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  1. Have you checked your 30 amp fuse? https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/topic/19672-30-amp-fuse-failure/
  2. My bike is ZGUKRAKRX3M114954, which I interpret as a 2003 KR. It has a long black frame, extra gearbox brace, external pump, and short chin pad tank. https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/topic/7872-lemans-vin-numbers/?do=findComment&comment=88097
  3. Music from Vince at Ruapuna.
  4. Sounds like my experience. I thought the filter material was breaking up. https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/topic/20282-fuel-injector-cleaner-yea-or-nea/?do=findComment&comment=229694
  5. I wonder if some 2-stroke oil would reduce corrosion in those parts? It could leave a protective film behind as fuel evaporates. I tried this on two daughter's cars when they went overseas for a year, with no ill effects
  6. I'd try fitting the left pivot pin from the inside, so that the pin swages the damaged outer few threads into line. After that, wind that LH pin out enough to fit the swingarm and RH pin. If you use a tap to recut the threads, you risk having a loose pin if you don't use the correct tolerance tap.
  7. There's no quick answer to your questions, but you should consider that pressure hose (& probably pump) designed for total immersion in fuel are different from external components. Mounting a pump inside a tank will be tricky if the tank is not designed for it. Power and fuel passthroughs across the tank floor need a fuel tight design. Also the tanks you mentioned were made for a conventional frame, not a spine frame, so fit could be a challenge.
  8. I think it is important to make the grounding of the regulator to the frame/engine/battery perfect.
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  10. Electrical connections will degrade over time, and any 12v system is vulnerable to increased resistance from corrosion. Oxygen and Humidity cause this. Imagine how much more trouble a vintage 6v system was. I'd disconnect the ground lead to the gearbox first. Get clean shiny metal to metal faces, re-assembled with grease. Battery terminals next. A voltage drop to 4.5v means a bad battery &/or bad connections.
  11. Could the problem be related to Cash1000's experience? https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?/topic/21632-false-neutrals/
  12. I suggest a quick troubleshooting test: take the fuel hose off the pressure regulator, point the hose into a tin, and turn on the ignition. You should hear the pump run for a few seconds, and you should see a few ccs of fuel run into the tin. If not, find out why not.
  13. I've had good results with electrical switches, after cleaning as you did, by using a generous blob of grease designed for switches. Lubriplate DS-ES is one of those that is easy to get if you live in USA. It protects switches against effects of hot/cold & wet/dry cycles. https://www.lubriplate.com/Products/Grease/Multi-Purpose-Greases/DS-ES/DS-ES/
  14. I see that your pump is on top of the spine. Mine is actually underneath, but I imagine that there's no functional difference. There is also a lot of hoses shown in the picture. As I understand it, the outlet from the pump goes to the filter, then injector, then other injector, then regulator return to tank. There's no other fuel pressure hoses needed.
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