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Archive through August 27, 2016Epynom30 08-27-16  07:16 pm
         

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Figorvonbuellingham
Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 07:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If you have a volt meter see if you are getting anything at the pump connection. If not work back from there, if you are then the pump is gone. Check all grounds. If you don't hear the pump whine when you turn it on it's either lost a connection, ground or shot. I'm not sure why you used to smell gas? That doesn't sound normal to me unless it was sitting out in the sun and getting hot enough to vent. Do you get any odd noises when you open the tank? Is the tank pressurizing? There are online manuals you can download to assist you or buy a copy somewhere.
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Nuts4mc
Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 08:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

is the new battery spinning over the engine?...if so...follow the advice from vonbuellingham, if not
1) check your big cable connections (at the battery AND on the bike)
2)fuses and relays ( there is One relay that starts the pump and controls the lights...it's a black one in the plastic case with all the white(relays)ones in the tail section...it is a automotive headlight relay available at auto parts stores.)
3)turn the bars lock to lock then try it again...the Ign switch may have a broken wire/contact...
hth
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Stevel
Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 01:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I will point out again that there is no substitute for correct troubleshooting. Everything here is conjecture as nobody knows anything for sure. Everything on this thread, as well as so many other threads on this forum are best guesses. Definitive tests must be performed and those take special tools that nobody has and that includes professional maintenance shops. Unfortunately, the business case to acquire the tools and specific brand model knowledge isn't there. Your service shop is smart enough to understand this and it is this reason that they do not wish to work on the bike. If we, the consumer, wish to ride these bikes, and that includes the new EBR models, that investment must be made by the owner. There just isn't enough of these bikes around to make the business case for the investment. I don't see a solution either. Perhaps this subject is worth a separate thread. The problem is not so different than the crank tool issue.
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Panshovevo
Posted on Monday, August 29, 2016 - 05:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

^^^ Yet somehow, many of us manage to keep them running with a multimeter, the service manuals, the self diagnostic function, and some help from the forum.
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Bubba_
Posted on Monday, August 29, 2016 - 07:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

folks just have to accept the prospect of maintaining the bike (and all that implies given the lack of support) BEFORE the investment is made.
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Epynom
Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 08:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Update:
Thank you all for your helpful information and knowledge and ideas. Turns out that my pump is shot. Gotta sick it up and pay to have her fixed. While I feel that it sucks to not have a huge support net as an owner of this bike, I feel that I'd someone like me who has little knowledge on this kind of thing can fix his issues with a little help then we are doing just fine.

Would I have liked warnings on owning a Buell ahead of time? You bet. Would I have had more support and been able to find things easier on the net had I owned a Honda or Yamaha? Sure. But I feel this board does great things. I got my bike for a smoking deal. If you want a bike with 0 problems, then buy it brand spanking new. Even then, nothing is guaranteed. I could have spent way more on a bike and still had problems.

I will update once the pump gets changed and communicate ad to whether or not that fixed all of my issues.
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Nuts4mc
Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 09:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

there is a short procedure in this thread on how to get to the pump...I understand the big circlip that holds the pump assy into the frame is a real PIA to get out...invest in some proper tools ( Harbor Freight?) to remove the giant ring
http://badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/290431/ 669458.html?1336526179
hth
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Stevel
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 03:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Paul,
It is true that technical support for the Buell and EBR bikes is a real issue, but other brands can be just as troublesome. Try owning any Italian bike and you will know soon enough. Support forums like this one are essential.
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Figorvonbuellingham
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 10:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Very true....Aprilia owner here.
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Epynom
Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 11:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I can only imagine. I have heard this to be true. I knew a guy who went out and bought an Aprilia on a whim. Regretted it.
I am really looking forward to getting this girl up and running, and maybe helping someone else one day.
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Stevel
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2016 - 04:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Owners wishing to remain owners of these Buells over the long haul, must acquire the correct tools to troubleshoot the inevitable faults that will occur. At the moment wild ass guesses and parts swapping is getting the job done. This process is expensive in both time and money as well as aggravating. In the future this process will become more frustrating and less viable as replacement parts wane. I have been acquiring spare parts for several years now and now have a pretty good supply. I have also been building the required tool set necessary, as these either have never been available or have become unavailable. I have hoped and continue to hope that EBR will save the day, but this has not been the case and there is no guarantee that might be the case in the future. As so many of you have experienced, there is less and less shops that can or are willing to work on these bikes. This is the main reason why the value of these bikes is so low. If any of you are unwilling to deal with these issues, you should sell your bikes for whatever you can get for them (to people like me) and buy a Honda.
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Dannybuell
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2016 - 09:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The vfr 1200? Mmmmmmmmmm
The FZ1000? or R1? Mmmmmmmm

The 1125? nom, nom...

The EBR SX? or RX? gobble, gobble...
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