I am taking my 2011 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 up to Alaska with a friend on Friday, and my fuel pump has stopped working. I'm pretty sure that the problem is the high-pressure fuel filter inside the fuel pump assembly, as I have replaced the pump itself already. I really need some help finding either
1) A new fuel pump assembly for a V-Strom. Even the old style should work fine.
2) A way to clean out the current assembly, perhaps with some sort of jury-rigged pump to run fuel backwards?
3) A source for cleaning out the tank or replacing the tank (the problem might be that the tank itself is full of garbage).
The full story happened like this:
Last Saturday (6/20/2015) my V-Strom stopped revving above 6000RPM in fifth gear. It behaved exactly the same way that it did when the fuel pump died on V-Strom last year. I removed the tank, pulled out the fuel pump, drained a bunch of gunk from it, blew some air through it, put it back in and ordered a new one. I was still having the RPM problem, but not as badly. Today, I replaced the fuel pump with a new one and the problem is much worse.
This all happened about two weeks after I removed the tank for the first time this year, so it's possible that some gunk built up in the bottom of the bike over the winter and then got in the filter.
The story is pretty similar to these:
But the bypass option doesn't work for K7 & up filters (V-Strom post-2007).
This is really urgent, as I need to solve it this week so I don't miss the trip of a lifetime. Any help would be really appreciated!