Let me go ahead and apologize for creating this topic, since I've seen its been covered multiple times, but i need some advice. I purchased 2008 Vstrom 650 (upgraded from a Boulevard S40) this past Friday and its been an absolute blast, until yesterday. It seems to freeze between 6k-7k rpm and stop accelerating under full throttle. It had been sitting for two years prior, but the guy had the bike up and running around for about a week before he posted it. From what i found on this forum, I need to look into the high pressure fuel filter and getting that replaced. Also i have a whine after start up, along with the almost dial-up like sound after flipping the kill switch with the key on. After taking it to my buddy at the shop and reading up it sounds like the fuel pump.
Now the reason i created this post is because I'm confused on a couple of things.
Is the sound from the fuel pump (whine) related to the clogged filters or could it be an issue with the pump itself? It just started yesterday along with the no top end. I've been looking at this for a replacement if so, does anyone know much about it, its the quantum t35, id post a link, but this is my first post.
I think i should replace the high-pressure fuel filter, but i read somewhere about a non-serviceable filter and im not sure what exactly to do about that. Should i look into just getting the changeable filters and clean what i can or shell out for the entire assembly?
I'm looking to do this work myself and was also curious about the bypass filter mod, but i think that only for earlier models, is this right?
I know I should've flushed the gas and done some more maintenance before this happened, but i was too excited and got stupid about it.
Thank y'all for all the info on this forum, seems like a great community and I hope to stick around for quite a while,