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post #1 of 10 Old 09-04-2009, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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Last year I was out for my summer vacation and my fuel pump went out on me in Utah. By time I got the bike fixed my trip was over because of the expense. Back home I went to Indiana upset.

So I waited another year to take my trip. Day 2 on my trip in Minnesota the bike started acting up. I knew what the problem was but just didnt want to believe it. I turned around and headed back home. The bike and I made it back, unable to do anything above 52 mph. This time I was more than upset. I tested the pump and sure enough its bad.
The first pump lasted about 90,000 miles. This one lasted about 27,000 miles.
I think I am done with this bike, I am going to start looking for its replacement. I love this bike, I have had more fun with this bike than any other. But I cant not go through another year of disappoint with a failed what is supposed to be summer vacation.

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at 90,000 miles a ford tempo would be on its 5th fuel pump

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post #3 of 10 Old 09-04-2009, 02:33 AM
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This is an interesting opportunity to test a theory people have thrown out about the Strom's fuel pump.

The pump is cooled by the fuel and if you routinely run her dry, it's running hot each tank.

Do you try to run her to the brink or do you usually fuel up with > .5gal left?

Sorry to hear about your vacations.

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It might help to take a look at this thread https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=42314
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This is an interesting opportunity to test a theory people have thrown out about the Strom's fuel pump.

The pump is cooled by the fuel and if you routinely run her dry, it's running hot each tank.

Do you try to run her to the brink or do you usually fuel up with > .5gal left?

Sorry to hear about your vacations.


I spend most of the time filling up before it gets to the last flashing indicator. Never ran the bike out of gas.

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One tank of dirty gas can dump a load into the high pressure filter. Chances are the pump itself is fine. If you have a DL1000 or a DL650 before 2007, http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,6105.0.html shows a way to mount an inexpensive external filter which is easy to change when it gets clogged.

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One tank of dirty gas can dump a load into the high pressure filter. Chances are the pump itself is fine. If you have a DL1000 or a DL650 before 2007, http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,6105.0.html shows a way to mount an inexpensive external filter which is easy to change when it gets clogged.
I ran a test in my garage with out the filters attached, the pump still wasnt putting out any volume. I bypassed the high presure filer from my old pump assembly and installed it with the pump. Still nothing.
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I ran a test in my garage with out the filters attached, the pump still wasnt putting out any volume. I bypassed the high presure filer from my old pump assembly and installed it with the pump. Still nothing.
What is the difference with the newer pumps? I have an 04 650.
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The first pump lasted about 90,000 miles. This one lasted about 27,000 miles.
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i know the feeling. i only got 58k out of first pump. just replaced this week for $550.

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One tank of dirty gas can dump a load into the high pressure filter. Chances are the pump itself is fine. If you have a DL1000 or a DL650 before 2007, http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,6105.0.html shows a way to mount an inexpensive external filter which is easy to change when it gets clogged.
I was going to suggest this as well. I live in Utah and I can firmly say that our gas is complete crap. Mine's been great since the filter bypass.

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