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Jimslade

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About Jimslade

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    Mountain View, CA
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    1998 VFR 800

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  1. OK so think i got the pump back on and no gas showers leaks. Pump is now priming (yay!) but the bike still isn't firing up. I've added injector cleaner to the gasoline and cranked it over a bunch. Nothing yet.
  2. Thanks for the advice! Took me a while to get to this. I pulled the pump, and it looked rotten, so I just ordered a new kit from Quantum Fuel. Aftermarket pump and filter was $130. OEM was looking to be over $400.... Downside was the wiring didn't match so I needed to splice in the new wiring. Anyway, below are old pump and new pump photos. I am having trouble with the pump/tank seal. I've tried less torque, more torque, swapped for the old seal (it was in great condition), and just tried some Permatex PermaShield fuel resistant gasket dressing on the gasket...
  3. Hi. I have a '98 VFR which has been sitting for a few years (job, kids, overseas assignment....). Have done careful bootstrap (new battery, drained all fuel out, oil/filter change, little bit of oil in cylinders, manual turnover... all good so far). Put in a gallon of fresh gas. Starter is turning it over easily but it's not firing. I'm assuming no fuel, but I'm guessing. Seems like connectors to the fuel pump are getting voltage when I turn it on (2 sec of 12v, then drops off which I've read is the right behavior? IDK). I'm not hearing any sound however when I
  4. ah i now see there is a specific maintenance forum. I"ll post over there. apologies for the mis-post!
  5. Hi. I have a '98 VFR which has been sitting for a few years (job, kids, overseas assignment....). Have done careful bootstrap (new battery, drained all fuel out, oil/filter change, little bit of oil in cylinders, manual turnover... all good so far). Put in a gallon of fresh gas. Starter is turning it over easily but it's not firing. I'm assuming no fuel, but I'm guessing. Seems like connectors to the fuel pump are getting voltage when I turn it on (2 sec of 12v, then drops off which I've read is the right behavior? IDK). I'm not hearing any sound however when I
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