Is the fuel pump made by Keihin? I saw a post from a while back where someone used a part from a Keihin pump to repair a broken RE pump. Keihin pumps are used on many Japanese bikes, and I have never heard of problems caused by running out of gas before. I have an EFI Yamaha scooter, and it does not have a warning about running it out of gas. Also, all EFI cars use similar pumps, and as a former fleet mechanic, we would get a call every once in a while from someone who had run out of gas. These pumps would fail occasionally, but it was not common, and I never noticed any connection between pump failure and running out of gas. I worked for the same place for 36 years, and never heard this even mentioned, or saw it in any manual. In fact, most car pumps will shut down if the system loses pressure.
I ran mine down once at about 1500 miles. Of course once it was obvious from the sputtering that I was out if gas I killed it and coasted to the side. No problems since. Scott
Yeah, I knew what was happening. I was out on a long trip, got to a gas station only to find it was abandoned, and had to make the choice to head back to the last one I saw or forge ahead. I forged ahead and then had to wait an hour for AAA to show up.But I knew I was likely to run out of gas, so as soon as it sputtered I just pulled over. There was no way I was going to make it up that hill I was trying to climb I'm guessing too that once they run out of fuel to pump, i.e. resistance, the pump just spins wildly fast, accelerating its own demise.Scott
It does shut down.. no pressure no pump.
Not exactly the best safety device but it is effective
Ah! Better than the system I thought you were describing.
LOL !! Yeah right ! But no...... THATS not what I mean. The pump does not continue to run after the bike stalls. The pressure drops from running out of gas.... or just not enough to cycle the injector. The bike stalls.... no rotation at the crank, the speed sensor See's no movement at the rotor. The ECU demands a manual restart to get it going again.... Not a bad safety in case of a ruptured fuel line or a tank on impact . No pressure.... no pump. And that pressure runs out QUICK! It works the same with the stock pump or an aftermarket in line deal... That plastic pub on the pump DOES suck however!