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Fuel pump has recently began ticking at low speeds (around town). This ticking can be felt with my hand, and heard when passing cars, or at idle. Bike runs fine, doesn't appear to be effected. Isittime for afuel pump. Or should I be looking somewhere else?
 

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i recently posted the same question. my friend's bike is still running. i think its time to get an used oem replacement, it might give you enough time :)
 

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Those pumps do tick, it is how they work. If it is noisier than it used to be check the fuel supply to the pump before condemning the pump itself. If it is sucking air or the supply is restricted it will cause it to be noisy.
 

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Hi Steve,

Just started Noticably ticking this season. It's pretty loud. Sounds like someone tapping on a tin can with a hammer...



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Mine failed. It wasn't noticably ticking louder but it would stop pumping. If I removed the cover and cleaned the set of points it would run for about 1000 miles, then play up again. I changed it for one off a vfr750. The nozzles were a bit larger but I managed to push the pipes on. I imagine most 12v electric pumps will do as long as they come from a bike with a similar fuel consumption....Steve
 

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Hi Steve,

Thought I had left a reply a few days ago. It doesn't appear as a thread. So here goes, the pump just started a loud ticking this season. It sounds like a hammer hitting a tin can. Pretty loud when it's tapping. I can hear the sound reflecting from the sides of cars as I pass them a low speeds, or while stopped at a light.
 

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I don't think that's normal. It's in a rubber sleeve within it's bracket and that tends to dampen noise. Could it be working harder due to a clogged filter, or sucking air. If it's the latter and it does it all the time it would likely affect the running of the bike. I'm always wary of sudden changes- it could let you down. When mine went I just bought another pump that looked like it might fit of ebay (VFR 750)for about £20. It fitted ok with the pipes opened out a bit It was fine. I later bought one off some kind of Kawasaki as a back up in the toolbox....Steve
 
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