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    What’s the deal with my ticking fuel pump?

    Hello guys

    I replaced the fuel pump on my 1999 Kawasaki zzr600 today because it had a leak and the new one I have is making this really obnoxious ticking noise that is annoying the hell out of me. Any ideas on what it is or how to fix it would be great?

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    Does it go clunk clunk ? More than likely a diaphragm pump common on this generation bike.

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    Pull the old one apart....see if there is anything obvious could make the noise in the new one. I would also get in touch with the supplier...it has to have some warranty...even online.

    Ps not an air lock is it?...maybe the pump needed priming? although submersible ones often dont.
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    kawasakis always sound obnoxious, they either tick or they whistle and even worse sometimes they run
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    Quote Originally Posted by BusaSteve View Post
    Pull the old one apart....see if there is anything obvious could make the noise in the new one. I would also get in touch with the supplier...it has to have some warranty...even online.

    Ps not an air lock is it?...maybe the pump needed priming? although submersible ones often dont.
    If my memory serves me right they are external not in the tank.
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    Seems it is an internal pump having had a few vehicles with worn out/noisey fuel pumps the first step is to check for restrictions they sometimes have a inline filter looks like a windsock they fill with dirt and block the pump making it work harder check the inline filter to the fuel rail holding the injectors they are a higher pressure type than carburetor types, and lastly check for kinked fuel lines, i don't know what it was with falcons but the pumps only seemed to last 100,000 kays, i hope it fixes the problem for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by llbuono View Post
    Seems it is an internal pump having had a few vehicles with worn out/noisey fuel pumps the first step is to check for restrictions they sometimes have a inline filter looks like a windsock they fill with dirt and block the pump making it work harder check the inline filter to the fuel rail holding the injectors they are a higher pressure type than carburetor types, and lastly check for kinked fuel lines, i don't know what it was with falcons but the pumps only seemed to last 100,000 kays, i hope it fixes the problem for you.
    Its a 99 ZZR600 it has carbs and the pump is external, not seen this bike but have never seen an FI ZZR600, the zx6 of this generation was also carb. The the pumps make a clunk clunk noise they all do.
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    Its not a donkey pump is it...hahaha
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    My brand new pump makes a loud ticking until its primed. Can't notice it when running as the bike is too noisy

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