Originally Posted by carlospezao
hey guys Im travelling around south america on africa twin RD07 1998 and fuel pump gettig veryyyyyy hot and stop working ,I took the pump out and now im running ou petrol level, if anyone know about this problem let me know ASAP pleaseeeeee ,manyyyyyyyy thanks
Carlo - sorry to say this is a very
common problem on AT's. Many guys carry a spare pump or change it to another type. The Facet
pump for instance. It's an aircraft pump but you have to get the one with the right part number to make sure you have the correct fuel flow. Someone will surely give this info...?It's cheaper than a Honda pump. I use this type myself. It costs between 30-40 euros if I remember right.
All I can suggest for now until you get another pump, is to open it, and with sandpaper clean the points which are under the plastic cap on the pump. I mean clean the electrical contacts of the pump, in other words. I believe there are a number of ATs in SA so you might be able to get something. If the pump stops, you can sometimes
restart it by tapping it hard with a stone or something. You can also run the bike using gravity feed as you have discovered but you dont get a lot of kms before you need to fill again. Carry a spare 5 or10 litre can.
Also go to HondaTrailbikeForums
- I'm not sure of the exact adress but search around. You will find lots of info on this problem. They used to sell the Facet Pump; Maybe they still do. Google this address. My links never work.
But you need a replacement pump.
There is a UK company called http://WWW.Wemoto.com
com who supply new points (20 £/euros?)to repair it, but this may be too far away for you.
Good luck and tell us how you fixed this prob when you have time.