Dr. Bean's 950 fuel pump kits

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Dr_Bean, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Dr_Bean

    Dr_Bean Dr_Bean

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    New kits available again,

    just write me a PM to get ordering and shipping info.

    regards
    Gerben
  2. Nytro

    Nytro Been here awhile

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    Received my kit in four days!! Nice surprise!
    Looks like I'll be back on the 950 a lot sooner than I was expecting.
    Thanks Dr. Bean!
  3. CBRacerX

    CBRacerX Adventurer

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    I installed mine today and it doesn't work. Followed the instructions and the solder joints look great. I get one brief "flurp" from the pump and that's it when I turn on the ignition during the test with the pump disconnected from the tank. I installed it all back on the bike and plumbed it up - the bike ran till the carbs emptied out then died.

    Of course I have a long trip Sunday and track event Monday - was looking for more reliability, not DOA. I PM'd Dr_Bean for suggestions, but I have a feeling my 30K+ mile points are going to have to be installed again.

    Damn.
  4. Dr_Bean

    Dr_Bean Dr_Bean

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    hey, I allways help people install their kit, and IF really the kit doesn't work you will get a new one (although you would the first!, and it is remarkable how few people post here report that the kit is working...)
    and actually 95%of the issues I get from people are simple mis-installed, the 5% are pumps that are dead (usually heavily corroded, or blown-up diode)

    SO: I would have appreciated that you first contact me for some advise, before calling it a DOA ....
    you forget to tell that you ordered the kit begin on June, so you already had it sitting and waiting for 3 month!

    All kits are tested by me on a real pump before shipping.

    btw:there are people that did more than 100'000km with the original pump AFTER installing my kit. The only occasional return I ever get are pumps that have been completely flooded for a long time, and the kit is stil working, but the pump-rod is corroded and gets stuck. Usually form SE drivers who take their SE out in de mud, clean it with High pressure cleaner and then have the bike sitting for several weeks before using it again...
  5. CBRacerX

    CBRacerX Adventurer

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    All Better! Dr Bean continues to offer an excellent option. Once I took high Rez pictures and viewed them on the computer, I could see my solder joints were not the best. Went to Radio Shack and got a new solder gun, and the difference using that was profound. Once the joints had good flow, the pump works like a charm.

    Thanks Dr Bean for your quick response via PM and offer to assist via email.
  6. ICERIDER

    ICERIDER Adventure Rider

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    Hi there Dr Bean.

    Just to say your product arrived here in the Falkland Islands a few days ago. By next week I hope to have it installed on my SE in Santiago Chile. I'll send you a pic! Thanks.

    Geoff
  7. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    After more than a year of letting this kit sit on the shelf while life got in the way, and several situations where a facet pump died and then came back to life 10 minutes later, I finally got around to installing the kit on my original fuel pump- good directions, the install went smooth, I'm back in business.

    Now, my bike feels like it's running a hair leaner, with a little more popping on decel. Anyone else feel like the difference from the facet to the oem pump makes a small difference in float bowl level or something?
  8. Dr_Bean

    Dr_Bean Dr_Bean

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    With the OEM pump, the fuel-pressure is determinned by the spring load of the pump.

    With my kit I have a minimum re-activation time of the pump leading to the fact that the spring may be slightly more compressed during low fuel use (Idle). So IF it does change anything, it could only be very very slightly higher pressure, leading to a higher float-level (if at all any change).

    I have not received any such comment from anyone who purchased my kit so far. but it is always good to hear and consider.

    I do not have any compare with the Facet pump: so I cannot answer that one.

    I actually guess it is just a feeling, or a slight difference caused by e.g. the whether change :-)
  9. gearheadE30

    gearheadE30 Long timer

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    Got my Dr. Bean kit in today, and the bike runs beautifully. Here are the old points:

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    The pump would run for a bit then stop, and I would have to drop the skid plate and bang on it while flipping the kill switch to get it to go again. Bike has 48k miles on it, and the pump was definitely replaced at least once in the past.

    Now, the pump runs properly, and it sounds like it cycles faster as well. This also got rid of a weird intermittent vibration I've been chasing at highway speeds, as well as some odd throttle behavior. I think the points were just hanging by a thead and the pump was barely functioning.

    The instructions provided are very good; it only took about 10 minutes to install from start to finish, and that is including letting the soldering iron heat up. Good stuff!

    Thanks for continuing to support the 950 community with an awesome product!
  10. Dr_Bean

    Dr_Bean Dr_Bean

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    you're welcome!

    ps.: I would also like to hear comments (positive or negative) from people who have this kit now for longer time. Thing is: they mount it... and forget about it. I am making it now for a couple of year and know there are bikes that did more than 100'000kms after installing my kit on the OEM pump.

    if there is anything I can still improve on it, I'd like to hear that and see what I can do!
  11. mamacone

    mamacone Been here awhile

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    Mine did not work first time, either! Then I turned the fuel on. Only have 4,000 miles on the Dr. Bean pump fix but am confident it is going to last a long time. Thanks for the great product.:clap
  12. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    What payment method ? :ear
  13. Dr_Bean

    Dr_Bean Dr_Bean

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    from US only Paypal works. You can do a wire transfer... but at the cost of 50 dollars on your side that is pretty rediculous.
  14. VOLdog

    VOLdog Been here awhile

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    pm sent
  15. akio

    akio n00b

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    I have one the way, vary easy to order.
  16. hexagonstiffnuts

    hexagonstiffnuts n00b

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    pm sent
  17. Dr_Bean

    Dr_Bean Dr_Bean

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    I cannot ship any fuelpump kits any more ~till half december
  18. Xskydiver

    Xskydiver Been here awhile

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    I have been using one for a year now with no issues at all. Great upgrade I think.
  19. hexagonstiffnuts

    hexagonstiffnuts n00b

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    Paypal sent.....
  20. Dr_Bean

    Dr_Bean Dr_Bean

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