Ticking Fuel Pump


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Richy
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Ticking Fuel Pump

Postby Richy » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:53 pm



My 87 GL1200 has been setting outside under cover for many months. I hate to admit I have only ridden it a few times in 6 months or so. The 100+ temps here for the last few months have made it a little warm to ride.
Anyway this is the first day in a month that it was below 100F and I thought it was a good time to exercise the wing and get everything lubricated. To my surprise, it started right up, and ran really well, but I could here a tick, or click, every 1 or 2 seconds as I rode around my neighborhood at low speeds.
I put it on the side stand and let it idle, I noticed that the ticking was coming from the electric fuel pump.
Is this the pressure regulator making the noise?
Is it normal?
I have a clear fuel filter and could see a few air buubles in the fuel, I could see them bounce each time the fuel pump clicked.
OK, I'm a bit anal but please just ell me this is normal.


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1986 GL1200i Interstate
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RoadRogue
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Re: Ticking Fuel Pump

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:05 am

its all good,that tick is the pump actually pumping
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keithg64
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Re: Ticking Fuel Pump

Postby keithg64 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:40 pm

and the little bubbles are normal to, just a little air in system, its worken well.
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Re: Ticking Fuel Pump

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:38 am

Actually my pump ticks loud enough I can hear it with a half helmet at 60mph.
Been thinking of tearing it apart to see if there is a noise dampener in it thats bad,but I'll wait till I can't ride.

Richy
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Re: Ticking Fuel Pump

Postby Richy » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:46 pm

Yes, mine is that loud too. I was wearing a half helmet due to the 98 degree cold front we had. I normally wear a full helmet.
I was surprised that I could still hear it tick when I was on the road at 50mph or so, but it seemed more intermittant at speed. That's what made me think it was a pressure regulator that was cutting on an off as psi went up.
It's nearly as loud as the starter solenoid- you know when it clicks but won't crank.
I'm quite sure that the pump didn't make this much noise before or I would have noticed it when I was warming it up from a "cold start".
My pump has a chrome case (or cover) courtesy of the POR. Not sure if it is stock Honda but looks like it may be.
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twostrokes48
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Re: Ticking Fuel Pump

Postby twostrokes48 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:26 am

Sounds like it might be time to tear it open to see what makes it tick.

bobby2timz
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Re: Ticking Fuel Pump

Postby bobby2timz » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:16 am

My 85 1200 fuel pump ticked for about 6-8 months before it quit, I believe it may be an early indication of impending failure. It may continue to9 work fine for a long time or not. That was my exp experience. Replaced it with one from E bay works fine now.
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Wingman1949
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Re: Ticking Fuel Pump

Postby Wingman1949 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:26 pm

I am glad someone asked that question. My 87 1200 has a similar tick. It runs great but I was worried it might be the valve lifters. Thanks for the answers.

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PAPete
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Re: Ticking Fuel Pump

Postby PAPete » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:53 am

I have the chrome version also. How do you get to look at the mechanical end of this pump? I took mine off today, and the electrical end has a cover that comes off with one screw. But the cover for the mechanical end is crimped onto the electrical housing in three places. Doesn't look as if it's meant to come apart. Has anyone done it? Thanks.
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Re: Ticking Fuel Pump

Postby 86GW1200 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:28 pm

It's not meant to come apart. Of course that is just why I took mine apart. I did not find anything that jumped out at me as being broken, but the bike sat 8 years before I bought it. I went with the car pump and never looked back. Good luck and go for it....maybe you will have a diferent result.

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PAPete
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Re: Ticking Fuel Pump

Postby PAPete » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:29 pm

86GW1200 wrote: I went with the car pump and never looked back..


Car pump? Which one? Is there a thread on this? Or do you have any pics? Thanks.
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trukr
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Re: Ticking Fuel Pump

Postby trukr » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:31 pm

Many of us have gone with a fuel pump for a 1985 honda prelude. Mine has been working flawlessly for over 4 months now. Plus its half the cost of the oem fuel pump and is easily adapted to the gl1200.




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