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jasongilbert
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fuel pump

Postby jasongilbert » Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:16 am



I recently bought my first Gold Wing a 78 GL 1000 . The previous owner installed an electric fuel pump ,stating that the mechanical pump was a hassle . While this electric pump works quite well it kind of detracts from the look of the bike.I would like to keep that stock look. Are there issues with the factory pumps, and can they be overcome with a simple rebuild.



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WA9FWT
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Re: fuel pump

Postby WA9FWT » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:01 pm

As far as I know there is No rebuild kits available for the fuel pump.Best to replace it, but I may stand corrected!!
Welcome to the site from Wis
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Re: fuel pump

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:09 am

I haven't seen a rebuild kit either, but the OEM replacements are not that expensive:

See: Replacing your fuel pump

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Re: fuel pump

Postby thrasherg » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:12 am

I have not heard about any issues or lack of reliability with the stock unit? I suspect the previous owner had a blocked fuel filter or something similar and incorrectly replaced the pump to cure the filter problem (Ignorance can be bliss).. I would replace the stock pump with another OEM unit and get rid of the electrical pump.

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Re: fuel pump

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:15 am

The diaphragm in the OEM unit does tend to fail after 30 years or so depending on mileage and usage, but that's hardly what I would call a "hassle." :)

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Re: fuel pump

Postby TKM » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:27 pm

Welcome Jason
if you are interested in selling the electric pump let me know !

jasongilbert
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Re: fuel pump

Postby jasongilbert » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:54 pm

I want to thank you all for your input. I agree it looks to simple to be a hassle. I will just replace the factory fuel pump . And yes I will sell the electric pump as soon as I get a working OEM pump installed. I will post it on this forum that I have made the change.

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blackwolfs8
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Re: fuel pump

Postby blackwolfs8 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:32 pm

Ok well ive got a question on my 81' 1100i gas leaks from a small "overflow"(just a guess) hole on top of fuel pump however the flow rate has drastically increased this summer need to replace fuel pump or what ? :?:

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WA9FWT
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Re: fuel pump

Postby WA9FWT » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:53 pm

blackwolfs8 wrote:Ok well ive got a question on my 81' 1100i gas leaks from a small "overflow"(just a guess) hole on top of fuel pump however the flow rate has drastically increased this summer need to replace fuel pump or what ? :?:

I would replace it. Did you check back a few posts on our Wing -Adm post on how to replace a fuel pump ?
It goes back to june 21st 2011.

Phil WA9FWT

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blackwolfs8
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Re: fuel pump

Postby blackwolfs8 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:05 pm

Well i was in question if it was the pump or something else til it started getting worse, ummm as far as a replacing how to article im currently chasing one about removal of back tire




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