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I'm looking at the parts fiche and it showing something called a "gasket,base" that goes between the fuel pump assembly and the tank. Do I need to replace this part in order to replace the pump assembly? I have a shop manual and it says nothing about replacing the gasket. I'm wondering if it's a reusable part - maybe plasic or something. The bike is a '99 GL1500SE. Thanks for your help.
 

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It is a rubber gasket...

When I did mine I tried to re-use the old one..

It leaked so I had to remove it and replace it anyway..

It is a cheap enough part at about $20 if I remember correctly...

Here is a picture of the old & new together...





It seats here ...









Depending on condition you may be able to re-use it...?

But mine was junk after 100,000 miles...It was deformed and did not reseal properly...
 

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Thanks Wings - consin. That's just the info I needed. So I'll order the gasket (I'm at 105,000 miles). By the way, one of the members here pointed to a site that sells the pump waaaay cheaper than anyone else - $227. And the gasket is $8 or so.
http://www.cyclecentralpowersports.com/
You might want to check them out. Their OEM prices are really good by comparison.
 

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I was able to reuse mine and it didn't leak. I didn't give it much thought at the time, I just assumed it was going to be okay to reuse.
 

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When I took out my fuel pump to replace the low fuel level sensor in 2009, I reused that gasket and didn't have any issues on my 92 Aspencade. :baffling:
 

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It may not leak as evidenced by those who were able to reuse the one on their bike...
In my experience it was not reusable (and I did try-it leaked)...
For $8.00 why not get a new one...? Once you have invested $200+ in a new fuel pump assembly...?

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Just saying....:cool:
I like to save money where ever possible too....but this may be an issue of pennywise..pound foolish...
My replacement gasket cost me close to $20 to get...About $8 for the part and $12 for shipping and handling....(grrr). All because I didn't include it with the shipment of other parts I had ordered....<sigh>:gunhead:

Your choice...
 

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Wingsconsin is right...much easier (and cheaper in the long run) to replace the gasket when replacing the fuel pump.
 

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KC, I agree. It turns out the gasket is $5, not $8 so not worth the risk. I ordered pump and gasket. Thanks all for your input. This site is a real life-saver.
 

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New pump, new gasket just makes sense. No offense to those who think different (I have done just that before, too).
 
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