Hi - I'm brand new - first post! So far I've leaned a lot by just reading. I inherited a 1995 900 SS from my father in law RIP. He was a great guy, great flat track racer and had a small collection of bikes. The 900 had always been maintained, and the carbs had recently been rebuilt, new plug wires, caps (the plugs were a mess and I changed them). The bike would crank but it would not start. I drained gas and put in VP 98 and got it to start firing on full choke. After it cleaned out it was running pretty good, occasional mis fire and "popping" a bit but both cylinders were firing so everything was going in the right direction. I was going to ride it this AM but it's raining. What I didn't notice at first is that the fuel pump is not running when I turn the key on. I checked the fuse and it's good. The wiring under the tank looks ok but I don't have a multi meter. My question is; is the bike supposed to run (it won't idle - won't run below 1100 rpm) without the pump running? Choke is closed bike seems pretty crisp running on the stand, I've revved it up to about 5500 and try to feather it down, under 1100 rpm just dies. Is the pump hard to swap out? Anybody have a link of how to do it? Thanks!