So after all these posts of the fuel pump issues with these bikes I thought to take a preemptive strike at the problem. Like others I had the issue with the welding material (flux) coming off inside the tank and making its way into the filter. I checked mine at 4500 miles. It did not get into the pump so these are pictures of the pump removal, filter and filter sock retrofit others have written about. Tank removal Thread So it is really hard to tell in the pic but along these weld lines there is a white residue that forms and flakes off. This is what makes it's way into the pump and filter, it forms into a sludge like paste inside the filter and eventually kills the pump and possible the injectors if left too long I would assume. I wont go into detail how to remove the tank I already wrote a thread on that process. this is a pic of the pump being taken off the tank. When the pump is out there are 4 screws you have to remove and their affiliated wires three on one side and one on the other. It is important to note the orientation of the wires and where they go. After removing the ground screws you also have to take out the square washer that is part of what holds the whole thing together. Once done there are two hooks which have to be disengaged and then you can pry up the cover from the base. Once the pump is removed from the base you can start to get some idea as to how much crap is really in the tank and understand the problems it is causing. This was under the filter housing. Inside the housing and pictures of the filter itself. The filter just pops off the bottom of the pump it is pretty straight forward process. I even cut it open in my case the debris did not make it past the exterior of the filter so I caught is in time. After the new filter is installed and the housing reassembled (I forgot to get a picture of the new filter installed). You then install the sock over the entire housing. Making sure the rim of the sock is fully seated against the base of the plate to which the pump is attached this will ensure you get the most effective application of the filter properties of the sock. Here it is Ziptied into place. Reinstall the pump and your good to go. The stuff inside the tank can be cleaned with a mild acid (vinegar works well). Others have done this and my research shows that's how most flux residue is removed and that is what this seems to be, not paint as some people have surmised because I only saw it along the weld seams. Put it all back together and consider the matter resolved, I will prolly pull the tank one more time in another 5K miles to see how it is doing but I don't expect this to be an issue going forward. There are other threads that talk about the take cleaning etc so i am not going to delve into that subject.