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Re: Throttle Cable/Fuel Pump

I created a quick page with a couple of pictures of my split open fuel strainer. When I was taking it apart, I wasn't thinking of documenting anything, so I just yanked the strainer off the pump, which tore the strainer on the side where it attaches to the pump. The ends look just like they did when it pulled it out of the tank. The sock spent a couple of weeks laying around on my workbench, so if you see any foreign objects on the sock, they are very likely to have been picked up from the workbench. I didn't find anything but clean gas in the tank.

Oh, yeah, there was a springy coil inside the sock to hold it open which is not present in the pictures. 

If you are interested, take a look at 


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-----Original Message-----
From: "Tom Brown" <tbrown@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 11:27:31 
To:"BMW Oilhead List" <oilheads@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Throttle Cable/Fuel Pump


>When I started the bike, it ran really poorly. After it warmed up a bit, it
got better, but it was really bad. After re-checking a bunch of connections,
and looking for leaks, I finally noticed that in reconnecting the fuel lines
I had pulled the right throttle cable out of the adjuster. I put it back in
place, and the bike started easily, and settled down to a smooth idle.

For other users of this list, this bit of Patrick's message describes a very
common thing that happens whenever the fuel tank is raised or removed.
Always check that left throttle cable and make sure it's all the way home in
the little cup in the adjuster.  Honestly, half the time, this happens when
I replace the tank and it just isn't logical that such a small thing could
make such an engine problem, but there it is.   

Nice write-up!  You are showing a lot of ambition taking all this on.  I
guess it's the right season for starting big projects on bikes.  

Happy wrenching,