Life happens quick, you leave for work smiles, hugs and come home to getting served, or after watching the texting dingbat in front of you you break and go to pass, next it's sun, shade, sun, shade why am I on my back..
Other times its a....well I'll stop there.
I hit the lotto today, metaphorically that is, otherwise I'd be moving into my 4000sq foot garage with a bedroom and bath. La vida loca baby. Reality settles in. I pulled the fuel pump and flushed it with carb spray. Hooked it to a power source, while giving it a little rotational encouragement with a dental pick......vrrrrrrr it works. Make and break power, it cycles each time. That's good because ebay failed to deliver my new one.
Reinstall it and the new Mahle K-145 that felony suggested, nice and clean. Cleaned up the plate gasket, and removed the crud from inside the tank. A quick flush with fresh gas, then reassemble. A kindly reminder, just beyond finger tight seals the tank.
I had filled the fuel rail with seafoam a few days ago, cycled power, and filled it again. I think this likely saved me from having to have the injectors 'cleaned' or outright trying to replace them. Not many options for those parts.
Reinstall the tank, and add a gallon of what passes for fresh petrol. Now the fun.
It took about 10 power cycles to get the rail primed, brute force, letting the bike do the work. First press of the starter, got a kind of British harrumph from it, a upper class snort. The second, a pop and fizz. The third, well there's magic in the third! A hearty vroom, and an immediate settle into fast idle. Wow !
Let it run while checking for leaks and anomalies, spiders bail ship, a weasel takes off, the ghost of Thatcher leaves. Getting good heat from the oil cooler, then the radiator, a nice cloudy aroma fills the garage as she slides into regular idle, the coolant gauge reads good. Idle for another ten minutes, shut down and off to grill steak.
MIL is still on, but I think it'll clear after a few more cycles. I am impressed with how well this has gone, there's still work to be done. Now that she's running investing in tires and other small work is definitely well in budget.
Short list is:
oil change and filter I had used synth oil I had 'laying' around, now to mobil1 15w-50
removing the slider hardware from the front (maybe)
a full cleaning and wax
Get it registered.
A quick video