I have a 09 Boulevard m50 that hasn't been rode much in the past few years. Long story short, it was my dad's and after he passed away I would run it every so often. Obviously not often enough. Bike only has 9k miles on it.
I've been reluctant to sell the thing cause it's actually a nice bike and I enjoy riding it every so often. Well my mother could really use the extra money so I decided to put it up for sale. As fate has it when I went to start it, it run for maybe 2 seconds and died. I tried to start it again and nothing. It turns over but that's it. When I turn it on I hear the pump run for about 2-3 seconds and stop which is normal. At least I thought it was the pump running. So I sprayed some starting fluid in the intake and it ran for a second to tell me its getting fire. So back to checking my fuel again. Emptied my tank, filled it was 100% fresh gas tried to run it enough to get the old fuel burned out but still nothing. So off comes the gas tank and out comes the fuel pump for further inspection. Plugged the wires back in and noticed the hum I hear when I turn the key is not my pump but a sound coming from around my speedometer. So I unplugged the connector at the pump and try jumping it straight from the battery and it does nothing. Am I doing something wrong here or is my fuel pump definitely bad? I've got this bike in pieces here checking everything from TO sensor to CKP sensor. Would love to get this thing running so I can sell it but don't want to spend money unless I know that's what the problem is. Sorry for the long post/question. Soooo, thanks ahead of time for any input.