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Its about time. I've owned it almost a month. I was going stir crazy. My garage and lower level of the condo allowed me to wheel the bike through the kitchen, dining room and living room past the Moto Guzzi Rosso Sport. Out through the sliding glass doors onto the patio. from there I pushed down the sidewalk to the street.

I rode it for the first time for about 30 minutes on main streets of town careful not to get into the slick stuff. It got up to 40 degrees today so there was a little melting. I didn't want to be out too long since the sun went down along with the temps. We are suppose to get more wet stuff tomorrow night. After some manuvering again, its back in the garage now. I have to put all the furniture back. LOL

The ride was uneventful. Everything I expected it to be. My only complaint is the noisy fuel pump. Its louder than the exhaust at idle. Fuel was about 1/2 tank. Is it just me being paranoid or is this an affliction I should get looked at or fix myself?

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The only time I hear my fuel pump is at key-on, while I wait a couple seconds for it to build up pressure. I'd get it looked at.
 

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I have this problem with the fuel pump. This post just reminded me. I actually meant to post on this subject myself.

On start up I get the usual priming tweety bird sound which lasts for a few seconds. Then I hit the starter. What happens then is the pump starts whining again.

Last time I rode it was still going after 20 mins. I don't know for sure but I think it may have something to do with the temp. I notice it was cold the day '99 rode and it was cold the last day I rode mine (it can get cold where I live in Oz even in Summer!).

The other common thing is that '99's and mine are the early 955s.

Any ideas?
 

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On 2007-02-06 14:18, Galesa wrote:
I have this problem with the fuel pump. This post just reminded me. I actually meant to post on this subject myself.

On start up I get the usual priming tweety bird sound which lasts for a few seconds. Then I hit the starter. What happens then is the pump starts whining again.

Last time I rode it was still going after 20 mins. I don't know for sure but I think it may have something to do with the temp. I notice it was cold the day '99 rode and it was cold the last day I rode mine (it can get cold where I live in Oz even in Summer!).

The other common thing is that '99's and mine are the early 955s.

Any ideas?
If you get any leads, let me in on them. It was cool last night and its sounds to me like the same problem. Maybe an extended trip on a warmer day might shed some light on the problem or leave me stranded. I have 2 year roadside assistance on the Moto Guzzi. If the Triumph leaves me stranded do you think the tow driver would know the difference? LOL

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I'm not too concerned. I stopped 30 mins after I started it and the pump had stopped. I then rode about 360 kliks with no problems whatsoever.

Is it the case that yours is not turning off at all!
 

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Not sure since I've only put about 10 miles on the bike since I purchased it. I keep an ear on it. Weather here is terrible for the next week and further. So it might be awhile before I get back out.

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Are you sure you're not confusing the normal sound of the fuel pump priming with the engine's internal gear noise? I never really noticed, myself, until a gentleman we were riding with pointed out that he could hear my gear noise over the semi-loud exhaust. :???:

At first, I didn't know what he meant, thinking I might have a problem with my transmission (loud thunking gears); rather, he was referring to the whirling noise of the engine. Interesting, I always just assumed that was the nature of the triple engine, not realizing its true nature. Apparently, this noise is only characteristic of the bike, and nothing to be concerned about.

I wonder if that might be what you're referring to? Just my heavily-inflated $.02.
 

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Many of the early sprints had this noise. It is the fuel pump. Most of them never quit pumping just were noisy. Some were replaced under warranty, and if I,m remembering right Triumph my have had a voluntary recall on some. They are very ezy to replace if it bugs you. PS. If you bought that bike from the guy in Kingman, I looked at it, it was definitely the fuel pump. bete.
 

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On 2007-02-07 09:12, bete wrote:
Many of the early sprints had this noise. It is the fuel pump. Most of them never quit pumping just were noisy. Some were replaced under warranty, and if I,m remembering right Triumph my have had a voluntary recall on some. They are very ezy to replace if it bugs you. PS. If you bought that bike from the guy in Kingman, I looked at it, it was definitely the fuel pump. bete.
Thats the one. The Fuel Pump Noise sounds like the Walbro Forced Induction Pump in my Neon.........

Richard Z.
 
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