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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-04-2011, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Where can I find a fuel pump for an 86 VT700C??

I just bought this bike, the last thing it needs is a fuel pump. The local motorcycle repair shop tried to order one but they said this part has been discontinued. Would you have any idea where I can find one? Thank you for your time. Joshua

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You can't get the OEM part, but the fuel pump is nothing special. It's a 12 volt 3PSI fuel pump. Any fuel pump that meets those requirements will work.

I believe some folks have picked up a suitable unit at Autozone for about $30.

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I will definitely check into this. Anyone know which fuel pump fits the best with the least modification? Does the 86 700 shadow have an external relay like the 84/85s? I've searched and read so many threads I've forgotten. Would I need to tell the shop to wire it a certain way to bypass the relay if external, or if it was internal on the OEM pump, what to do with the wires from the igniters?

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1985 Kawasaki Vulcan 700 (VN700A1) - stock - blown engine among many other problems

1983 Honda Nighthawk 750 (CB750SC) - 4 into 1 exhaust, drag handlebar - repainted back to original Honda Nighthawk Black Pearl
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The relay on the 1986 is internal to the pump. Just replacing the pump with something else is the equivalent of bypassing the relay.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-04-2011, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Justin, I went to Auto Zone and asked for the smallest 12 volt fuel pump they have with 3 psi. They gave me on made by Spectra that is 12 volts and 2.5 to 4 psi. I'll take it to the shop tomorrow and see if it fits but it looks pretty large to me.

1986 Honda Shadow 700 (VT700C) - stock - original Candy Glory Red

1985 Kawasaki Vulcan 700 (VN700A1) - stock - blown engine among many other problems

1983 Honda Nighthawk 750 (CB750SC) - 4 into 1 exhaust, drag handlebar - repainted back to original Honda Nighthawk Black Pearl
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hi, iv got the same problem with my 86 honda shadow vt700, tried finding a fuel pump but like you said earlier, it has been discontinued.
iv also noticed something with the current fuel pump that might cause a bit of a problem and would be greatful for any advice.

the original pump has 3 wires leading from it, positive, negative and what a mechanic thought was a trigger but he wasnt 100% on this.
iv seen other pump for 84, 85 shadows etc, and they all have 2 wires leading from them.
could anyone advise whether that 3rd wire is needed and whether a different shadow model would have a fuel pump that fits.

many thanks
Josh
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Your old pump had inputs for power ground and a trigger. The trigger is ground to enable the pump.

With a two wire pump you can ignore the trigger wire and the pump will run when the key is on and the carbs need gas.

One thought is to use a standard relay to tun the pump power "on" when the engine kill switch is on. Kill the engine and stop the fuel flow. Otherwise, if you crash the only way to shut off the fuel is to get to the key which may be under the bike (depends on your bikes location of the ignition switch, mine is low on the left side). Or, just never lay the bike down. Let me know if you have questions. Dave

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