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09-12-2018 03:05 PM
09RappySE You will "probably" be fine.....I am sure it is a Teflon/O ring rotating face and they do tend to dry out if they sit. To be honest, I think I made two weekend trips before I finally replaced mine, it was dripping more often but nothing that can't be monitored. If I was planning on a "away" from camp ride, I would replace it before I went because,....you have no idea how "lucky" I am.
08-28-2018 06:47 AM
M_Quick If you can, I'd do just as Rappy did. Buy a new pump, replace it. And then order the eBay seal kit, to rebuild your original, and save as a spare. Or atleast buy the new pump and replace before your trip. If nothing else your mind will be at ease.

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08-28-2018 05:36 AM
Footy Thanks to both of you (Rappy & Quick) for your reply. I want to clarify my situation. I will be riding in WV for 3 days in 1 month from now. I am just wondering if this need to be addressed before I ride? The service manual does state that a drip is normal from the weep hose. I am now more concerned because I saw a new drop of coolant when the engine had not even been started. So I suppose it will drip even without pressure from the water pump operating? I have never had a water pump failure on a bike or atv so I do not know if these will fail all at once or gradually. What would you do in this situation? I don't mind buying the new pump if necessary.
I do not want to be working on this in WV.
08-27-2018 04:36 PM
09RappySE
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I don't see it listed in the parts schematics?



Me either, I would call Honda, I can't believe they replace a whole pump when the seal goes.
08-27-2018 03:30 PM
M_Quick
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You could do that, and the seal could fail 20 miles down the trail, I bought a whole pump and repaired the old one as a spare. The seal is very easy to replace. I got to believe you can order the seal from Honda.

I don't see it listed in the parts schematics?


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I noticed today that the drip has occurred again and my 700 has not even been started in weeks. I thought it was only leaking after the engine was running but I guess it is weeping while just sitting.

Partzilla shows $120.75 ships in 2-3 days, meaning they really don't have it! I'd try the seal kit off eBay 1st. Or used pumps on there for like $32 but then again you have a used pump.
08-26-2018 09:09 PM
Footy I noticed today that the drip has occurred again and my 700 has not even been started in weeks. I thought it was only leaking after the engine was running but I guess it is weeping while just sitting.
08-25-2018 08:10 PM
09RappySE
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I may not do anything except keep an eye on the fluid level and how much drips out.


You could do that, and the seal could fail 20 miles down the trail, I bought a whole pump and repaired the old one as a spare. The seal is very easy to replace. I got to believe you can order the seal from Honda.
08-25-2018 06:41 AM
Footy The parts to rebuild the water pump are not available from Honda or RMATV. They will sell the entire pump for $130 and up. I did find a water pump seal kit on ebay for $17. Not sure which way I want to go at the moment. I may not do anything except keep an eye on the fluid level and how much drips out.
08-23-2018 01:53 PM
09RappySE If you are getting coolant out of your weep hole, you water pump mechanical seal is going and will need to be replaced. If it is just a drop every now and then, I would keep an eye on your coolant overflow so it does not run low and plan to change it in the near future as it will only get worse over time.
08-23-2018 08:13 AM
mumbauer If it's squeezed as in it can't flow, then yes. You can drill a hole in the skid plate to let the hose go through, or cut the hose short and have the coolant sit on the skid plate (or find a way to re-route it).
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