Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Once you have the gas cap assembly out the hole in the tank is surprisingly large, easy enough to put one hand in with a stubby short phillips or nut driver and unscrew the hoses clamps to yank the tiny pump out. You will see, I have old school cell phone chargers that are larger than the pump.
Clips? Um, thin "U" shaped pieces of metal that a round barrel shaped pump fit into with a mild amount of pressure?
See the loose rust flakes in the bottom of the tank looking like the rotting fender on your great grandads Model T discarded out in the south 40 acres of his farm? Yeah, you got some more work to do so see what you've got first before digging into what is involved in fixing that kind of problem. Spots of ugly rust on the walls of the tank are sadly not too unusual and eventually they will be a problem but that could be many thousands of miles down the road for you. If the bike has been ridden in the last five years, you likely have nothing to be concerned about. It is a very good sign that the previous owner put that external filter on, they knew what they were doing, and yes I currently have two filters on one bike and the other has no in tank filter anymore - just the external one I can easily see when it needs changed. They both have new pick up screens on the pumps.
So something seems to be clicking inside the tank, you have potential gas delivery symptoms - don't delay finding out the cause of that noise, those are not normal.
1995 900SS SP #746
Last edited by RockAZ; Apr 18th, 2019 at 1:00 am.