Been away for a while...waterpump & brakes


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Been away for a while...waterpump & brakes

Post by Breyno » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:24 pm



Hi all,

At the start of the year I moved 700k away from my bike and have only been back once. I started it that one time (3 months ago) and noticed coolant leaking from the water pump. Now I replaced he water pump 2 years ago. I have been told that because it has been sitting for so long it will leak, and when ridden for a while, the pump could possibly seat itself again. Anyone have any suggestions here.
Also, the brakes felt really spongey, so i tried to bleed them, but for some reason the rear brakes wouldn't work. I only had a short timeframe that last visit, so I wasn't able to go right through the system. Any ideas.
I am hoping to go and get the bike next week and ride it back to my new home (I haven't had a garage until this week, and now I do).

I plan to do the oil and filter, coolant flush as well.

Ps Norma is a 93 GL1500A





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Re: Been away for a while...waterpump & brakes

Post by DenverWinger » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:59 am

First start of the year my '93 started dripping coolant there in the garage, left a nice little trail of coolant as I backed her out into the alley. I drove her around the neighborhood about 10 mins to warm her up, then returned home to see if I could find the source of the leak.

In that time the drip magically stopped, never to return.....

Don't forget the rear brake is linked to the left front caliper, which you have to bleed FIRST.
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Re: Been away for a while...waterpump & brakes

Post by Kepanomooney » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:02 am

I need to know how you bleed it?? Step by step would be appreciated

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Re: Been away for a while...waterpump & brakes

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:23 pm

The GL1500's often leak a bit of coolant over the winter months when the seals get cold. Once you start riding it, the leaks go away.

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Re: Been away for a while...waterpump & brakes

Post by Breyno » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:01 pm

Kepanomooney wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:02 am
I need to know how you bleed it?? Step by step would be appreciated
I always start with the front left calliper. Pump the brake, hold it and release the nipple, then do it again and again. Then move onto the rear.



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