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I received this bike as a non running project. Anytime I turn the key on it starts making this strange percussion noise. I think its the fuel pump activating but ive never heard one sound like this. I have posted a video on my YouTube if anyone would listen to it and tell me what their opinion is please.

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That sounds like the fuel pump.
When you turn the key. Is the petcock open or closed?

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That's the fuel pump priming. It should tic tic tic for a few seconds and then stop. If it continues to prime there is probably a carb float issue.
 

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That sounds like the fuel pump.
When you turn the key. Is the petcock open or closed?

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Good point, it will prime all day long with petcock off.
 
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