gl1200 water pump question


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gl1200 water pump question

Postby skier » Tue May 03, 2016 9:22 am



I changed my timing belts on my '87 gl1200 this spring, and had the water pump outlet cover removed. The blades on the pump are metal, so my pump has been changed at some time in the past. I could feel a small amount of play when grabbing the blades with my fingers, and could see the play when looking closely. So, the question is.....is a bit of play normal, or should the shaft be tight? No leaks out the weep hole, temp gauge is at normal position. 120k miles on the bike, but don't know how many miles are on the water pump. I'm riding up into Canada later this summer, so am thinking I should tear things apart again and change the pump.



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Re: gl1200 water pump question

Postby flash1942 » Tue May 03, 2016 9:52 am

Replace the pump! Should not be any play at all. Get it and proper gaskets at Cyclemax.

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Re: gl1200 water pump question

Postby twocams » Tue May 03, 2016 10:01 am

I would change it just for piece of mind. Is it to loose, will it make it the whole trip. I would change ASAP so you can have a few miles on the new pump before U leave. Incase there are some problems with it. I have never seen a water pump that had play....and didnt change.


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Re: gl1200 water pump question

Postby skier » Tue May 03, 2016 12:10 pm

Thanks for the replies. What you've said confirmed my feelings about it. Ride safe.




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