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This past Sunday, I wadded up in the rain, and decided to get my plastics sprayed.

Removed all plastics, and finally removed the gas tank. Had about 1/2 gallon of fuel left. I tried to just turn the tank over a bucket to drain the rest of the fuel, but then decided to just hook up a hose and connect the fuel pump harness and let the pump 'push' out the remaining fuel.

Connected everything, turned the key and nothing. No buzz, no pressure, nothing.

Did I miss a step or is something really wrong here?
 

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sure the harness is connected properly? fuses? fuel pump relay seated properly?

chapter 5 in the manual details the proper procedures for you.
 

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not sure what the problem may be, but i recommend not using the pump to drain the tank, as that last few seconds when it's sucking air may not be good for it.
 

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sure the harness is connected properly? fuses? fuel pump relay seated properly?

chapter 5 in the manual details the proper procedures for you.
that's just the thing.

i only disconnected the hoses and the fuel pump harness, tried emptying it over a bucket, said to hell with it and hooked up JUST the harnessand turned the key and nothing came on.

the tank's at the paint booth right now, but it just has me worried.
 

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perhaps you burnt the pump up running it dry? you could try testing the pump itself by just hitting it with 12v and a ground. That will tell you if its the pump itself or the problem is elsewhere.
it never got to the point where it ran dry. there was about a gallon left over. like i said before, the bucket wasn't working out (too awkward) and there was 3/4 left over.......i hooked the harness back up, turned the key-----and nothing. no buzz, no prime, and the bike wouldn't even start. acted almost as if it wasn't in neutral----that sort of thing. but it was in neutral and the killswitch was in the 'run' position.

i don't want to test the pump with no gas. the pump is off right now. i guess i'll just wait for it to come back from the paint shop and give it a shot.
 

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just took a look at the schematic. it seems the fuel pump grounds to the tank, so if the tank is removed you would lose the ground.
 

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Ok.......

Got the tank and all plastics back on thurs and put the fuel tank on first. Poured about 2 gal in, connected all hoses etc. Turned the key, fuel pump primed, then cut abrubtly. Started the bike, it ran for about 3 sec then died. I then turned the key again, but this time the fuel pump sounded normal, started the bike and it stayed running.

A friend of mine said there might be some vacuum lock with the fuel line or something. Locoblanco, you might have been right about the ground; the first time I tried draining the tank the tank was resting on some rags.

Thanks for the help guys.
 
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