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looking for a water pump to buy for my 83 gl 1100 is the caltric pump worth its money


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When it comes to water pumps, ALLWAYS go OEM.(pump and gaskets) You have to be very meticulous when you change a water pump on these beasts. There are different lengths of bolts that need to be noted,and torque sequences that must be followed. After all that- you don't want to do it again after 6 months. I have no experience of the aforementioned brand, I would search online for reviews. Let us know how it comes out. Regards, Johnny
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What he said. Virtually every time someone comes on here to complain about a newly-installed water pump failing after only a few months, it's because they "saved a few dollars" by buying an aftermarket pump. You never hear about the OEM Honda pumps failing after only a few months (or years, for that matter).
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thanks i buying from saber cycle they sell oem pumps
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You might want to search saber cycle here before buying from them.
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johntwarren wrote: Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:56 am thanks i buying from saber cycle they sell oem pumps
No, they do not. They sell cheap Chinese knockoff water pumps. See in my post above where I mention about people buying cheap aftermarket water pumps that fail after a couple of months? I was actually referring specifically to Saber Cycle water pumps. They are well known for failing quickly.

Saber Cycle sells junk. You should probably read about other peoples' experiences with them before spending any money there: /Vendors/Saber-Cycle_880
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it does say "aftermarket" in the description. i would stay away from both the product and the supplier.
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ok if saber cycle is no good what about cyclemax, have you had any dealings with them , just talked to there sales dept and he said his was an oem honda part
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johntwarren wrote: Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:30 am ok if saber cycle is no good what about cyclemax, have you had any dealings with them , just talked to there sales dept and he said his was an oem honda part
Cyclemax is the best. Probably the most honest, upstanding Goldwing parts and accessories dealer on the Internet.


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