OK JJ and Zac you guys are scaring the crap out of me since I'll be riding Hwy 285 to Gunnison next week! I've got almost 30k miles and have never touched my fuel pump OR the dreaded 4-pin connector on the top of it but I want to know more... I've got a bunch of clarifying questions, let's start at the basics. So the wiring connector you unplug has female terminals with wires colored: Green/brown, white/blue, brown, brown. And the connector on the fuel pump assembly has male terminals: PROBLEMS: 1) One common problem is when you unplug the connector that the brown wired connection (on the end) does not unmate and tends to pull the male pin out that is part of the fuel pump assembly, which also leaves a hole. I'll call this the "Brown #4" connection. Is this correct so far? 2) Zac you said in your case this brown wire was frayed at the connector and shorted against the frame. I'm thinking it is very far (1/2") from the connector to the metal ring (frame) so this must have been a very long fray (not just 1/8" or short, but longer?). I think I see a short frayed wire in the pic below (ignoring the totally uninsulated long replacement bare wire for now). Can you explain how it could touch the frame being so far away? As to the long bare replacement wire, I assume you somehow covered it up for your temporary patch so it wouldn't short to the frame again? And the leaking gas was coming out of this "Brown #4" hole that was no longer sealed well? SCARY. 3) JJ you said: "I must also note that ALL of the wires inside the fuel assembly ( read the ones in petrol, soaked ) had exposed wires from rubbing against the zip ties. Sorta scary." Uh YEAH SCARY! So is the picture below a nice new "good" fuel pump assembly? And the exposed wires on your older bad one would have been the ones we see below that are Black, White, Green, Red? If so, then the zip ties you mention are around behind just out of view in this picture? If so then you are saying your original fuel pump is the one that had partially exposed (bare) wires sitting in the fuel itself??? Is anyone else concerned about this???