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Offline Ratherberiding

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Water Pump problem
« on: June 12, 2018, 01:38:59 pm »
I have a 2012 C 14 20000 miles, when i started my bike at the beginning of the season i had a drip coming from the drain hole on the bottom of the water pump. No kit is available according to the dealer i am associated with. Has anyone else had a problem with a water pump the mechanical seal failing? The new pump has been ordered at the cost of $200 with estimated time of arrival at the end of June as it is coming from Japan. I have already lost over a month of riding  :'( Any suggestions please help. The mechanic suggested that I take the impeller out and use brake clean to refresh the ceramic disc and then applying anti-freeze between the discs before I put it back in the bike it could be OK but i would hate to do that snd then be a thousand miles from the house and have it pike

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Re: Water Pump problem
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 06:42:29 pm »
The water pump is rebuildable. Check the Ron Ayres web sit for the parts. This was taken from another thread.


In the kaw Microfiche, they added the parts to rebuild the pump... wow... getting scarey here...Mechanical (water side) seal #49063-0001Internal (oil) seal #92049-0752Housing to engine o ring seal #92055-0771Housing cap to body seal #92055-0070
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Re: Water Pump problem
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 07:33:56 pm »
I've never had luck getting a water pump to quit leaking, but on other pumps with mechanical seals that leak after sitting, running them for a bit has worked.  If it's a slow drip, and you can keep an eye on the coolant level, try letting it come up to temp and see what happens.

Otherwise, Motosport shows the pump under their OEM section for $235 with expected shipping in 3 to 5 days.
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Re: Water Pump problem
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 11:00:23 pm »
Looking way better price than a new unit that will be atlas another week before arriving . $200 was the price for new pump for my here in Canada.
Thanks for having the inquisative mature to look forward to a newer years model to find these . Thanks, 

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Re: Water Pump problem
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 09:57:52 pm »
I called the dealer and well I can't catch a break! >:(The seals will arrive on the same shipment as the water pump on of around the 27 June. Upon someone mentioning Ron Ayers in NC parts have been ordered and unconfirmed ETA is next Wednesday the 20 at the Border Store in MN .

 Thanks to those who had scouted out the exploded view of the water pump with the seal #'s . Just sad to have lost 1 month of our already short riding season.