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  • #21
    At least your gas cap stayed together

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    • #22
      For real lol I’ve heard horror stories of peoples gas caps falling apart and all the tiny pieces going into the tank!

      I looked and shook as thoroughly as I could but couldn’t find the screw in the tank anywhere! Found a replacement though and hit them both with blue Loctite so at least they won’t come out again..

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      • #23
        These fuel pumps can be like refrigerators or relation shrimps, they don't just end or quit one day, they can be hot and cold off and on for a while before they totally die. if you have a free pump OEM use it, if I'm going to put a new pump on it will be OEM. As stated before peace of mind. Yamaha builds or subcontracts quality Parts. But there are exceptions, the pump is a good one.

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        • #24
          My fuel pump died one time too often. After 20 years, 90,000 miles, and 3 pumps I bought a couple feet of fuel line, a new gas filter, and a Grizzly float valve. The last time the carb was off the bike was around 2004, when I put a Baron's jet kit and Yamaha BAK. After all the years, the carb was clean as a whistle inside. I removed that tiny filter out of the fuel inlet to the carb, and swapped out the float needle valve. Never bothered to adjust float level, because if memory serves me, I raised the fuel level a bit when I did the jet kit. Added a fuel filter, new fuel line tank to carb, with real hose clamps everywhere.

          1000 miles later - bike runs perfectly. Never a stumble or misfire, and WOT runs perfectly, no signs of fuel starvation.
          I shoulda done this years ago. After you lose a couple fuel pumps, you kind of worry about when the next pump is gonna crap out. No worries now, Gravity isn't going anywhere soon.

          (My '85 Vmax has also gone through a number of pumps - it's almost exactly the same part, aftermarket pumps fit both bikes. Sadly, the Max needs a fuel pump, as the gas tank sits under the seat, below the carbs.)

          Go pumpless, young man!

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          • #25
            I have a brand new OEM pump coming in today so if this one goes out at some point I will just say hell with it and go pumpless but we’ll see how she does with this one first haha









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            • #26
              Put the new fuel pump on today, the electrical connector didn’t match up (they must’ve changed it for the 1700s?) so we cut it off and spliced the old connector on and the bike runs great, took it for a ride around town and it perfect. I don’t think the fuel pump we took off of there was OEM… I couldn’t find any markings on it of any sort other than “Input”.. the new pump sounds a whole lot better too, gets its pressure and then shuts off just like it should

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                Perfect.

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