Gray or Black?
What color is the rubber you found? The OEM water pump seal is battleship-gray, and it's the shaft that wears grooves into it which allows the coolant/oil exchange past the seal lips- the lips take a beating & wear so it needs replaced at the same time to maintain a tight seal
If the bits are black more likely cam chain guides...
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'87 KLR650 - +170K miles
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