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Gery

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Hi there again,

 

After putting almost 75k miles on my '06 F650GS, I noticed a water coolant leak by the weephole beneath the impeller cover. Looks like I need to replace my water pump repair kit including seal bearings. Is anybody on the Forum have an experience replacing the water pump repair kit? Please guide me...

 

I am planning to ride my F650GS at the Torrey Gathering this coming end of September 28-30. Bob Pallin mentioned with me on my last visit with him that he is planning to take us a tour on Utah's famous Moab dirts and I don't want to miss it. Please help me to keep my F650GS rolling onto dirts...

 

Live to ride,

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+1 to the Chaingang. They have an EXTENSIVE FAQ list that tells all about the Water Pump. If you got 75K out of a water pump on a 650 you are doing well. 40K seems to be about normal for them so far with some going as early as 10K and some like yours with over 75 K.

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Have you tried f650.com ( The chain Gang ) ?

 

O.K., I found the homepage of "The Chain Gang" and will start to browse it. Hope I can find some instruction on how to replace the water pump kit.

 

BTW, I just opened the the impeller cover case and found out that the impeller is spinning freely. That means that there's something wrong with the impeller shaft and really need to remove the cluch cover to repair the water pump impeller.

 

Wish me luck...

 

Ride to live,

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After putting almost 75k miles on my '06 F650GS, I noticed a water coolant leak by the weephole beneath the impeller cover. Looks like I need to replace my water pump repair kit including seal bearings. Is anybody on the Forum have an experience replacing the water pump repair kit?

I cannot answer for the 650, but a few years ago I replaced the pump seal on my K100, and it was pretty obvious. I never neven bothered to look in the Haynes manual to do it. Just took the pump apart, pulled out the old seal, cleaned up the metal seat, and pressed in a new one. Where a sealer is called for, use "Permatex Grey" silicone, which is an easy to get compatible replacement for the "Drei-Bond" that BMW calls for.

 

By the way, as a useless fact-of-the-day, "Drei" in German means "three". Drei Bond is actually a product made by the Japanese silicone specialist company "Three Bond". So if you buy the official (i.e. expensive) BMW silicone sealer, you are actually buying (at an inflated price) a Japanese product.

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By the way, as a useless fact-of-the-day, "Drei" in German means "three". Drei Bond is actually a product made by the Japanese silicone specialist company "Three Bond". So if you buy the official (i.e. expensive) BMW silicone sealer, you are actually buying (at an inflated price) a Japanese product.

 

O.K., I will try to check that "Drei Bond" on our local auto shops here in San Diego California. Hope to save some cents for gas...

 

BTW, I just read on how to replace the water pump repair kit on The Chain Gang but their procedures apply only to classic F650GS models beyond year 2000. I have an '06 F650GS and I am confused if i really need to remove fuel tank prior the removal of clutch cover where to access he water pump. Is there any updated procedures working on latest F650GS models?

 

Ride safe,

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BTW, I just read on how to replace the water pump repair kit on The Chain Gang but their procedures apply only to classic F650GS models beyond year 2000. I have an '06 F650GS and I am confused if i really need to remove fuel tank prior the removal of clutch cover where to access he water pump. Is there any updated procedures working on latest F650GS models?

 

Maybe I can bother Jamie & Leslie to help me out this coming weekend if they are in town...

 

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Oh, Gery! I wish we could be of help BUT

 

1. We have no experience with the F650

 

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2. Jamie's bike is still waiting to be fully reassembled before we take off for the Unrally on Thursday. In between now and then Jamie has four 24 hour shifts to work and a full day away from home on Friday and Sunday.

 

So, no time or expertise--that would make us pretty useless to you right now! If he had any time, I know Jamie would take a look for you but it would be brand new territory.

 

You could always try a post in Ride Planning to see if there is anyone in the area who could help.

 

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Oh, Gery! I wish we could be of help Good Luck wave.gif

 

Hi Leslie,

 

Looks like I cannot make to the Unrally due to some works I need to do on my F650GS. In addition, I am still doing some browsing on the internet to replace my front & rear shocks on my R1150RT (still undecided if I want to install the shorter or standard shocks).

 

Hoping I could finish my bike projects and make to our Torrey Gathering this coming end of September...

 

Ride safe,

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