She just died on a ride today


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Re: She just died on a ride today

Post by MikeB » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:19 pm



I know, Scott. It was pretty much "tongue-in-cheek". Your analysis of the circuit is how I understand it as well. Just saying that if I have not tried it, I can not in all good conscience, suggest that someone else give it a whirl. No good deed goes unpunished. ;)


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Re: She just died on a ride today

Post by bellboy40 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:41 am

David, here is what I would try next. Since you say you have spark I am thinking fuel related. Try removing the top of the air filter to get access to the open tops of the carbs. Give a shot or two of carb cleaner down the throats and try to start it. If it tries to run for a couple of seconds then start looking for a fuel delivery issue.

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Re: She just died on a ride today

Post by Bigbiker0 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:18 pm

Replace the alternator , I had the same trouble on my trip to Ca. I did replace the alternator and everything came back to normal.
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Re: She just died on a ride today

Post by jdavidsmit » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:55 am

happy 4th to everyone. I took a week off and visited family in Vermont but I'm back and spent the morning doing checks as suggested.
battery is new and fully charged,
direct wire fuel pump, gas to outflow side of filter.
hooked fuel pump back up and turned engine over, fuel to outflow of filter.
removed fuel line from peacock to carbs, no fuel either direct wired or connected normally. I'm going to trace the small hose that comes out of the left side of the peacock, to make sure its connected and in good shape. all the vacuum lines around the carbs look good and are pliable.
I removed the #6 relay and replaced it. no change.
David

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Re: She just died on a ride today

Post by MikeB » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:00 am

Sounds like a dead fuel pump.
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Re: She just died on a ride today

Post by jdavidsmit » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:09 pm

What is the standard pressure for the fuel pump?
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Re: She just died on a ride today

Post by bellboy40 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:16 pm

I don't think it is the fuel pump. He said it flows fuel from the output of fuel filter when he tries to crank it. The fuel petcock valve will not flow fuel unless there is a vacuum on that hose going to it. Try taking the end of the hose off the engine and try putting a vacuum source on it while running the fuel pump and see if fuel comes out the output side of it. If you have a Mityvac pump you can use it. If not you can just pull a vacuum on it with your mouth. It doesn't take very much vacuum to make it work. If it won't flow fuel out of the petcock with a vacuum on the hose and the fuel pump running then that petcock needs rebuilding. You can get a rebuild kit from several different places. One of them is Cyclemax in Ohio.
There is not much pressure from the fuel pump. I think somewhere around 3 or 4 psi.

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Re: She just died on a ride today

Post by MikeB » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:21 pm

I miss read his post. Too busy riding to pay close attention. :)
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Re: She just died on a ride today

Post by jdavidsmit » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:03 pm

:D once I determined that I was not getting fuel passed the peacock, I ran down to the auto parts store and purchased 2 ft of fuel line. 1st I did the height test to see if the pump would pump the 1 foot above the gas cap. it did with no problem, 2nd I bypassed the peacock and again she started right up, with the pump direct wired. next I plugged it back in the through the switch and again it started right up.
so I'm guessing the problem is the peacock, not allowing fuel through. looking up a repair kit and get it on order.
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Re: She just died on a ride today

Post by jdavidsmit » Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:43 pm

The kit for the peacock came in today and it's installed, She started right up and ran great. but now the front brakes do not work. guess I need a rebuild kit.
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Re: She just died on a ride today

Post by jdavidsmit » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:34 am

:D yesterday I bled the brakes down and replaced the fluid and now the brakes are working great. went for a couple of hours ride it was sure nice to be out again.
Thanks to everyone who helped get her back on the road, I sure learned a lot as I did the trouble shooting.
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Re: She just died on a ride today

Post by Frankiedaddy0 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:55 pm

Hey guys I have a 89 1500 that stopped running exactly as explained above, I bypassed petcock and still no fuel in carbs and not hitting, turning over great Etc..... my oil pressure light is on when key is turned on, I am assuming it is the oil pump. I don't know if I have more than one problem here or not, fuel pump shoots out plenty of gas, 1/4 cup or so, I turn key on and play with Killswitch and hear pump buzzing....



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