Fuel pump dead?! - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
DL1000 - 2002-2012 For those bikes with two pipes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 101 Old 12-24-2011, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 215
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!
Nerf is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 101 Old 12-24-2011, 04:34 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
acormier7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posts: 792
Garage
I remember reading a couple years ago that a fuel punp from a Suzuki Swift is the same but has to be mounted on the V-Strom sending unit. IIRC it is about 1/4 the price of a V-Strom unit. Hope that helps.
Good Luck and keep us updated on how you make out.

Art in Edmonton
14 DL650
03 DL1000 SOLD
acormier7 is offline  
post #3 of 101 Old 12-24-2011, 04:39 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
acormier7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posts: 792
Garage
Found the link

http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl-1000-...58-worked.html

Art in Edmonton
14 DL650
03 DL1000 SOLD
acormier7 is offline  
post #4 of 101 Old 12-28-2011, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 215
After the holiday weekend & family being in town I haven't had a chance to really dig into it. I can tell you that while I was out in the garage last night trying to get some of the tornadoe straightened up I turned the key & listened. Usual electrical "whine", but I thought I heard the fuel pump TRY to do "something". Nothing happened, though. I checked the schematic & didn't see any fuses & such that leading to it. I'll dig into it as soon as I get a chance because MAN I missed riding to work this morning!!!

You can't fix stupid!

Pain is weakness leaving the body!
Nerf is offline  
post #5 of 101 Old 12-28-2011, 08:20 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
acormier7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posts: 792
Garage
Just check you didn't jump the kill switch by accident. I've done before on a different bike and had half apart when I realized it.

Art in Edmonton
14 DL650
03 DL1000 SOLD
acormier7 is offline  
post #6 of 101 Old 01-02-2012, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 215
Progress posted here...http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl-1000-...-please-4.html

You can't fix stupid!

Pain is weakness leaving the body!
Nerf is offline  
post #7 of 101 Old 01-02-2012, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 215
So after I made the last update here...http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl-1000-...se-4.html....I....I went back out & double checked everything I did. It turns out that I DID have the voltages after all! I guess it helps to have the DMM set up correctly!

Anyway, now we've back to checking parts (IAPS & IATS). Anyone have an idea as to where I can get the pressure checker? Auto parts store? Just a thought.

You can't fix stupid!

Pain is weakness leaving the body!
Nerf is offline  
post #8 of 101 Old 01-02-2012, 07:31 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
tiller4me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Posts: 704
If the fuel piump is dying, I doubt you would smell a "rich" smell. It sounds vaguely similar to the same issues others have had with the TPS. Just for grins, turn your key on, turn the throttle 4 or 5 times from stop to stop, then try to start your bike.

79 GS1000S
97 TL1000S
2002 Concours
2005 DRZ400
2005 KDX220R
2007 DLK
2009 KLR650
tiller4me is offline  
post #9 of 101 Old 01-02-2012, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 215
Quote:
Originally Posted by tiller4me View Post
If the fuel piump is dying, I doubt you would smell a "rich" smell. It sounds vaguely similar to the same issues others have had with the TPS. Just for grins, turn your key on, turn the throttle 4 or 5 times from stop to stop, then try to start your bike.
Hmmm.....I'll have to try that after I (at least) get the tank back on & hooked up. Just out of curiosity what does that do? I thought I tried that while I was stranded on the side of the road on Christmas Eve with my daughter, but I'll try it again.

You can't fix stupid!

Pain is weakness leaving the body!
Nerf is offline  
post #10 of 101 Old 01-02-2012, 07:41 PM
$Whatever$
 
Heavy-H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Posts: 1,612
It resets the TBS...........

06-DL1000 62000 miles....Sold...
Now Honda NC700X..22000 and counting...............

Heavy-H is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome