Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Here is why she wouldn't start after changing the fuel filter
When I changed out the fuel and air filter, I mounted the tank and wanted to verify it had been done correctly (I didn't want to get all the tupper ware back on, discover something was wrong, and take it all back apart). SO, I turned the key, heard all of the usual clicking sounds and hit the starter key. She turned over fine but wouldn't start.
I undid the seat bridge, removed the tank, drained it and remover the fuel pump. Unfortunately, the fuel filter was attached the right direction and all of the lines were on it.
Since she was apart, I put another new fuel filter in, changed out the QD I lost a rubber gasket for, installed a new section of fuel line from the pump to a line on the bike.
The it remembered there were more connection under the sting ray than needed for just the radio.
I reinstalled the stingray, added fuel, turned the key, hit the starter, and she fired right up.
I noticed that my foot was wet, and smelled gas. Dam! the last QD I installed was leaking. Yup. Lost the O-ring on that one also. I yanked that one, ran the lines back together and fired her up again.
Moral of the story, the QDs I bought from McMaster-Carr were a real PITA!
And. Well. You know. there isn't a quick way to check out a fuel filter change!
Also. There is a third connector in the rear of the bike that it if disconnected while removing the trunk, will kill the power to the the key.
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