Dakar Fuel Pump and Frame Bolts
This is a question and an observation:
On one of Tanzania's loooong and horribly corrugated/stoney/sandy roads, my Dakar stopped dead, like it had run out of gas. After cleaning the fuel out, and checking the filter, I finally discovered that it was an electrical problem. Deep inside the fuel pump itself, the little brown wire (one of 4 in ther) had snapped.
Observation: When bike dies like you're out of gas, listen for the little 'whizzz' sound in the fuel pump. If it's not ther, that'll tell you it's electrical...
Question: Anybody else had this happen?
New question: What does a guy have to do to keep the subframe bolts from rattling loose on bad roads? For cripes sakes, I tighten them every day!