Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Inland Empire, CA
09 Vegas Fuel pump ticking before startup
At least I think it's the fuel pump. I haven't looked too far into it yet but I was hoping someone recognized the symptoms so I had a direction to check when I get home, I searched the forums but haven't found something similar yet.
So this morning, I stuck the key in, flipped the light on, like I always do. Same old familiar HID whine, faint ticking of the key fob against the ignition cover. Flicked the red switch, and the fuel pump primed, like it always does. Kissed my lady, scratched the dog on the ears, and that damn key fob is still ticking against the ignition cover. TICK-TICK....TICK-TICK....
Only the key fob isn't moving at all. And it sounds like a slightly more metallic clunk, two of them together, about every ten seconds. I've never had anything but CA premium gas, and never run it dry, but I thought maybe the pump didn't prime all the way, so I flicked the power off, waited about ten seconds, and back on. Pump whirred to life, and then that infernal tick/clunk, two of them, every ten seconds. I haven't tried starting it yet, cause I've driven way too many muscle cars to know when stuff's knocking and making weird noises before you start up, you might not be going anywhere.
I've got just over 3k on the bike. It was a showroom/dealer test model, so technically used, no active warranty. I bought it with 1500 on the clock about 2 months ago, had the dealer go over everything with a fine tooth comb before I brought it home, and just completed the 3k maintenance last Saturday, before a 200 mile cruise, and my typical 50 mile commute yesterday. Oil level's fine, everything ran great when I rode home last night, it's been shifting like a dream, never a lag, or a burp, no throttle flutter. The only issue I've had is the occasional facepalm moment when I let out the clutch too fast. I'm confident my dealer will sort it out in no time, but i'm more of a hands on kind of guy. (and a broke one.)
2009 Vegas Premium
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