Water pump $$$$$


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Water pump $$$$$

Postby storm401 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:26 pm



Hey i am Doc from Doc's Hawg Shop in Pagosa Springs Colorado i need some help please i need to know how may hours it take to change a water pump on a 1985 GL1200.



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Re: Water pump $$$$$

Postby made2care » Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:16 pm

I replaced mine on my 87 interstate and it took me most of the day. the most time consuming part was removing the gasket/residue from the engine cover. you have to take your time with this, taking precaution not to nick the aluminum.
Also, ,make a cardboard template for all the bolts and get the correct gasket kit.
Good luck.
FYI, mine came out nicely, no leaks :D

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Re: Water pump $$$$$

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:37 am

I agree - of course the first time through takes longer just simply due to unfamiliarity with the procedure. But that cleaning of old gasket material, both on the cover and on the engine block, takes forever, and really needs to be done gently and carefully. I spent hours getting the gasket off of mine. Tolerances and clearances of the shift mechanism behind the cover are measured in thou's, so messing this up (or using a thin, crap aftermarket gasket, like a Saber Cycle gasket) will end up binding the shift mechanism on the inside of the cover.

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Re: Water pump $$$$$

Postby storm401 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:11 pm

the pump is all done i just dont know how many hours to charge for?

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Re: Water pump $$$$$

Postby storm401 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:15 pm

Thank you all for your reply's but again i finished the job now dont know what the book says on hours to charge for this was my first Goldwing water pump so it took longer than it should have also i worked it a little throughout Friday Saturday and Sunday.

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Re: Water pump $$$$$

Postby trike lady » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:36 pm

This article is for the 1100 http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/mc-ho ... -pump.aspx, now they do say the following:
Although not technically complicated, replacing a GL's water pump requires patience, so plan accordingly. More experienced wrenches can probably complete the job in under three hours, but if you're an average weekend warrior, make it easy on yourself and spread it out over two days. That'll give you plenty of time for cleanup and unanticipated issues.
I.M.B.B.A. Technician II Certified

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Re: Water pump $$$$$

Postby storm401 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:44 pm

Thank you trike lady that helps i dont want to get underpaid or over charge. i opened my own shop because i got tired of others getting over charged for work because of high overhead. i am a little shop my rates are $60 an hour

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Re: Water pump $$$$$

Postby storm401 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:06 am

Thank you everyone the replied. it is my understanding that most dealers or other shops usaly charge 3 to 4 hours and then it depends on all the accessories that will determine on how long as well.
Again thank you very much for the help




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