Fuel Pump Dead Quiet on XVS1100
For the last several days, I do not get the sound of the fuel pump cycling when I power up the bike. With that said, it starts and runs fines (I usually start on full choke) as I am riding about every other day. I understand the fuel pump fills the bowls, so maybe they're already full but that doesn't explain why for the last 6 years I always heard the pump at least on the first start of the day.
If the pump is shot, do I run the risk of having issues (running lean) with low fuel in the tank as the static head will be down, or trouble starting the bike if it sits for a week where evaporation of gas in the bowls might occur.
I searched and found an older Roadstar post that says the fellow removed the pump without issues. So, is the pump required, or is gravity feed always sufficient? A new OEM pump is about $170 (won't break the bank) and install looks simple. I assume a check of fuses is in order first in any case.
2002 V-Star 1100 Classic
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