Victory Motorcycle Forum banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Moderator
Joined
·
13,235 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
If your bike has been sitting for a month or more prim your pump.
Turn key on let pump cycle with kill switch turn it to off then turn it to on.
Do this a couple times to get fuel pump full of gas. If not doing this you could burn up your pump.

Yes you laugh but your fuel pump can loose pressure over long time of sitting
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,318 Posts
Good advice VJ, but my kill switch has to be on for the pump to cycle.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,318 Posts
I also do this meyhod in every vehicle I have owned. Turn the key to on. Wait 5 seconfs then start. It will help save the life of your fuel pump.
NO, NO, NO, NO! Never start an engine in hibernation and run it a bit and shut it down. Not unless you're going to sell it in spring. Start it only if you are going to take it out for a run long enough to completely get the oil to full operating temperature. That should take 20 minutes to a 1/2 hour, depending.
VJ and I were referring to just turning on the ignition to cycle the fuel pump and that's all.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top