Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Fuel pump dead?!
First off Merry Christmas everyone!
I was out for a ride with my daughter today after running an errand. We took the "scenic route" home. About 15 minutes from the house, at about 40mph the bike just died. Then started sputtering & choking/coughing a bit. Electrical is good. It smells "rich" when it tries to start. I called "The Boss" & she brought the truck with the ramps to pick us up.
I got it home, out of the truck & into the garage & it fired right up. When I blipped the throttle it back fired/choked & then died after less than a minute of running. When I turn the key on I don't hear the fuel pump "whine", but I hear the other ones you normally do when the key is on.
Keep in mind that I got home about 2 hours ago & haven't had time to check anything nor will I for a while. So I'm thinking fuel pump, but I REALLY hope that's not the problem because that things EXPENSIVE!!! I've searched on here & VSRI. Most searches kept coming up with fuel flow test. But if the pump isn't "whining" then how am I supposed to do a fuel flow test?
Any help/suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Again, MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!
You can't fix stupid!
Pain is weakness leaving the body!