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Well, water pump failing on my 05 gl1800 for some time now, gradually the bike started overheating after less and less time stuck in traffic. Telltale fluid on the garage floor in that area from time to time, etc.

So, with the trusty clymer manual it looks deceptively easy, it keeps referring you to other chapters to remove different components to get to the pump. Finally, my wing is in pieces all over the floor, but the manual assures me this can be done with the engine in the bike. Pullled the old pump out rewarded with a horrible squeaking sound when turning the impeller, so was glad to know it wasn't all imagination.

In the process of putting everything back together again and fingers crossed the bike will actually start!

Chris
 

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Good luck. Hope you don't end up with extra parts laying around. Let us know how it works out and if you think it was worth the effort to do yourself or have done by a shop...
 

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Agree with what TWW says 100%. The pump on my sportbike is easily accessed, but I fear the Wing and all the things you mention:eek:
 

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Good job Chris. Congrats, now your good for another 7 years...
 

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ya know the saving the money is a biggy but with me when i go thru the whole teardown and putting all back together inch by and making sure its all done right. And then VROOM! And everything is perrrfect. Its the over all accomplishment of the whole job and being able to hit the road without a worry cause I know I did it right. Pat yourself on the back is the greatest feel....Great Job Bullseye
 

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Sweet bullseye. I have the official Honda Service Manual and even with that I would have second thoughts digging that deep. You did it with a Clymer's Manual.You're good !
 

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its nice to hear you can still do some of your own work, seems hard to be able to do these days with sooo much electronics. awesome job bud, keep an eye on the temp gauge for a bit
 

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Well done, bullseye! As cpwomer said, it's not just the saving of money, but the satisfaction of doing the job right. And, it allows (forces) you to know your Wing "intimately". :eek::D
 
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