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Fuel pump replacement questions...

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I've notice that there is a tiny weep coming from the hole in my fuel pump. It's not pouring out, but after the bike has been running I'll typically find a drop of liquid (pretty sure it's gas) hanging off the bottom of the pump. Haven't noticed any problems with fuel delivery, but I was wondering if anyone has experience with this. Is this a sign of immediate failure? Or can I get away with riding the bike for a while longer until fuel really starts leaking out or the carbs aren't getting enough anymore?

Also, thinking of just buying a new fuel pump now and having it ready. The question I have regarding this is that in the DIY article it says to buy gaskets along with a new pump. Which gaskets need to be purchased? I'm including the parts diagram for reference.
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Have a look here: Replacing your fuel pump

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I've read the DIY article, but I'm not sure what gaskets are needed for the replacement. Does it have a gasket on each side of that spacer that should be replaced?

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bofler wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:00 am
I've read the DIY article, but I'm not sure what gaskets are needed for the replacement. Does it have a gasket on each side of that spacer that should be replaced?
There are no gaskets, just the spacer:

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Sorry if I'm completely missing something here. In the article it says this:

"There is a black spacer in between the two, and that is needed to put everything together again so don't damage it. If it's stuck, use a gasket scraper rather than a screwdriver to pop it loose. When you order the pump, order the gaskets too because they don't come in the box. Carefully use a razorblade to scrape all the old gasket material off to leave clean flat surfaces for the new gaskets."

I'm not clear on what "gaskets" should be ordered. On the fuel pump parts list there is one gasket listed, and I believe that is on the left side of the bike, far away from the fuel pump.

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bofler wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:46 pm
Sorry if I'm completely missing something here. In the article it says this:

"There is a black spacer in between the two, and that is needed to put everything together again so don't damage it. If it's stuck, use a gasket scraper rather than a screwdriver to pop it loose. When you order the pump, order the gaskets too because they don't come in the box. Carefully use a razorblade to scrape all the old gasket material off to leave clean flat surfaces for the new gaskets."

I'm not clear on what "gaskets" should be ordered. On the fuel pump parts list there is one gasket listed, and I believe that is on the left side of the bike, far away from the fuel pump.
I believe the author is referring to the insulators/spacers (items 2 and 7) as "gaskets". They do have sealing material on their surfaces, and some of that can remain on the metal parts of the engine after removal of the pump. There are no other gaskets than those two pieces, other than the cover from the left side, as you mention.

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Thanks for the clarification! I really was having trouble understanding from the way it was worded. So, those spacers (#2 and #7) should replaced with new ones?

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bofler wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:27 pm
Thanks for the clarification! I really was having trouble understanding from the way it was worded. So, those spacers (#2 and #7) should replaced with new ones?
Ideally, yes.

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Cool. Parts ordered. Thanks!



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