04 950 Adventure died on freeway?

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  1. joeparky

    joeparky Joseph

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    Hey orange crush I've never had a failure on my 950 in 45k miles until now?
    for a few months the bike would occasionally just die at idle waiting for signal to go green but always restarted with not a hint of problem. then it happened two or three times on a 50 mile ride then on the freeway a sputter than total flame out Houston! restarted after an hour when I retrieved from parking lot with a trailer.
    Got her apart for total oil service and pulled carbs off to visually check for contamination. no issues in fuel. Have a new pump to install and wondering if someone else might have experienced this. More than likely ignition issue?
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  2. Gonefishen

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    I had that same problem replaced fuel pump never happened again
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  3. Boatman

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    When you turn on the ignition without a fuel line connected what does the fuel pump sound like? Do you hear a robust clacking?

    I'm leaning toward fuel pump also.
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  4. Whodatschrome

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    "Pump p-p pump pump it up!"
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  5. DirtyADV

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    Would also guess fuel pump. Or rather the breakers on it.

    Rig up a fuel tank and bypass fuel pump was what I ended up doing so knew it was pump.

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    Cleaning up breakers got me through that trip.

    Since breakers were evenly worn I went MosFet over 90000 km on original pump and breakers now.

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    And uneven breakers that was found on my dad's bike so Dr Bean on that pump.

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    /Johan
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  6. joeparky

    joeparky Joseph

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    thanks Gonefishing,
    I have a pump ready to intal and new fuel hose too since 15 years of so cal weather and crap California fuel.
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  7. joeparky

    joeparky Joseph

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    oh what fun adventure riding can bring
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  8. Gonefishen

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    Good luck I hope that solves your problem.I had several little problems like that with my 950 but I loved that bike I have a 1290 now and as awesome as the new bike is I still find myself missing that 950
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  9. Zuber

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    I replace the fuel pump points every 20k miles, right along with the water pump seal.
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  10. NitroAcres

    NitroAcres MotoBiggots Suck Supporter

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    I have this issue from time to time...a couple taps on the pump with a 3/8 round rod and it will run all day, let it sit for a few days and it will take a tap or two for the pump to spin..Soooooooooooo

    I'm about to install The Dr.Bean kit on my pump, many have and seem to enjoy the results.
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  11. DirtyADV

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    The 990 on the other hand left me stranded on the White rim trail.

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    Riding 2up on my friends DR650 the next day after having a new pump overnighted, paying more for shipping then the actual pump.

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    Good times.

    /Johan
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  12. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    It could be your ignition switch. Lots of problems with those.
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  13. Hoff

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    I had similar stalling issues with my 04 950 a couple years ago. The bike would just die as I was riding down the road. After a few minutes and a few tries at the starter button, it would run fine again. I installed the Dr. Bean kit and the bike has been running great ever since.
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  14. Seth S

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    If it’s the ignition switch usually cycling the switch a couple times gets the bike to start back up.
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  15. Zuber

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    Unless the wires to the switch are breaking.
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