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Old 12-08-2007, 09:18 AM   #11
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Say what? The electric fuel pump is in the gas tank. Just what kind of a shaft would run from inside the tank to the oil pump ???

After nearly 200,000 miles of K bike experience my guess is that he simply needs new spark plugs.
Oops. You are right. It's the oil pump and alternator on the shaft. Never mind.
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:45 AM   #12
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OK- so the bike won't start for 3 days- I decide to poke an led flex micro flashlight inside the tank and see if the wiring has come loose. No loose wires, I close the filler cap and turn on the key for shyts and giggles and low and behold the d@mn thing starts. Why? Have no idea. But, alas, she has sprung to life. So, I will close the agency early today and celebrate with a ride around the loop. Thanks for the responses- hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Remember it's dangerous to use a flashlight. Always peer into the tank using a match.

Lifting the fuel cap cured your vapor lock.
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:53 AM   #13
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Remember it's dangerous to use a flashlight. Always peer into the tank using a match.

Lifting the fuel cap cured your vapor lock.
... to BMW owners it is also wise to remind them to inspect the rear drive hub frequently.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:45 AM   #14
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... to BMW owners it is also wise to remind them to inspect the rear drive hub frequently.
You just LOVE that BMW drive hub thing, don't you? I miss my Concours shaft. I'd love to see somebody make a line of drive pulleys and belts for DLs like the Uly has.
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:34 PM   #15
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You just LOVE that BMW drive hub thing, don't you? I miss my Concours shaft. I'd love to see somebody make a line of drive pulleys and belts for DLs like the Uly has.
I get a big kick out of all the people who pay premium prices for the pure myth of German superiority.

Someone makes belt kits for Triumphs. Why not V-Stroms? Start a letter writing campaign to one of the belt accessory companies by V-Strom owners.
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:09 PM   #16
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There is a reoccuring post on the SV 650 forum with someone developing a belt drive for the SV. How far off could that be for the 'Strom?

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Old 12-08-2007, 03:56 PM   #17
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There is a reoccuring post on the SV 650 forum with someone developing a belt drive for the SV. How far off could that be for the 'Strom?
Hmm,that's good news. I'll have to search the topic on the forums. As far as I know, the bikes are identical except for the obvious displacement difference and then some "features" like the hydraulic clutch. Frame, swingarm, etc. are the same. The pulley size from the Wee to the Vee would undoubtably have to be different, given the variance in gearing, HP, and torque.

Thanks for the tip!
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:04 PM   #18
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Ken,

This guy apparently focuses on Triumphs, but you can see the possibilities.

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Old 12-10-2007, 01:07 PM   #19
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Ken,

This guy apparently focuses on Triumphs, but you can see the possibilities.

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Thanks Pushrod. I checked it out. I saw such great results with belts during my time at HD that I'm a big fan.
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:51 PM   #20
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whats wrong with chains? you can get those gold ones with anodized black sprockets and they look cool as can be specially on a blue Suzook with black wheels and an alloy swingarm. it's the asthetics you see, it has to look cool as well as actually work
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