Mounting for Electric Fuel Pump on my '82 GL1100


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Mounting for Electric Fuel Pump on my '82 GL1100

Postby Gnosistika » Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:33 am



Hi Guys,

Me again. I am about to install an electric fuel pump on my GL1100. The OEM one gave up the ghost last week and the electric is the least expensive of the two - $68 for the electric and $253(before import tax) for the mechanical.

But that aside, I am looking for ideas for the mount - such as: What material to use (Aluminium, Steel etc.) and/or other possibilities mounting the pump somewhere else?

If I may venture a second question - on the various forums there are a few ideas on installing relays and oil pressure switches with the pump. Any preferences for one rather than the other?

Thank you again!


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Re: Mounting for Electric Fuel Pump on my '82 GL1100

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:42 am

Mount it where the old pump was..make a cover to seal the top of the tach drive where the pumps was and include a mounting surface for the new pump..that's the best way. Include a gasket on the sealing side of the plate you make.

Not sure what you are asking re the pressure gauge and relays. Any new electrical should have a fuse..and relay if it pulls a lot of current..pump and gauge probably don't need a relay, but can't hurt. One thing to think about is including a tilt off switch for the pump, a safety thing!

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Re: Mounting for Electric Fuel Pump on my '82 GL1100

Postby Gnosistika » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:25 am

Thank you RBGERSON.

One question though, is there a specific tilt switch that is compatible with the older goldwings?

Thank you again
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Re: Mounting for Electric Fuel Pump on my '82 GL1100

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:24 pm

anyone will work as long as it's 12v..you can/should also wire the pump into the kill switch circuit.
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Re: Mounting for Electric Fuel Pump on my '82 GL1100

Postby Gnosistika » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:13 am

@ RBGERSON. Thank you mate, your suggestions helped allot. I'm less skittish to install the pump now.

Thank you again!
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Re: Mounting for Electric Fuel Pump on my '82 GL1100

Postby f1xrupr » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:29 pm

My 1100 had a e-fuel pump when I got it, but no safety switch. I installed a oil pressure safety switch for fuel pumps-I don't know the part #....you must go to an old-school auto parts store, where they have a universal parts manual. You can get them for different pressure ranges-I think mine is 5-7 psi....but less is ok. You shouldn't need a relay because small e-pumps don't pull much, but a fuse is a must. You can get them pumps cheaper than that I think on ebay. You can also look up the switch on ebay. The sae pipe thread (1/8") worked on my engine (a little tight but ok).
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Re: Mounting for Electric Fuel Pump on my '82 GL1100

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:00 pm

I agree, I got my O.E.M. fuel pump on E-Bay for $90 (US). Example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1975-1983-HONDA ... cy&vxp=mtr
It pays to shop around a bit when looking for parts. The price difference can be HUGE!
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Re: Mounting for Electric Fuel Pump on my '82 GL1100

Postby Gnosistika » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:38 am

@Johnyy Smoke. Thanks mate, but for me that is still not an option. I'll still be paying about $200 with SA exchange rate and hefty import tax.

@f1xrupr. Thanks for the fuse idea. I am only now getting into the electronics on my goldwing. The mechanical side is less daunting honestly.

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Re: Mounting for Electric Fuel Pump on my '82 GL1100

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:21 am

Have someone here buy it and ship it to you as a gift..you pay them with paypal as gift too no charges to them..doesn't that eliminate the duty charges???
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Re: Mounting for Electric Fuel Pump on my '82 GL1100

Postby Gnosistika » Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:15 pm

@RBGERSON Good idea, and yes on the duty charges. Thanks for the suggestion.

I do however think that I should use this opportunity to get well acquainted with the guts, still more unforeseen issues popping up. Old bikes I guess. So many small things that aggravate my OCD :)

Thank you again, all of you for the invaluable assistance.
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Re: Mounting for Electric Fuel Pump on my '82 GL1100

Postby Gnosistika » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:33 am

Weeks later, have time off from work to get the electric pump installed.

So I mounted the pump, and the last piece of this saga would be a rather important question. Remember that I am rather new to goldwings.
Following on from advice give in the thread, to wire the pump into the kill switch. Looking at the kill switch i see two wires running from it - do I simply wired the pump into one of these?

I know there are quite a few old hands on here that are having a heart attack right now, but where I stay there are no support for old bikes. So it is a question of doing it yourself. My old bmw was a toy compared to the goldwing.
And the irony is not lost on me that my post from the previous day had me talking about another start button/kill switch unit.

Thanks again guys.


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