I run with a spare plumbed ready to go. Stopped to enjoy the view, took off and started cutting out, saw a town up ahead and was able to get to shade and a picnic bench at a church before it died. Fuel pump made no noise so I thought it was a wire of fuse.. Nope the pump failed..
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:48 PM   #7
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Had a Facet fail on me, same symptoms as described. Would run great then intermittently die. Cycling the ignition seemed to bring it back. Finally just swapped it and all was good.
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:16 PM   #8
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They all fail in the end, always carry a spare, stock or facet whichever you prefer.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:50 AM   #9
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They all fail in the end, always carry a spare, stock or facet whichever you prefer.
Words of Wisdom I need to add that to I found it at the last place I looked and my company let's you do anything you want on your last day at work...
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:27 AM   #10
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Had a Facet fail on me, same symptoms as described. Would run great then intermittently die. Cycling the ignition seemed to bring it back. Finally just swapped it and all was good.
When it died did it completely fail (no more buzzing)? Mine still buzzed.
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:39 AM   #11
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I just got back from a 1200 trip through the Utah back county to the Grand Canyon and got a spare pump the day I left. They are pretty robust but that would suck 40 miles into an 80 mile long section of dirt and the fuel pump fails The bikes are pretty straight forward mechanically, but no fuel and your walking. I plan on swapping in the new pump this winter and keeping the old as a spare.

Years ago I had a Facet pump in a sand rail that would stop working intermittently. I would wack on it with a wrench and it always started back up
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:32 PM   #12
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When it died did it completely fail (no more buzzing)? Mine still buzzed.
It never died completely, it just wouldn't pump enough fuel to the carbs causing the bike to run like crap.
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