So since I got the R1, the fuel pump's been making this noise (not the priming, that's actually pretty quiet). It's a continuous buzzing sound from the tank after the bike is started. I should mention that the bike is a rebuilt and was rhubarbed medium-well by the prev owner.
Seeing as the gas tank is above the injectors and from my understanding of gravity and how fuel pumps work, the pump doesn't really do more than force some gas in there while the bike isn't level. Do I really need it?
I can see one advantage being that it would knock off like 5 lbs from the overall weight.
Anyone done this before? Only disadvantage I can see is that when wheelieing the bike would have the possibility of getting starved for fuel.