WATER PUMP GL1100I


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OTTERCOMET
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WATER PUMP GL1100I

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Couple of questions:
1. Just started to notice a minor coolant drip from the weeper hole. I understand this is a warning that the water pump is starting to fail - what risk am I running if I continue riding without changing it out immediately; and any estimates on how long it will take to fail? Bike has 92K Kms on odometer (57K miles).
2. Articles I have read on this site suggest staying away from after-market pumps as there have been reliability issues. It would appear that I can get an OEM from a local dealer for approx. $230 Canadian ($175 US) - plus I would have to get the gasket set. Anyone got suggestions for a better source/price.


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Re: WATER PUMP GL1100I

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The leak doesn't necessarily mean the pump is failing. May just be a seal. Pull the pump and check the impeller shaft for excessive play before spending your money.
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Overdog
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Re: WATER PUMP GL1100I

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Here's where I got the kit to replace the pump on my 83 a few years ago...the price went up $10 since I did mine. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-1975-198 ... xyvSVRED9N It came with an OEM pump and OEM gaskets. Everything I needed and nothing that I didn't. I have read about instances where people uses aftermarket gaskets and the front cover gasket was thinner than OEM and it caused binding of the shifter drum and caused shifting problems.
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