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Offline vincent83

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New fuel pump
« on: June 05, 2020, 07:38:04 pm »
Thanks everyone for helping me out with my other thread around starting issues.based on everyone’s advice looks like I’ll probably have to replace my fuel pump. Had a few questions:

1. Is fuel pump replacement something that a newbie should try and do himself?
2. Any recommendations on which pump to buy and from where?
3. Anyone posted any videos or instructions on how to replace a fuel pump.

Thanks in advance. This site has proved to be so helpful and I appreciate everyone’s advice.




Offline lunkhead

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Re: New fuel pump
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2020, 10:59:28 pm »
It's easy once you get the fuel lines and tank removed. Get a new o-ring when you order the pump. You can back flush the filter but I'd replace it and start fresh. Also, slosh some fuel around in the tank and dump it. Buy OEM, you probably won't have a choice. Aftermarket Chinese replacement pumps are only common for bikes with the in-tank units and they don't last long.
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Offline strummer

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Re: New fuel pump
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2020, 02:46:28 am »
Hi
I am pretty sure ( almost 100%) there is a thread on the forum about an alternative fuel pump to the original and very  expensive one...
Try to pm ShakeNorm.
I think to remember he was the one who posted few years ago.
I have mine replaced under warranty like 3 years ago with an aftermarket one and still works fine.
Because the Yamaha dealer replaced it  I wouldn't know what they fitted but I was told it wasn't the stock one.
Hope this makes sense and helps...
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Offline lunkhead

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Re: New fuel pump
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2020, 11:43:05 am »
The two main reasons a pump fails prematurely is from not being properly preserved when manufactured and it sits on the shelf corroding or the fuel goes bad from sitting. Chinese no-name brands and copies don't get the same QC as brand names so it's hit or miss.

Dealerships get parts directly from distributors so you're usually guaranteed not to get a something of poor quality and you'll never receive a knock-off like you could ordering online. We see a lot of failed Chinese in-tank pumps because they're the type most commonly used and there's a lot of Chinese manufacturers cutting corners to get a piece of the action.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2020, 12:11:03 pm by lunkhead »
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Offline DelawarePete

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Re: New fuel pump
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2020, 02:10:04 pm »
I had my fuel pump replaced under warranty a few years back.  They are on back order from my understanding. 
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Re: New fuel pump
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2020, 04:19:11 pm »
For what I've already paid for the YES so far, I got nothing in return from Yamaha. They owe me at least one fuel pump. If the Bolt was carbureted, I wouldn't even consider an extended warranty.
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Re: New fuel pump
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2020, 04:42:58 pm »
I have mine replaced under warranty like 3 years ago with an aftermarket one and still works fine.
Because the Yamaha dealer replaced it  I wouldn't know what they fitted but I was told it wasn't the stock one.

That doesn't sound like a factory warranty but if it was, it would have to be a part approved by Yamaha. The shop can't make that decision. It's possible that they gave you a cheap one and pocketed the difference of the OEM part. Or maybe Yamaha did approved it and it's even better than stock. 8)
« Last Edit: June 06, 2020, 05:38:20 pm by lunkhead »
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Offline vincent83

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Re: New fuel pump
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2020, 06:41:12 pm »
Thanks all. Got the fuel tank off. Wasn’t bad at all. Planning to order the OEM pump tonight. Getting one on bike bandit for 285. Will do the filter too.

Will post how it goes and share my experience.

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Re: New fuel pump
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2020, 01:15:51 am »
Waiting to see how it goes.... I hope it fixes the problem!
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Re: New fuel pump
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2020, 03:52:41 am »
Quote from: strummer
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I have mine replaced under warranty like 3 years ago with an aftermarket one and still works fine.
Because the Yamaha dealer replaced it  I wouldn't know what they fitted but I was told it wasn't the stock one.

That doesn't sound like a factory warranty but if it was, it would have to be a part approved by Yamaha. The shop can't make that decision. It's possible that they gave you a cheap one and pocketed the difference of the OEM part. Or maybe Yamaha did approved it and it's even better than stock. 8)
Don't get my  wrong
I am not blaming Yamaha or anything...
I was told that instead of replacing the faulty one ( still covered by my 5 years warranty ) they would go for another brand.
So far it lasted longer than the stock one....
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Re: New fuel pump
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2020, 10:55:59 am »
Don't forget to order the o-ring!  My dealer didn't mention it, I didn't order it, got it all put back together and it leaked like crazy.