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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-11-2019, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
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Roadsmith Trike Auxiliary Fuel Pump

I have seen a lot of operational questions on this topic, but none about R&R an auxiliary fuel pump. I just bought a 2007 Wing with the 5 gallon auxiliary tank. It had 7,500 miles on it and the guy I got it from got it from a friend's wife after he passed. The problem was it had sat for years. The first stop was the Honda shop for a full service and total inspection. I had put some fuel and seafoam in the tank and took it for a ride to slosh it around, then had Honda empty and clean the tank. When I picked it up, they said the pump condition was questionable, but they didn't,t test it after cleaning the tank. No time to test right then, so I brought it home. Well, needless to say, it won't transfer. I have two lights, hear an audible click when I turn it on when on acc. When running the trike, nothing transfers. I rode 5 minut.es, the needle never moved.

I'm not a mechanic, but a pretty good parts changer. The plan is to clamp off the fuel line, remove the pump, make sure gas is getting to it, then replace the pump. The problem I have as a "parts changer" is knowing the best way to access the pump. Step one, find it. Once I know where it is, what is the best way to access it? I don`t have a lift, so a cheap floor jack and stands are my only option, if needed. Any advice would be appreciated.

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@MontanaMac , I do not have a second fuel tank on my trike, however as a mechanical access, there is no issue with a floor jack and stands to work on your machine. I have done that numerous times to change fluid in the differential, install new brake shoes, and also to take off wheels. The only issue is that the trike may be a bit side heavy as it comes up. I usually just place a hand on the rear bumper and balance as I run the jack.

Now as far as the auxiliary pump goes. I am not familiar with that operation but before you jump too far ahead, try to locate the relay that runs the pump, check that 1st, then perhaps look for a fuse that protects the pump. It may be just an electrical issue and you may not have to pull the fuel pump at all.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-11-2019, 09:08 AM
My brother had n 1800 Roadsmith that the aux. tank pump quite working on and it indeed wound up being the relay had failed, as fossil has already suggested.
I did find a diagram that might help you.
http://www.roadsmithtrikes.com/media...4-complete.pdf

Roll down to pages 14 & 15 of the pdf. Hope this is helpful.

Sorry first link is for the 1500. I am posting link for 1800 also, but it does not have as good of diagram.
http://www.roadsmithtrikes.com/media...0-complete.pdf

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I started reading, sorry that is for a 1500. Different fuel pump set up/switching. I did get in contact with ALL OUT Motorsports/The Trike Shop in Daytona. Even with it being Bike Week, they will find time to fix it while I wait tomorrow morning when they open. They said it was built there, they will fix it. I'm an hour and a half away and will run down early tomorrow. Thanks for trying to help. I can hear the solenoid switching when the switch is thrown, they said it is probably the pump and it's an easy fix.
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I started reading, sorry that is for a 1500. Different fuel pump set up/switching. I did get in contact with ALL OUT Motorsports/The Trike Shop in Daytona. Even with it being Bike Week, they will find time to fix it while I wait tomorrow morning when they open. They said it was built there, they will fix it. I'm an hour and a half away and will run down early tomorrow. Thanks for trying to help. I can hear the solenoid switching when the switch is thrown, they said it is probably the pump and it's an easy fix.
Yeah, realized that was a 1500 after I posted, sorry. Glad you are getting it in for the fix so quickly. Good luck and have a beer while your in Daytona wish I were there.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-12-2019, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Had a great ride down to Daytona, it's the middle of Bike Week but the Trike Shop of Daytona jumped on it. 90 minutes later I had a new fuel pump and filter. Everything works great! Already made a transfer on the way home. Sooo convenient.

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