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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    SOLD OUT.

    Summer stop.

    No more kits available till ..., ? Mid of August.

    before you ask... No, I will NOT make a 'waiting' list :-). You can send me a message, but I will answer you only when there are new kits available.

    regards
    Dr_Bean
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  2. Dr_Bean

    Dr_Bean Dr_Bean

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    more delay.. 2nd week of september expected.
  3. Jonny Cross Country

    Jonny Cross Country n00b

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    Keep us posts on stock Dr Bean, I'm waiting to order one :thumbup
  4. Darren dreadhead

    Darren dreadhead n00b

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    Me too
  5. Dr_Bean

    Dr_Bean Dr_Bean

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    I will.. not clear yet
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  6. Jéjé room

    Jéjé room n00b

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    Hi!
    I'm waiting to order one too.
    See you soon

    Bye
  7. Dr_Bean

    Dr_Bean Dr_Bean

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    Hi,

    I will get new kits in somewhere next week.
    Everyone who left me a PM should have an answer now: If not, please send me a new private message (click my picture and 'start conversation', allow answers otherwise I cannot answer you %-) )

    Dr_Bean
  8. Dr_Bean

    Dr_Bean Dr_Bean

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    all that ordered should have a confirmation message now. if not please contact me
  9. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Long timer

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    I would be interested in a kit as well here in sunny Prescott, AZ USA. The previous owner would just periodically replace his fuel pump so I have a couple of spare pumps to play with. My wife spent 25 yrs doing soldering on electronic circuit boards. Lot's of gov't contract work. Looking forward to trying this.
    I did the Pingel pump on my 04 950 years ago, but it was PITA. Would rather stick with stock pump on my SE.
    Let me know when you have one available.
  10. VittoXVIII

    VittoXVIII Adventurer

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    I guess some water got in during the last few months of riding.
    I started my bike but the fuel pump fuse blow up, I checked with the voltometer and the fuel pump it's gone (short circuit)
    Before the mod there was no oxidation.

    Is anything salvageable?
    I am pretty sure there's no crack with the fuel pump's cap, maybe the silicone that I used to seal everything wasn't good enough?

    Attached Files:

  11. Thirstywork

    Thirstywork n00b

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    Got my kit a while back and installed just recently - Works like a charm! Total time to replace the stock pump for my 950 SM was 1 hr 45 min from start to finish (including some time cleaning up a fuel leak.. oops)

    Thanks again! No more worrying about getting stuck on the side of the road like the last time the points went out...
  12. Dr_Bean

    Dr_Bean Dr_Bean

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    The mod has nothing to do with the oxidation: You pump is flooded with water and then the water stayed inside. The reason for this is that you TRIED to seal it with sealant.
    This is exactly why I do NOT recommend that. (as described in the installation manual, and here in this thread too)

    The original o-ring and rubber tule (cable feedthrough) is good if mounted correct; The vent hose is missing in you picture: if that is there it prevent water from running in, but lets pressure and air out. The original vent hose lets it drain, breath and dry.

    whereas you will not be able to seal it properly ever with some silicone over the outside: you will seal-IN the water instead. moreover, incorrect silicone sealant is acid and causes heavy corrosion itself.

    I bet you the kit is still working: Just rinse it with clean water and dishwash soap (HAND-dishwash): shake it out and leave to dry for a few days.

    I don't know what you measured on the pump.. but if you measure the coil, you always see a 'short'that is normal... But with this much corrosion usually the pump-rod gets stuck ('frozen'). If you unscrew the kit you can try to pull the rod out and in (it should move about 2-3mm (1/10 Inch). Do NOT lupe it with oil... use dry-lube only (key-lock lubrication stuff)

    ps.: Your pump would be the same with the original contact breakers now...
  13. Bushpig68

    Bushpig68 n00b

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    I am really trying to get hold of you to purchase a Dr Bean fuel kit from you. I have tried to click on your photo but really not coming right. Thanks Bushpig68
  14. Dr_Bean

    Dr_Bean Dr_Bean

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    Hi,

    I cannot help the forum or your brouwser settings.. clicking the imahe here gives a pop-up. But anyhow.. I see you managed and you have an answer from me.

    regards
    Dr_Bean
  15. VittoXVIII

    VittoXVIII Adventurer

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    Thanks a lot, I'll try what you suggested and see if it starts again!



  16. Joerg

    Joerg Long timer

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    Just a quick hats off, thumbs up to Dr_Bean :-)

    A few weeks ago, someone sent me two Mitsubishi gas pumps for revision. One of these was equipped with the fuel pump kit but was not working. It quickly turned out that both pumps were dead, and that the fuel pump kit had a ... problem. There were big solder blobs and missing copper pads and solvent splashes over the PCB. Eeek.

    After cleaning up the mess, I got one CLACK, that was all. Not the BRRRRRR that we are used to.

    I had never worked with that fuel pump kit before, so I got in touch with Dr_Bean, who provided me not only with background information and diagnostic info but also offered to send him the problematic unit for analysis.

    Which is what I did, since I did not have suitable spare parts at hand (most of the stuff in my electronics boxes is THT, not SMD...).

    Yesterday, a new fuel pump kit was in the snail mail. I mean new as in brandnew, not refurbished or repaired. Installed it this morning in the 3rd pump, connected the lab power supply, BRRRRRRRR :-)

    All this accompanied by great information, a first-rate service and a free spare part (I would have paid, since I could have passed on the cost to the real owner of the pump anyway).

    Dr_Bean, THANK YOU ... and keep up the good work!

    PS: Whenever you come in our area here in western Switzerland, let me know. I owe you a $DRINK_OF_YOUR_CHOICE :photog
  17. Dr_Bean

    Dr_Bean Dr_Bean

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  18. raimol

    raimol n00b

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    Received the kit today and a couple of hours later my 950 was purring again. The kit is easy to install and Dr_bean is very supportive, thank you!
  19. Dr_Bean

    Dr_Bean Dr_Bean

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    I ordered a new batch of parts, and price can go down a bit: Hence from now on..

    35 Euro per Kit.

    shipping has become more expensive over the years, so I will charge 3 euro per kit.
  20. Snarkalufugus

    Snarkalufugus Adventurer

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    Here is my testimonial as well!

    I had a phantom running problem that felt like fuel starvation, but with plenty of fuel. And only after running hard (freeway speeds from san Francisco to Palm Springs for instance). It only showed up after long hard riding, so I managed to go a year with the Dr Bean kit in my posession, just too eager to ride to want to dig under the bike to get into it. When I finally did, this is what I found:

    Fuel Pump closed.jpg

    Installed the Dr Bean kit last weekend and so far, all good.

    The instructions were precise and clear, so no trouble with the installation.

    Thanks Dr Bean!
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