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post #1 of 13 Old 02-15-2017, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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More Fuel Pump Problems - Advice Please!

Hi all,

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I have a 2012 DL650 A2 with 23k miles and have recently noticed the dreaded constant whining noise from the fuel pump. I haven't established what the problem is yet, although will have a look this weekend. From Stromtrooper research I have learned that the cretins have designed the pump so that you have to replace the whole thing if the filter is blocked etc... I also learned that there is a possible bypass fix, and although I have a decent amount of experience with mechanics I'd rather not do this if I can avoid it.

I would ideally like to just replace the pump, however, the cost nearly gave me a heart attack when looking at OEM parts. A quick browse of ebay and I found a range from around 20 up to 60 (the latter being sold by sellers with good feedback and guarantees) Does anyone have any experience of using these replacements? Should I avoid like the plague?

Any advice, or pointing towards other posts welcome.

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post #2 of 13 Old 02-15-2017, 03:27 PM
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The high pressure filter alone can probably be replaced. It was in the housing for the regulator on the 2007-2011 Wee. You would not need to replace the entire pump. 15610-14J00 is the part number for pictured #7 assuming it is in the same place on 2012 and later models. I don't know of anybody who tried it on a 2012 or later model though.


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post #3 of 13 Old 02-15-2017, 03:29 PM
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To get to the fuel pump you have to pull the filter unit anyway. They are connected. Id do the bypass. Its not too hard.MOST who have the whine eliminate it with the bypass. The bypass is cheaper too about $25 is what I have into mine.Then, because the filter is NOW outside the tank, you can change it in about a 1/2 hr!!! I carry a spare filter on trips! The worst part is removing the bodywork. If you've not done this before its a good time to learn as it needs to be done to service the air filter anyway or anything under/near the tank. Check the air filter while your in there!!! You might be able to find someone here who lives near you to help. It never hurts to try! Good Luck!

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Yah, what Greywolf said. Not sure if the pump/filter is the same on Glee's. Im sure somebody who has done a Glee bypass, if its doable, will chime in.
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The Glee pump is different from both Wee pumps. Anybody wanting to do the bypass on a Glee will need to figure out where to drill between the intake and outflow ports on the high pressure filter container. As far as I can tell, nobody has posted about doing that yet.

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I did the bypass on my 13'dl650. It was easier than expected. Here are my photos


Here are some photos from another thread that helped me:
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That's a way different looking fuel pump from previous models. It's good to know the pictures of the '07-'11 pump mod helped.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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All a massive help thanks very much. Sounds like that's definitely the most future proof option. Does anyone have any advice or pictures on where the external (new) filter should sit in the fairing, and what the best way to secure it is?
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Oh, also the service book advises not to reuse the electrical connectors. Cheapest I've seen those is 20, is that what you'd expect?
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All a massive help thanks very much. Sounds like that's definitely the most future proof option. Does anyone have any advice or pictures on where the external (new) filter should sit in the fairing, and what the best way to secure it is?
I used tie wraps and bicycle tubing to secure the Napa filter to the left of the rear cylinder.
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