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Fuel Pump Replacement

Postby Honda919Rider on Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:44 pm

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Re: Fuel Pump Replacement

Postby Finchie on Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:41 pm

Extremely nice! All your missing is a last shot of one of the peeps grinning, winking, and giving a big thumbs up!
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Re: Fuel Pump Replacement

Postby Tatster on Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:20 am

So simple, even a kid can do it!
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Re: Fuel Pump Replacement

Postby GizmoGal on Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:58 am

SPLENDID JOB. =D> <:-{
Worthy of going into the Procedures Section. But that is Read Only, so I will wait to move it to give it time for you to collect your merit badge from others. Kudos to you and your terrific team of mechanics. They are gifted (and very cute!). Have you considered writing and publishing a Service Manual for Mere Mortals with more of the same?
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Re: Fuel Pump Replacement

Postby Honda919Rider on Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:44 am

Thanks, the kids enjoyed working on it, hopefully that showed.

I only jumped in when it come time to remove the fuel lines, that's a challenge on older machines.

Not sure I could make a living making those, but, then again, who knows!

Thanks again
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Re: Fuel Pump Replacement

Postby warlock on Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:50 pm

IDK if our scooters are different, but you did WAY more work than I did to replace my pump.

Here is what I did to do it:

1) Bring out tire ramp and put bikes kickstand on it

2) Remove 2 lower left and right side pieces of trim (2 phillips screws each)

3) Remove lower skidplate. (3 10mm screws, there are two on the the drivers side, one holds a brake line)

4) unbolt and replace fuel filter

5) Test and reassemble.


Now, that is WAY easier to type than do, but I certanly didnt tear down the bike as far as pictured to swap out the fuel filter.
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Re: Fuel Pump Replacement

Postby Honda919Rider on Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:37 pm

warlock wrote:IDK if our scooters are different, but you did WAY more work than I did to replace my pump.

Here is what I did to do it:

1) Bring out tire ramp and put bikes kickstand on it
2) Remove 2 lower left and right side pieces of trim (2 phillips screws each)
3) Remove lower skidplate. (3 10mm screws, there are two on the the drivers side, one holds a brake line)
4) unbolt and replace fuel filter
5) Test and reassemble.

Now, that is WAY easier to type than do, but I certanly didnt tear down the bike as far as pictured to swap out the fuel filter.


All Met's are the same, basically.

I know exactly what you are saying, but I prefer to remove it from the top for the following reasons:

[1]Little to no gas spills
[2]Easier to inspect and remove the hoses without damaging them
[3]More working room
[4]No getting on the floor to reach up under the Met
[5]Safe - it's not going to fall off anything (I've done one the way you did, albeit on a lift table)
[6]Practice for the valve adjustment
[7]The kids had a blast and it was far easier to supervise!

It does not take very long to take everything apart. Then again, I've done it more times that I can remember.

Maybe someday I'll time it - I bet I can strip all the body work off, as shown, in 10 minutes - or less. :D

Not that I would want to work at that pace, but, I could!

Good stuff though, thanks for sharing!!!
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Re: Fuel Pump Replacement

Postby warlock on Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:16 pm

Honda919Rider wrote:
warlock wrote:IDK if our scooters are different, but you did WAY more work than I did to replace my pump.

Here is what I did to do it:

1) Bring out tire ramp and put bikes kickstand on it
2) Remove 2 lower left and right side pieces of trim (2 phillips screws each)
3) Remove lower skidplate. (3 10mm screws, there are two on the the drivers side, one holds a brake line)
4) unbolt and replace fuel filter
5) Test and reassemble.

Now, that is WAY easier to type than do, but I certanly didnt tear down the bike as far as pictured to swap out the fuel filter.


All Met's are the same, basically.

I know exactly what you are saying, but I prefer to remove it from the top for the following reasons:

[1]Little to no gas spills
[2]Easier to inspect and remove the hoses without damaging them
[3]More working room
[4]No getting on the floor to reach up under the Met
[5]Safe - it's not going to fall off anything (I've done one the way you did, albeit on a lift table)
[6]Practice for the valve adjustment
[7]The kids had a blast and it was far easier to supervise!

It does not take very long to take everything apart. Then again, I've done it more times that I can remember.

Maybe someday I'll time it - I bet I can strip all the body work off, as shown, in 10 minutes - or less. :D

Not that I would want to work at that pace, but, I could!

Good stuff though, thanks for sharing!!!



All excellent points. I highly simplified what I did. I do have counter points though :)

1) I used a hemostat to crimp the hose to keep it from leaking all over the place
2)Granted
3)Granted
4)Used to this myself, so not really a big deal
5)Really never worried about this myself, it was pretty stable
6) Good idea, Ive not torn it down as far as you have, ever.
7)Really wishing I had slave labor right now! =))

If you can do it in 10mins or less with no breakage, alone, I will buy you a beer.
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Re: Fuel Pump Replacement

Postby Honda919Rider on Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:49 am

warlock wrote:

All excellent points. I highly simplified what I did. I do have counter points though

1) I used a hemostat to crimp the hose to keep it from leaking all over the place
2)Granted
3)Granted
4)Used to this myself, so not really a big deal
5)Really never worried about this myself, it was pretty stable
6) Good idea, Ive not torn it down as far as you have, ever.
7)Really wishing I had slave labor right now!

If you can do it in 10mins or less with no breakage, alone, I will buy you a beer.


OK, I'll play along!

1) I never knew hemostats were tools until several years ago. Back in the seventies, well, nevermind.....
2 & 3 - I forgot what those were, related to #1 in a way.....
4) I'm getting old......
5) See #4, old enough to of gotten hurt enough....
6) DO IT!
7) I'll try and YouTube it - And make mine a ROOT!!!

Thanks and have a great day!
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Re: Fuel Pump Replacement

Postby Runum on Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:10 am

They sure looked like they had fun with it. How long did it take for them to do the job?
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Re: Fuel Pump Replacement

Postby vulcan on Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:22 pm

Great article. I also like the idea of getting everything out of the way, I hate to work in tight spaces. That's the first time I've ever seen a Met taken all the way down to the frame. Safe Scootin. Jerry.
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Re: Fuel Pump Replacement

Postby Honda919Rider on Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:30 pm

If it took us two hours total I'd be shocked.

My daughter agreed to video me ripping one apart and sticking it on YouTube.

I'll try and see just how fast we can strip a Met down!

10 minutes is the time to beat!
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Re: Fuel Pump Replacement

Postby warlock on Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:28 pm

How is this coming? I am anxiously awaiting a video....
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Re: Fuel Pump Replacement

Postby Honda919Rider on Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:47 pm

warlock wrote:How is this coming? I am anxiously awaiting a video....


We shot a video in the back yard today, trying to upload it now.

Below should be the link - needs to "process"

Remember, nothing was prepped ahead of time, no bolts or screws loosened, no tabs pre-pushed, nothing, it was in "riding" condition.

Here we go!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK40P33Zi0M

Now, about that 10 minute goal......

:D
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Re: Fuel Pump Replacement

Postby warlock on Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:11 pm

Very nice, you halved it. Beautiful work.

PM me an address and a favorite flavor, and it will be on your doorstep ASAP.
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