Definitely a possibility. A low battery could very likely prevent a sticking or obstructed pump from operating. Like Roy mentioned in an earlier post, the so-called filter in the pump housing is not very fine, more of a screen than filter, so smaller sediment and debris can still get through. If you don't find any appreciable debris then I doubt it was the cause.While we're on the fuel pump subject, a little bit more information which might be useful for future forum readers:
My bike had failed to start a few times in the last week or so, but started OK immediately after charging the battery, with the charger still attached. I realise now that this was probably because the fuel pump was a bit clogged and the extra voltage was enough to get it going.
Keep it going, brother. She'll prolly start stretching out like a chill cat...well, mine sure did, and now I'm most likely to hit 20K miles by Halloween and she starts like new still and idles like whut ya wantim just below 5000 miles and all i can say is the bike has become quicker but in a much smoother way- Love it!!!
I'm ordering the pump motor I found and when in hand will bring it to work and measure flow and pressure against the OEM motor, then take readings when installed in the pump housing out of curiosity.Isn’t the fuel pressure controlled by a valve in the pump housing ? As long as the ‘Honda’ pump will provide enough pressure (very likely imho) and fit in the housing it should work fine. I’ve not tried one yet though.
It's Euro V, as sold in the EU in 2021. I have never understood where you find out what BS number your bike is! I believe the 2021 model in the EU is the same one released in the UK in that year, with the Tripper thing and the catalytic convertor bulge moved up to the vertical section of the exhaust pipe, in the front of the engine.Hi Gary
BS4 or BS6 (euro5)
Afraid year number is irrelevant but BS4 or BS6? is relevant
Glad to hear you also drop your bike (like almost all here). They do seem to bounce!