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#980492 - 02/19/17 12:17 PM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: George]  
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Originally Posted By: George
My bike has only 5000 miles and came back to me from the dealer like the picture below, took it back to them, they said they could not find anything??? I have it well documented and I will be keeping my eye on it I think.



Have you check the coolant and oil levels?
That doesn't look anything like Coolant to me.

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#980498 - 02/19/17 01:45 PM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: George]  
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That does not look like coolant. Seems to be an oil leak that has collected dirt. Whatever it is, I'd find another dealer to work on my bike and refer the old dealer to my optometrist.

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#980500 - 02/19/17 02:14 PM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: George]  
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That looks more like oil than coolant? I would carefully monitor my oil sight glass for ANY white/milky buildup.

#980522 - 02/19/17 03:47 PM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: RTinNC]  
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Agree with what others stated. That is not what I had seen on my bike. My was blue coolant and not at all oil like.


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#980687 - 02/21/17 06:22 PM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: RTinNC]  
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I agree with the others ,likely not coolant does look like oil. I'd document it with a photo then clean it off and see if it happens again, I'd also be looking for a new dealer .

#980719 - 02/21/17 10:30 PM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: strataj]  
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Could possibly be an exhaust leak.

#980735 - 02/22/17 02:03 AM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: strataj]  
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Looks like leaking front shock or fork seals.


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#980740 - 02/22/17 02:47 AM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: Bernie]  
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The shaft that drives the water pump has a water seal on one side of the "weep hole" and an oil seal on the other side. The oil seal is leaking or was leaking. Either coolant or engine oil can weep out that hole.

#980854 - 02/23/17 10:37 AM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: George]  
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Originally Posted By: George
My bike has only 5000 miles and came back to me from the dealer like the picture below, took it back to them, they said they could not find anything??? I have it well documented and I will be keeping my eye on it I think.




Out of all the comments made on leaking water pumps, yours is the ONLY one I would really endorse you pursue. This looks like an issue that needs resolving. Whether it be a leaky exhaust, seeping head gasket, or oil migrating from that hole - for sure it needs investigating.

#980901 - 02/23/17 10:19 PM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: AndyS]  
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On my new 2017 GS, I have a few drops coming out of this little nipple above the oil filter.





I do not see the weep hole that is shown above on my motor.


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