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jjfishing

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87 k100 sounds normal at start up but after about 1 to 2 minute of idle this whining noise gets much louder. It seems like it's coming from under the fuel tank, and seems way too loud to be normal. I'm new to the bike so I'm not sure of the history. The low fuel light is stuck on, which is on my list of repairs, but it has about a half tank of gas. Not sure if that could be contributing.  Once the noise starts it stays consistent if the bike is idling or reving until it's shut off. If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate it. I tried to upload a video but was unable to.

    

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Fuel pump, the make that noise. Especially if there isn't much gas in the tank. Tank still looks half full after that light comes on. Fill the tank, zero the trip meter and ride it.

As its a new bike to you a wisdom to get a spare fuel pump and filter and have it in your shed.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

jjfishing

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Fuel pump, the make that noise. Especially if there isn't much gas in the tank. Tank still looks half full after that light comes on. Fill the tank, zero the trip meter and ride it.

As its a new bike to you a wisdom to get a spare fuel pump and filter and have it in your shed.
Thanks, I'll do that.

    

yamaguzzi

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Mine made that noise after getting low on fuel for a while then it started blowing the fuse to the fuel pump circuit.I replaced the pump and filter ,the noise is gone and I'm not blowing fuses.I'm on my third tank of fuel since the repair and all is well .Be ready to replace that pump before you go too far from home on the bike


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jjfishing

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Thanks for the advice, I will.

    

Laitch

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@jjfishing wrote:I tried to upload a video but was unable to.
Upload the video to YouTube then copy the video's link into the box that comes up when you click the YouTube icon in the toolbar above the message box you use when you make a post.


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Trying to figure out this whining noise Usa-lo10
    

jjfishing

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Gotcha. I'm going to do that.

    

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Point-Seven-five

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Find a way to carry the spare fuel pump with you. The one on the bike will then last forever.


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1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

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1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

Laitch

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That's annoying, all right. Laughing  If you had opened the fuel tank cap while floating the camera, we might have experienced Surround Sound.


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