Re: '97 F3 Dies under load - Need Help
Bench test the fuel pump by running a jumper wire directly to the battery from the fuel pump and see if it kicks on. Or disconnect the fuel line to the carb and run the engine whilst aiming the fuel line into a bucket, In this way you can determine whether you are getting the appropriate fuel "pressure" Confirm the pump is good/ or bad
If you dont like these options, get the bike running and hold the fuel pump in your hand, it should be "clicking" or pumping at a rate of about a click every second or so.
Proceed to step 2. Disconnect the tank and use an aux fuel source bottle. ( I use a Valvoline gear oil bottle, its easy to fill and has a spout that fits nicely into the fuel line.)
if you can ride the bike with the aux fuel cell, its a problem with fuel delivery up top
If you still cant load it with good pump and aux. fuel cell, it may be as simple as your pilot or main jets clogged in the carbs
Do these simple tests and get back to us.
Im sure some high level mechanics will chime in with some better options
But this is how I would start to troubleshoot the issue
(Assuming that the fuel pump is not inside the tank, I forget on this model, i think its mounted seperate from the tank but I digress.)
Last edited by MACE_; 03-02-2016 at 2:03 PM.