GL1200 water pump


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rzaugg
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1989 GL1500 Aspencade

GL1200 water pump

Postby rzaugg » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:45 pm



Has anyone here ever attempted to rebuild the 1200 water pump? Long story short, had overheating issue when I bought it, found sludge in oil, putting head gaskets in it, just questioning internal engine condition and don't want to put $180.00 pump if engine not worth it's weight anymore and front seal on pump is cracked.

P.S. No choice on the head gaskets, previous owner had right side head off and decided that Hi temp RTV was a suitable repair with a used gasket. There should be a law against people that do that.



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virgilmobile
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Re: GL1200 water pump

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:06 am

I did a few.
Broke one impeller.Damaged one shaft.
fortunatly it was just for fun.The shaft was the hardest to get out.One was easy,the next was almost seized.Removing the bearings is like replacing wheel bearings.Stick a small rod through one and tap out the opposite side.
removing the front bearing destroyes the front ceramic seal.
Then you gotta tap/press the new parts back in.Not to bad if you take your time and go easy.There's ony 3 parts.2bearings and a seal.snap ring holds it.
I had a spare just in case.Be sure you can get parts first.

rzaugg
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1989 GL1500 Aspencade

Re: GL1200 water pump

Postby rzaugg » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:24 pm

Thanks for the info


Got any P/Ns for the seal and/or bearings? Did you look outside of Honda?


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