Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Central, Minnesota
I'll try to help you as best I can...
The Shadows fuel pump only runs when the engine is turning over, so if you just turn the key on to test it, it isn't getting any power.
Also, there is a safety relay that also controls the pump, used incase the bike is tipped over (in an accident) so the fuel shuts off to eliminate a possible fire.
You'll need to test it with a separate power supply to see if it's working. *Also, just because it runs, doesn't mean it supplying enough gas to keep the bike running. You have to do a fuel supply test, meaning there's a set amount of fuel it should deliver per minute to work properly.
I replaced my fuel pump ('96 VT1100) with a used one I bought off Ebay from an 1100 Saber. All the Shadow fuel pumps are basically the same and should work on your bike. The only difference I've noticed is the configuration of the gas lines to and from the pumps. Some use either 1/4" or 5/16" fuel lines, but that can be remedied by just using a reducer inline, which can be found at any hardware store.
Another option is to buy a small electric automotive fuel pump that's rated at 3-5 lbs. pressure (about $40) which also works. It should fit in the stock fuel pump location without too much trouble.