Originally Posted by Ervin
Hi Mark thanks for all your help
The last thing you said was right on the money. Fuel filter is disconnected from the pump.
Also the sending unit show sign of being crushed by the tank. So I will disconnect the purge cannister by disconnecting both line going to it and plug the one that comes from the left side of the bike correct. Then I will replace the fuel filter and try to start it.
How does that sound to you?
Again thank you for all your response's
Great -- glad you finally have an end to the mystery!
In theory, if you leave the canister purge solenoid valve connected, there is no need to plug the hose on the left going from the canister to the intake manifold (the solenoid valve does the same thing as the plug would). That said, I'd plug it anyway to ensure none of the charcoal slurry now in your canister migrates down the hose toward the intake.
Getting to the filter will be a pita (need to remove remove left & right upper tupperware panels, radio stingray, seat subframe, then the tank (including undoing the fuel disconnects), unscrew large ring around the fuel pump flange, then carefully extract the fuel pump/filter assembly from the tank). But, better to have to do a lot of work, than to have to resort to a long tow! BTW, when disconnecting and reassembling the quick disconnects, be sure to hold the release tabs all the way in until the parts are completely separated or reassembled -- the last thing you want after all this is to nick one of the QD o-rings and have a fuel leak from a QD!
If you can't simply wrap your hands around the pump flange retaining ring and get it to loosen, an oil filter strap wrench will get the job done.
Note: Mark the retaining ring before you remove it, so you know how far to tighten it back up.
Note2: One option to consider: Before beginning, buy a couple automotive hose clamps to positively secure the hose ends to the fuel filter nipples.
Note3: When you remove the fuel pump assembly, the rubber gasket around the base of the assembly may be swollen by the gasoline. If it gives you any difficulty going back in, leave it out for a couple hours and it will shrink back to size as it off-gasses the absorbed fuel.