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Old 05-06-2013, 04:01 PM   #76
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you were in the right side cover already so you know whats involved. the mechanical seal would be the leaker. I doubt it will fix itself but you never know... meeby a piece of crud in there somehow. I'd be tempted to drive it a few days & see. when they fail on the road rather than doing an immediate fix you just keep adding coolant.... been done more than a few times, some guys going thousands of miles

the seals come out pretty easy. they go in pretty easy too but make sure the mechanical seal (the steel shell part) is square in the bore. the seal isn't quite like diagrams you see. the shoulder isn't as square cut... more rounded... hard to describe. point is, you can be fooled if you dont watch it close when you seat it. if it is cocked off a bit it will eventually squeel. when the bike gets hot it will howl like a dry bearing, and it sounds like it's in the top end because of how sound travels in the engine. I've seen a couple, 1st one drove me nuts until I figured it out. the seal had a couple thousand miles on it too. another symptom is a squeek during shut down... 1 chirp just as the engine quits turning. even that though is only an annoyance.... until it starts really pissing


ps..... sounds like shes running good.... good job
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:52 PM   #77
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So far so good! Really loving the extra power, feels like a solid build. I am working with a very minor leak coming from the of the bottom of the water pump cover plate through the drainage outlet passage (A). I ordered a new oil seal and a new mechanical seal and all of the necessary hardware with it.


Dont forget the O ring too!
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:50 AM   #78
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Is it water or oil, or both? Sounds like you got all your seals on the way. Removing the seals without scoring the surfaces can be tricky... There is a garage made puller shown on the procedure on MarkNet. I have only driven them out with no problems but you might want to check it out. Congrats on the rebuild!!

Mark made one of those at a techday one time, it's the way to go.

Nice guy too.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:47 AM   #79
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Is it water or oil, or both? Sounds like you got all your seals on the way. Removing the seals without scoring the surfaces can be tricky... There is a garage made puller shown on the procedure on MarkNet. I have only driven them out with no problems but you might want to check it out. Congrats on the rebuild!!
Looks like just oil. Will look into it!

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you were in the right side cover already so you know whats involved. the mechanical seal would be the leaker. I doubt it will fix itself but you never know... meeby a piece of crud in there somehow. I'd be tempted to drive it a few days & see. when they fail on the road rather than doing an immediate fix you just keep adding coolant.... been done more than a few times, some guys going thousands of miles
I've put about a 100 miles on it and have been watching the oil like a hawk...it's still leaking at about the same rate with the right side of the lower frame and skid plate being sprayed pretty good. I was hoping it would work itself out, too, but no such luck! The parts are in at the Kawi dealership...so I'll pick them up this weekend!
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:51 AM   #80
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yep.... change em. can't do the oil seal without doing the mechanical seal since the oil seal is underneath
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