Dodgy Fuel Filter / Pump ?

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by genuine_froggie, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. The road leading to the little 'superette' where I occasionally buy a
    sandwich, has an utterly _shite_ surface. So you can imagine the fun
    today, when, every time I went over a bump, the bike 'lurched', as if the
    throttle had been brutally (no other word for it) shut.

    It _only_ (or almost only) happens when the bike goes over an uneven
    surface, and if I then clutch and try to rev the engine, I can whack the
    right hand full open, and the engine refuses to go over 2000 rpm.
    Occasionally, I can 'cure' it by, if I find a sufficiently straight piece
    of road, I cut the engine and restart it.

    I'd plump for fuel filter, as I did run out of petrol that time, and it
    more or less started around then. It might also be wishful thinking, as
    when they replaced the fuel filter in the South of France, I was physically
    present in the workshop, and so I know how to remove the tank etc. Also, a
    fuel filter is (IIRC) 20¤, whereas a pump is a hell of a lot dearer.

    Any ideas what it could be ? Could it be the fuel pump ? Could it be
    electrical ? Do I buy a filter and whip off the tank this weekend ?
    genuine_froggie, Nov 30, 2004
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    Steve Parry Guest

    I'd replace the filter

    or (note to Michael G ... **** off)

    8.50 GBP from motobins so the 20 euros is a bit high

    By the way you don't need to remove the fuel tank you remove the tank
    cap and the filter (and pump) live inside the tank. Best done when
    you're lowish on fuel. Even better if you have a mate who's a
    gynaecologist who will help out. :eek:)

    Steve Parry

    K100RS SE
    (not forgetting the SK90PY)
    Steve Parry, Nov 30, 2004
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    Steve Parry Guest

    Steve Parry, Nov 30, 2004
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    Buzby Guest

    Buy an 'onda. YKIMS

    My money on a toss up between a dodgy electrical connection[1] or shite in
    the fuel getting disturbed in the tank over rough roads and clogging up the
    tank filter.


    [1] assuming it's not a mechanical pump
    Buzby, Nov 30, 2004
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    Steve Parry Guest

    no carbs ... it's injectors on a K series

    Steve Parry

    K100RS SE
    (not forgetting the SK90PY)
    Steve Parry, Dec 1, 2004
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    Pip Luscher Guest

    Yes, does to me too.

    There was a problem with the earlier OE filters, but the symptoms
    sound very different and I'd doubt that there are any of that type of
    filter about nowadays anyway.


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    Pip Luscher, Dec 1, 2004
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