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Ak_jakes
Posted on Monday, August 01, 2016 - 09:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hello there everyone,

I recently had my 2008 Ulysses fuel pump replaced by a local shop. The mechanic seems very knowledgeable and competent. The bike runs great, but when I got it home from the shop- a 25 minute ride, I noticed a drip coming from the bottom side of the fuel pump seal. I checked torque on the bolts, which were tight. Can anyone advise the best way to move forward with this issue?

I do not know what type of gasket or seal might be used. I am thinking that the old gasket/seal was used which might be the problem. I am hoping to get some recommendations to move forward.

Questions-
1. Do I need a lift to repair this myself?
2. Can someone indicate the time required to repair this type of issue?
3. What recommendations might be offered prior to starting this fix if I can not get the issue fixed by the mechanic that worked on it?

I will be speaking with the mechanic this week to recommend he fix it. The only reason I took it to the shop was that I didn't have time to do the repair myself. So- back in the same boat with the leak.

Thank you all in advance for any insight.

Sincerely,
Tim
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Reepicheep
Posted on Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 08:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

There are two o-rings around the outside of the body of the fuel pump that seal it against the frame. They are pretty fiddly when sliding the pump assembly back in there, so it is possible one or both got nicked and that caused a leak. The fuel line fitting can leak also.

It's not terrible to get out and replace, you disconnect the shock, disconnect the fuel line, and remove the footpeg bracket. There is a bolt hole for a puller to get the pump out, mine was stuck pretty tight when I pulled it, but that was after 30k miles of being in there. I just put a bolt in it, grabbed the bolt with vice grips, and hammered the vice grips to get it out.

O-rings are available from Harley for a lot more than they should cost. I found a cross reference that I think should work, I'll try and dig up the info and go put it in the cross reference thread in the knowledge vault now.
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Ak_jakes
Posted on Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 09:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks a ton! Good news and bad- the mechanic That worked on it said he would do the fix. He ordered the o-rings from the UK. Maybe be back on the road by the 18th. Sooner if I can find a set and get them to him sooner. I will look for the cross referenced chart now. Again- thanks a ton!!!
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Reepicheep
Posted on Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 09:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/384 2/790880.html?1470143490
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Reepicheep
Posted on Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 09:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

(Disclaimer, I got a set the first time that I guessed at, and that would mash in there, but that were a little too thick. This is the "adjusted" size that is the next size smaller, and I am fairly confident that they are exactly the same as OEM. But I haven't actually tried them yet. That being said, I think they are like $9 to your door or something, so it's not a very expensive gamble).
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Reepicheep
Posted on Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 09:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Oh, and you do need a floor jack. You don't need a whole lift.
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