Newbie-First Beemer, fuel pump issue
As I stated this is my first BMW motorcycle. I picked up a 1998 k1200 RS at had had been sitting sat for 6 years unridden with fuel in it which turned to varnish. So, I took the tank apart today, removed the fuel pump assembly which was gummed up and the little bag filter ripped, but I sprayed it all clean with carb cleaner, BUT, I noticed the two wires that go to the fuel pump from the base plate have lost all their plastic coating. They are exposed copper wire now. Did this fry the fuel pump?
Here is why I ask; I plugged the fuel pump back in and turned the bike on but got no sound from the pump. Shouldn't it run a bit when you turn the key on? I hope it's not kaput.
Is there a way to test the pump if what I did was wrong? Can i solder in new wires with gas proof wires?
Thank you in advance. I will have many more questions I'm so glad to have a forum like this.