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By the way, if anyone remembers the 1200 that went from Kansas to "Minnesota" in May I am that Minnesota.

I found that the fuel pump is shorted, and gee, it doesn't pump fuel. It does make smoke when power is applied. There are a few universal or generic fuel pumps that will work. This is a carbureted engine.

My questions are about the relay. I understand how it works and what it does. Basically if the engine isn't running the relay shuts off the pump.

Is that relay mechanical or electronic? From its appearance I would guess electronic.

Has anyone used a generic fuel pump and bypassed the relay, or have you kept the same relay to drive the generic fuel pump, or have you replaced the relay with an automotive type mechanical relay?

What is the current draw of the fuel pump?

Many thanks for all the previous help and for suggestion on how to deal with this issue,


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if its carbureted almost any fuel pump will work, get one of the cheapos at advance or one of those type places

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I thought I read that the fuel pump runs off the ignition pulses. If so I would think it would be electrical as I think a mechanical one would not switch on/off quick enough. At any rate, I would use the stock relay with the new pump.

From what I found on this forum

Bestest Fuel Pump #BE8016S
Mr Gasket Micro Electronic unit, a model # 42-S. This pump boasts an output of 2-3.5 PSI, and is designed for 4/6 cylinder carburetted applications.

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PUMP ASSY., FUEL 227109-001, is electic

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I have a 1200 Aspy that is electric, mine went out and NAPA has one POSI something that is black. It has been on my bike for over a year and cost 40.00. Course you have to buy about $10 of brass fitting and rubber to make it fit Honda fuel lines. The nice thing about that fuel pump the holes to bolt on engine were the exact size. Bolted right on. I think psi was 1-3 lbs.

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