Water Pump

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Water Pump

Post by TAZZ » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:40 pm

Hi guys Question in the life of your Goldwing to you replace the water pump after 100,000 mile and the clutch if it does not need it. cause the Honda Dealer told me the you need the replace the water pump and clutch every 100,000 mile.

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Re: Water Pump

Post by virgilmobile » Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:52 pm

Need to....Should....I want to....Whatever the reason...
I suppose it wouldn't hurt....the pump does have a set of "finite lifespan" sealed roller bearings in it...They will last right up to the time they fail....when is the question...100k,150k,250k...Any bets..Wanna play it safe...or just find out
If you just want to do preventive work,replace the timing belts and every ounce of fluid in the entire bike.
Brakes and clutch included.

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Re: Water Pump

Post by Big Blue UK » Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:56 pm

Load of rubbish (my opinion), why not change the alternator, the starter, the silencers, the wheel bearings, the battery too just in case they pack in as well, don't go anywhere in case you have a puncture. Ok they may fail at some point miles from home, but so can anything else, that is what breakdown services are for.
If it ain't broke don't fix it.

But if you do a lot of long distance riding, cannot argue with prevention better than cure for peace of mind.

I agree with Virgilmobile

The only time I have ever done this is to one of my cars I spent ages dismantling trying to get tools in a space big enough for a lollipop stick, to get at the timing belt for routine replacement (remove engine mounts, jack up the engine). There was no way I was going to do all that again if the water pump packed in. It was right there exposed, so I changed it. Thank god I now have engines with chains
If at first you don't succeed, hide the evidence.

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