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post #1 of 2 Old 04-18-2016, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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FYI 1stGen VEE is bump startedable

Public service announcement.

If your battery is to week to turn the starter over but will prime the fuel pump the bike can still be bump started. Having a hill near by does help in the process.
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post #2 of 2 Old 04-18-2016, 03:14 PM
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Another FYI. The fuel pump sits in fuel. There is no way for it to go dry so priming is not what is happening when it makes noise. It has to get the fuel pressure up to 43psi. Then the pressure regulator valve opens to divert some fuel back into the tank so the pressure in the output pipe stays at 43psi. When that happens, the pump gets quieter.

As long as the pump has enough power to reach that 43psi, the engine can be bump started.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s

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