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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 23rd November 2019, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone, new member here. I just bought a 2003 SV1000S with about 25000 miles on the clock. Browsing the threads and learning about my bike. I'll post pics later when I have it back together - I'm draining the old gas and gonna clean the tank, it has a little bit of surface rust inside it. It was sitting for about 2 years before I bought it. Had it running for a little bit, didn't wan't to idle very well. Don't want to run it anymore till I get the tank taken care of... I have spark plugs ordered and some other stuff I need before I take it out. (plus it's cold now here in Nebraska lol, so I'm not taking it anywhere anytime soon)


Only question I have so far - Can I clean the tank without hurting the fuel pump? I've read about using white vinegar to clean the tank. Or should I take the fuel pump out to clean it?

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....Only question I have so far - Can I clean the tank without hurting the fuel pump? I've read about using white vinegar to clean the tank. Or should I take the fuel pump out to clean it?

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Welcome to the forum Dan!

I had a similar situation you have when I bought a 2006 SV1000S. I'd recommend taking out the fuel pump and inspecting it.

More details in my thread here: https://www.sv-portal.com/forums/4-s...mber-4-me.html.

Good luck!


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Thanks oldbaldsob! Reading though that thread right now.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 24th November 2019, 04:24 AM Thread Starter
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 24th November 2019, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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Not sure what a good fuel pump should look like? What do you think? Doesn't seem to bad to me lol. What am I looking for?
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Not sure what a good fuel pump should look like? What do you think? Doesn't seem to bad to me lol. What am I looking for?

You'll need to open it up to check the mesh filter for rust/debris.



Here is a nice tutorial on YouTube about how to take it apart.


The first time I took one apart, I took pictures of each step so I would know how to put it back together.

There is also an internal paper filter you can't get to. If the paper filter is indeed clogged, some members have successfully cleaned it ultrasonically or just simply bypassed it altogether. There's a link somewhere on the site to the V-Strom forum where a person put together a nice how-to post on bypassing it.

I simply sprayed my mesh filter from the inside out with some carb cleaner and put it all back together. It has worked flawlessly since.


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Yeah, you are gonna want to pull that down..... get some wire wool and scrub the rust away while you are at it.....

Looks like it is suffering from ethanol loaded fuel.....attracts moisture like its going out of fashion......

When you do get it running again, maybe use an octane booster to give her a bit of a birthday.... ha ha

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Welcome to the Forum. Fuel pump bypass guide, http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,6105.0.html. Some of the pix may have gone AWOL.
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