Originally Posted by Jme250RA
is there anything on the fuel pump that would be protected by that baffle?
The top of the pump and possibly the float? The pump is directly below the gas cap. On my GSXR, when you open the gas cap there is no baffle, but you can see the bottom of the tank that's curved over the air box a few inches below the opening. There is no way to hit the fuel pump on the GSXR but on the CBR you could.
The fuel pump is pretty tall, I slipped mine apart to see where those hoses went to because I was curious. It turns out the black canister is a fuel filter. I can T into the one hose that has a port right in the fuel sump to gravity drain the tank if I need to. It is the inlet hose for the fuel filter. It is also the short hose without the rubber sleeve over it.
The black o-ring is where the pump picks up fuel from the outlet of the filter and the hole shown just behind it in the picture goes to the filter inlet.