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'01 V star. Fuel pump has gone bad. Need to know system pressure as I am not paying dealer prices for a fuel pump. Heard it was just around 3psi and I can find an after market pump that is 2-3.5 psi at 42 gph. Anyone out there can answer me please. Thanks in advance

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Hi, Irtoolman your year and model does not have a fuel pump the carburetors are gravity fed from the fuel tank for more information about your question and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2000/LIT-11626-13-36_96.pdf
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Posted on May 25, 2016

Testimonial: "You're knowledge is uneducated. People like you give sites like this a bad name !!! It DOES have an ELECTRIC fuel pump. It's a low pressure/low volume cavitation style pump because the fuel tank petcock is lower than the carb so it CANNOT gravity feed. And for your information, YES, I am a Master Certified tech through all the MAJOR engine manufactures within the small engine industry and equipment manufactures within the turf industry. As well as I was certified through Honda North America, GM, ASE and did special research within the R12/R134A automotive air conditioning industry. And further more, I was a certified tech through Ingersoll Rand, Uryu, Parker and others within the pneumatic's and hydraulics industry... Now why don't you take your "master" status and go play in the street and stop answering questions that you DO NOT know the answers too !!! This is exactly why I stopped using this and other sites likes this... Because of people like YOU !!!"

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    Gregg Mahin May 26, 2016

    Hi Irtoolman thank you for pointing out my incompetent error, I did spend quite a lot of time researching your question going through V Star forums Googling fuel pump pressure for Yamaha to no avail then I found one forum that suggested the gravity feed theory so I went to a parts fiche to confirm your bike had no fuel pump what looked like a fuel pump turned out to be an EPA canister so I used that information to base my answer on, after reading your testimonial I immediately went back into the parts fiche and to my surprise I did find an identical canister picture that had "fuel pump" as a corresponding number description. I have over 40 years in the motorcycle business specializing in Harley Davidsons and I did work for Yamaha back in the day, when there are no Harley questions to answer I will answer other brand questions seeing how I am the only one that cares to do so and yes I have made similar errors in the past you are the 3rd person to point that fact out of 24,437 answered questions that's 0.0001% failure rate and I can live with that. I have spent more time doing research for you for "FREE" and found the answer to your question on Amazon of all places they sell a replacement pump for $50 and here are the specs:
    • Input Voltage:12V
    • Pressure:2-4PSI
    • Flow Rate: 50-60LPH
    • Current:1.0A
    Please accept my sincerest apologies for my incompetent answer and raising your blood pressure. Good luck and have a nice day. Gregg

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