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Tomorrow I am going to view an '86 1200. The seller tells me that there is a problem with the fuel pump. Presuming that this IS the problem , how big a job is it and is the pump available.
 

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The 1200 fuel pump is very easily replaced in a simple fashion. It is available from many sources used or new. Before I would replace it though, check the fuse and connectors supplying power to the pump because this electric pump rarely fails, in my experience. The problem may just lie in the fuel filter.

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Thanks Goldwinger1984. I am buying my first Wing, so please excuse my ignorance.

Where is the pump fuse, and the filter for that matter?:shock:
 

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Declan, the fuse is under the false tank and the little pastic odds & ends holder. The easy way to test the pump itself is to run two wires from the battery to the pump and see if it runs then. The pump is on thr right side rear of engine and has a chrome cover on it.
 

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Bikebandit is fine for locating parts for purchase Declan, but I assume you are looking for help checking out the pump. I've attached the page from my workshop manual that covers this;
 

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Thanks Eamonn and thats exactly what I need.

I will chech out this machine tomorrowand will probably

needmore advice then.



Thanks also to all the other members--Alan, GW1984,Corneo for the help.
 

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:cool: Looks like I may be getting my first wing. She is a 1986 Interstate (US IMPORT), Needs a good polish and it looks like the problem is the pump- coils have been replaced. Is there anyone in the Dublin area availible this week tocheck it out for me (expenses paid).:coollep:
 

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Sometimes a few taps on the pump body spur it back into life, for a while anyway.
 

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:clapper:I will be getting my first Wing on Monday (If the rain stops). I will be needing some parts eg. Fuel pump, Timing belts and maybe pulse generators, Can these be sourced in Ireland ??.Also whatgrade of oil is recomended. The bike is a 1986 1200, can this use unleaded petrol or do i need to use the lead additive?
 

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Have fun... I've got an 86 Aspy and love it... :)
 

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Hi Declan, good luck with your 1200. The timing belts can be got from motor factors, aftermarket ones. The numbers for them are on the Tips page on this site. You might have to order them and wait a day or two, but you will save about 70% on Hondas prices. Pulse genny and stuff like that you might have to get used from the UK as they are an arm and a leg over here.

Unleaded is fine. All Winds have always been prepped for unleaded (not sure about the gw1000) and no adjustment for timing is needed.

Oil is a personal taste thing, but most people I know use 20w/50 on anything earlier than a GL1500. The thicker oils is better suited for the 4 cylinder Wings I believe.
 
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