Last night I changed my water pump. I got the CJDesigns kit and things went pretty smooth.
Open things up
seal is toast
the manual calls for heating the housing to 150C so I used to oven to get the bearings out
after about 10 minutes at 150C my IR temp reader reads about the right temperature near the bearings
first one just fell out and the second one needs the C clip removed
needed to make myself a special tool in order to torque the impeller
the hole is for the socket
I had never done it before but it was all pretty straight forward. This CJDesign kit says it's good for 30k miles so I hope that will last the preriding and the race.