Fuel pump for single carb conversion?


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Chiller449
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Fuel pump for single carb conversion?

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Hello all, I recently converted my bike to a single carb. Do I still need a fuel pump? My mechanical one is not working and if I need one I’m going electric. I remember reading somewhere that you can get one that’s the right pressure at an auto parts store. It came off of something like a 1972 Buick. I can’t remember right off hand. I’m not sure if the single carb can be gravity feed or if I need a small pump. If I need a pump what do you recommend? Thanks!


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Re: Fuel pump for single carb conversion?

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A pump is necessary, once the tank is half empty the carburetor bowl is higher than the fuel level in the tank and will not gravity-feed.

I haven't had to go looking for one but recent posts on the forum indicate OEM pumps for the 1100 are still available, and at a decent price, too! I'd go that way.
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Yes oem pumps are around but decently priced? Not really. They are around 90 bucks. An electric can be had for 30.
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Re: Fuel pump for single carb conversion?

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Thanks for the suggestion just bought one on amazon. 30 bucks free shipping.


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