Valkyrie water pump leak

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For ages Val had been leaking some coolant from under the water pump but as it always recovered from the radiator overflow bottle. I wasn’t too concerned and just made sure that there was always some extra coolant in the bottle to compensate. I initially thought it was the front cover/inlet housing oring so I had purchased one of those. I eventually noticed that the leak was coming from the top T outlet hose where it met the water pump. I installed a new hose clamp but that seemed to make it worse. I ordered a new T hose ($70 aud) as it is a moulded hose and I figured as it was 22 years old it wouldn’t hurt to buy a new one. When I pulled off the hose I found that the outlet neck on the water pump was corroded and I cleaned it up and spread silicon on it and reused the old (original hose). No more leaks. :salute:
I also put in a fresh set of spark plugs and managed to take Val for it’s first ride in about 3 months (hurt shoulder, chopped up fingers and eroded or wet driveway) out to Beaudesert Golf Club to meet up with a new mate from my hospital visit. I have saved the new hose for when I install a new water pump in the future. I did use the new cover plate oring. :good:
 

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Yep, the old Valkyries are getting long in the tooth as well! We’re starting to see things that we haven’t seen before. Glad you got it sorted out, Tony.

And I had forgotten about your fingers. Sounds like you’re healing up well. I’ll bet they’re still sensitive! Take care my friend.
 

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[url=https://classicgoldwings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=215601#p215601:1x71fzor said:
desertrefugee » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:11 am[/url]":1x71fzor]
... and it has a real alternator.
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That come off easily as well. :salute:
 

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That's one of the reasons I want to keep mine plus, there fun to ride.
 

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flash2002 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:21 am[/url]":1mlib42s]
That's one of the reasons I want to keep mine plus, there fun to ride.
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