Dont replace your fuel pump- FIX IT.

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by MY ADV, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    I like PDAs. Sorry, what can I say :evil

    P.S I like their "refreshingly low prices" ..... zesty.
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  2. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    My first indication that something might be wrong was when the the bike slowed to a stop, and the engine no longer made any sound. :D


    I got a set of points from Cycle Gear for 40 bucks, including shipping. And, they were very easy to install.

    Some people think I am stupid for not replacing the OEM pump, but the original lasted for six years, and the alternatives sounded like a pain in the ass.

    The original always worked flawlessly (until it didn't work at all.) And, I figure that if I check the condition of the points every year or so, I shouldn't get stranded.
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  3. ridewestKTM

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  4. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    Exactly, I'm going to go back to a fixed up stock unit after lots of troubles. 6 pumps and three lockups in 4 days on the road was enough
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  5. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    Since you replace the OEM points, install a Mosfet and be done with the fuel pump problems for good. No new tubing and added longevity. Cheers.
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  6. ridewestKTM

    ridewestKTM Long timer

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    I've suggested so many times I forgot I didn't do it here. :huh
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  7. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    Whats your vendor thread again ;-) I'm at 12,000 miles so I suppose I should check the points at sometime soon ... maybe when I do the valves.
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  8. ridewestKTM

    ridewestKTM Long timer

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    It's out of date - I haven't really been selling (no point) kits much since points became more available. But I still have them or will FET a pump with useable points.
    PM me if you wish.
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  9. Bronx

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    I have replaced my 950 fuel pump after 37000 ks. I still have the old one so I will repair it as a spare.

    I am glad someone told me about this particular thread.

    Bruce
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  10. idahoskiguy

    idahoskiguy Long timer

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    Thank you for a great write up.
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  11. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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  12. Xmoto

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    What interval are you having to change the water pump shaft and seals.

    Thanks
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  13. MY ADV

    MY ADV "ZERO.. POINT.. ZERO"

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    I had changed my water pump at 60K miles and the fuel pump points at 70K miles. I just finnished my 80k mile service and replaced my water pump and the points on the fuel pump looked good. I think I'm going to go with the DR Bean fix for my next fuel pump repair.

    20K miles between water pump service. Seals and shaft were worn but not leaking.

    15 to 20K miles for fuel pump.

    MY ADV
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  14. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

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    Whats wrong with Facet solution (Facet #40171)?

    its a tried and true pump that works for airplanes and has worked just find on 950. Its cheaper too,one third to be exact , $50 (http://www.aircraftspruce.ca/catalog/eppages/facetpumps.php)
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  15. MrJakson

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    Just thought I would pass this along as I read before that folks were paying north of $40 for the points.

    http://powersport-superstore-inc.am...UPPLY-FUEL-PUMP-POINT-SWITCH/M/B0034ZMVKU.htm

    Well a simple google search on the PN Showed $24.31. Going to order a set today.

    Thanks for all of the info and the suggestions. I am going with just replacing the points myself. I want the simplest solution. Will plan on replacing the whole pump at 50K.

    Kent
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  16. crazybrit

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    I'd install the Dr Bean kit then. It's barely harder than new points.
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  17. MrJakson

    MrJakson KTM 950 Convert

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    Thanks for the advice. After reading through several threads, I have concluded that replacing the contacts is the route for me. Heading out for the Continental Divide Ride this year with 6 friends and I just don't want to try something new. Even with the documented flaws in the contacts, I have 20K on the original pump and am happy with it.

    For me, everything else requires some modification that I don't want to make and I a concerned with a circuit board and optical sensor being submerged in water. Maybe it wouldn't be an issue, but not for me. Simple and standard is better in my book.

    Kent
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  18. cpmodem

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    Nothing hard about installing the Bean Mod. I compare the difference to the OEM points to the difference between the old mechanical breaker distributors to the modern breakerless ignitions. I still have one of those dinosaurs and get to replace them every 8k miles. Refreshing to upgrade the Mitsu pump to modern specs. Not problem with water getting in if the upgrade is done properly. If not, the points will fail too anyway.
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  19. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    Going the same route here, Have a new spare under the seat and I will rebuild my old one that I have for a secondary spare. Hey I've got 3 pumps now, that should last me a couple years.
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  20. mrmrva

    mrmrva wannabe adventurer

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    Bump :)

    Can anyone point me to the MOSFET mod for fp? Tried searching but no luck
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