How Do I - Identify the various Wetbike Fuel Pumps? 

How Many Were Used?, Outboard-Style Pumps, Notes, Alternatives


Topic:                           Identifying fuel pumps


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How many were used?:               Suzuki used various pumps for the wetbikes, seaflashes, and jetsars. Here's a rundown:

  • 50hp motors - Round Aluminum body, 2 outlets.
  • 60hp motors (early) - Small Round Aluminum body, 1outlet. Referred to as the "offset pump". 
  • 60hp motors (1986 up) - Rectangular nylon and aluminum body with single outlet - referred to as the "Dove Bar"

Outboard-Style Pumps:               <insert tools needed>

Here's one with the oil-injection - and - fuel filter 


Notes:               Here's a few things to consider:

  • The small "Dove Bar" pump
    • This pump is designed and made by Mikuni
    • This pump flows more than the older round-style pumps
    • This pump can become brittle - especially with Ethanol use.
    • Some people break the nipples off contantly.
    • If you don't have the insulator spacer, then you run the risk of breaking off the inlet nipple.
    • It's still available and reasonably priced.
  • The "offset" pump
    • This pump is designed and made by Mikuni
    • This pump is no longer available
  • The large round Aluminum pump with dual outlets
      • This pump is designed and made by Mikuni
      • This pump is no longer available
      • The pump with dual outlets has been retrofitted to 60hp wetbikes for years - using an adapter

    • If you don't have the insulator spacer, then you run the risk of vapor locking when running in really hot temperatures (water and air)

 



 

Alternatives:                             Since Mikuni made these pumps for almost every outboard imaginable and many pwc's there are lots of alternatives. Just be sure that you match up things like hose-size.

Here's a couple of pics of a Yamaha pump.


09/12/2017

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