Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Colorado Springs
I did the mod yesterday and today, because I didn't have all the stuff yesterday. You guys that can do this in an hour or so sure are fast with the wrench, not that is it super difficult.
Anyway, I have two questions. First, after coming back from the part store and starting back on the project, I noticed my gas tank had fallen over on the painted side (grrr!) and the pump assembly base which was just covering the hole fell on the floor. There was an orange piece of mesh cloth (the diagram is part no. 10 and calls it "sheet") that fell out, only I did not know what it was at the moment. I literally thought it was trash the wind had blown in my garage. Needless to say, the bike is put back together without that cloth sheet. Is that going to be an issue.
Second and more concerning, once I had my hose cut and put on the plastic fitting, I realized it was a tad long. When I pulled the hose back off the plastic fitting, I saw that a small section of the green gasket was broke off. Is the fitting going to leak?
Thanks for advice. I'd rather take care of it now before I fill the tank again. BTW, I had no rust and hardly any junk on the pre-filter at 56,000 miles. I only did the mod because the pump was squealing.
06 V-Strom DL650
Last edited by John V Strom, Jr.; 11-30-2013 at 08:01 PM.