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#980101 - 02/13/17 07:54 AM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: RTinNC]
realshelby Offline
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I won't say to not replace the pump. I will say that from all I have read, there is a VERY GOOD chance your pump will stop leaking sooner than later. Personally, I would rather not tear into an engine for a water pump. There is no guarantee the new one won't leak, that has already been documented. Hopz has been through this, probably has more input on it from other owners than most anyone. Maybe someone else can say for sure, but I was under the impression that the water pump design has NOT been changed?
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#980107 - 02/13/17 09:19 AM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: RTinNC]
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#980160 - 02/13/17 06:31 PM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: RTinNC]
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Dealer and riding buddies all tell me their experience is that once the pump is replaced they have not seen one leak. Like I said I trust my dealer as they have always done me right. They have also replaced a number of them.
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#980176 - 02/14/17 04:20 AM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: RTinNC]
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n the other hand, most riders who have had a leaking pump says it stops leaking! That means no one tampers with your bike and so less chance for scratches, dings, and more riding time. Win, win, win.

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#980239 - 02/14/17 11:18 PM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: AndyS]
RTinNC Offline
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Originally Posted By: AndyS
n the other hand, most riders who have had a leaking pump says it stops leaking! That means no one tampers with your bike and so less chance for scratches, dings, and more riding time. Win, win, win.


I totally agree and as anal as I am that is a concern for me too. But as I said my dealer is really good.
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#980264 - 02/15/17 04:26 PM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: RTinNC]
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OK ... OK .... OK ... based on all the "expert" feedback I just made an appt. with my dealer for some other stuff but told him I'd like to give the pump another couple 1000 miles before we swap it out. He was fine with that but if it still is a problem he'd be happy to swap it. Once I get retired in 5 weeks I will be adding considerable miles to the RT thumbsup
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#980284 - 02/16/17 06:56 AM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: RTinNC]
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I think you made a good choice. Still leaves replacement as an option.
Go out and put some miles on it. Everything I see about this tells me it is likely to totally quit seeping ( really not a full blown leak ). At any rate, never heard of one losing enough coolant to be any issue.
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#980287 - 02/16/17 07:09 AM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: RTinNC]
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I'm joining the chorus with my 2015 RT. I had a few drops at my first real service (6k.) I took pics, and asked the dealer to document my complaint. Now I'm closing in on 30k and haven't seen a drop since, including some pretty spirited riding. So this pretty much echos the others in here. It's disconcerting at first, but then it goes away.

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#980329 - 02/16/17 04:57 PM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: moshe_levy]
RTinNC Offline
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Originally Posted By: moshe_levy
I'm joining the chorus with my 2015 RT. I had a few drops at my first real service (6k.) I took pics, and asked the dealer to document my complaint. Now I'm closing in on 30k and haven't seen a drop since, including some pretty spirited riding. So this pretty much echos the others in here. It's disconcerting at first, but then it goes away.

-MKL


I am counting on it!! But being as anal as I am I carry my spray polish and check at each stop ... HA!! But taking photos of any leaks. Will keep you posted.

Thanks all. I will work on being patient. The good news is I can't see the drips when riding!!
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#980490 - 02/19/17 02:07 AM Re: Water Pump Question [Re: RTinNC]
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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.


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