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Old 07-22-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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ok, i finally got around to replacing my thermostat and it turns out it wasn't the cause of my overheating issue. i was wondering if there is anyway to test my current water pump before i buy another and it turns out not to be the cause
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ok, i finally got around to replacing my thermostat and it turns out it wasn't the cause of my overheating issue. i was wondering if there is anyway to test my current water pump before i buy another and it turns out not to be the cause
Does your radiator pressure up when the bike warms up?
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Does your radiator pressure up when the bike warms up?
yea i think so, i even tried burping it again and it did the usual overflow thing so i figured this means it was working correctly. i tried to push and feel the hoses on the water pump and i couldnt tell if it was working at all.
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yea i think so, i even tried burping it again and it did the usual overflow thing so i figured this means it was working correctly. i tried to push and feel the hoses on the water pump and i couldnt tell if it was working at all.
Do you hear your fans come on?

Sounds like the pump is working.
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Do you hear your fans come on?

Sounds like the pump is working.
yea the fan comes on fine... i had a chain break not to long ago and the chain jammed around the front sprocket. tony from h.o.p. recommended i check my thermo, and i was told by patrick it could be the water pump thats why i went there next.
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Leave cap off and start bike, you should see flow through the return line, perhaps some bubbling.
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If the bike wasn't overheating before the chain broke it would be extremely unlikely that the thermostat would fail simultaneously.
If I remember correctly your chain dented the water pump housing, correct?
More than likely the impeller is jammed.
Pull the pump assy and make sure the jack shaft that drives the water pump off the oil pump isn't sheared.
Also disassemble the water pump and verify that the impeller isn't jammed up on the housing.
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If the bike wasn't overheating before the chain broke it would be extremely unlikely that the thermostat would fail simultaneously.
If I remember correctly your chain dented the water pump housing, correct?
More than likely the impeller is jammed.
Pull the pump assy and make sure the jack shaft that drives the water pump off the oil pump isn't sheared.
Also disassemble the water pump and verify that the impeller isn't jammed up on the housing.
Yea there is a very small scratch/dent from the chain on the water pump. I'll be going to the pump next, when i get a chance...
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