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Hi jimj90,

That's it, just 148 total miles on the bike? And it sat for 4 years?

Sounds like the fuel pump might be in very good shape, just gooped up from sitting for so long.

If it's possible, I would first try to disassemble the pump and clean it. If it's a sealed unit and doesn't come apart, maybe try soaking it carb or injector cleaner, then try again.

If that doesn't work, with the pump already removed from the bike, try briefly connecting it directly to 12v. If the pump is stalled and you leave it connected for too long, you will fry it. This direct connection to 12v may be enough to break it loose. To be more cautious, put an in-line fuse between the pump and the battery before trying this direct connection.

TRY THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!: The lazy mans way, would be to just temporarily swap out the 10amp fuse for a higher value, maybe 20amps, without removing the pump from the bike. Of course, overloaded electrical circuits and gasoline don't make a good combination to say the least!

It's worth a shot try to "de-goop" it before shelling out $500. You have nothing to loose.

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