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Gravity Fed - Guest - 10-19-2009

Hey Guy's I still Leaning Toward Fuel starvation! Question Just For Test Run Could I Rig Up A can, say Sit It On Behind me & Run Hose From Can To Carb & Bypass Fuel Pump To see How It Runs? Would That Work Ya Think?
Thanks
After Thought question, On 84 goldwing , with Key Off & You Turn petcock on will Fuel flow?
Thanks again


Re: Gravity Fed - Guest - 10-19-2009

Have I stumped The Panel?


Re: Gravity Fed - Guest - 10-19-2009

Found Out a Couple Things Today. 1st & Most Important Was Someone Had Vac To Spark advance Hooked Up wrong!
2nd Thing Is some Time Fuel Flows From Petcock & Sometimes Not! Confusedhock:


Re: Gravity Fed - Guest - 10-19-2009

Gravity tanks are used almost exclusively by most shops, but generally in conjunction with the fuel pump. I can't speak to the 1200's, but my gl1000 will run with the pump by-passed. The fuel will only gravity flow out of the tank when it's over about 2/3 full. Which is why it uses a fuel pump. If you do decide to try the gravity method, be sure you dissable your electric fuel pump.


Re: Gravity Fed - Guest - 10-19-2009

flatwing Wrote:Found Out a Couple Things Today. 1st & Most Important Was Someone Had Vac To Spark advance Hooked Up wrong!

How did they manage that?


Re: Gravity Fed - Guest - 10-19-2009

glhonda Wrote:
flatwing Wrote:Found Out a Couple Things Today. 1st & Most Important Was Someone Had Vac To Spark advance Hooked Up wrong!

How did they manage that?
I'm Not Sure But sure enough did!
As Far As The Gravity Test, I was Only Gonna Try To see If My Pump was starving Carbs.
Just A Short Test.


Re: Gravity Fed - Guest - 10-19-2009

flatwing Wrote:
glhonda Wrote:
flatwing Wrote:Found Out a Couple Things Today. 1st & Most Important Was Someone Had Vac To Spark advance Hooked Up wrong!

How did they manage that?
I'm Not Sure But sure enough did!
As Far As The Gravity Test, I was Only Gonna Try To see If My Pump was starving Carbs.
Just A Short Test.
Why not just pull the pump output hose and lead it into a can then start the engine, anything close to an ounce per minute is sufficient even for when the engine under heavy load.

Ken


Re: Gravity Fed - Guest - 10-20-2009

Much Too easy Ken ^Smile^


Re: Gravity Fed - Guest - 10-20-2009

flatwing Wrote:Much Too easy Ken ^Smile^
Sometimes the simple solutions elude us.
And before anyone says anything, yes I've gone the Rube Goldberg route many times when the simple solution was staring me in the face. :oops:

Ken