Fuel pumps and electrical conservation


The search for a suitable fuel pump goes on, with little luck.

“Suitable” in this case means an external pump that doesn’t pull more juice than my Maxim’s little 200W alternator can provide.

There are lots of salvage in-tank pumps from modern fuel injected bikes available and I may be able to re-plumb one for external use. I’ll have to lay my hands on one to see.

On the XJ owners list, there has been a lot of discussion concerning the use of LED bulb replacement and HID headlights in older bikes and this may be a way to help keep power consumption in check.

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