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After synchronizing the the carbs yesterday, I discoveredthat asmall puddle of oil had dripped out from the water pump weep. I had the bike running up on the center stand for about 45 mins.I cleaned up the oil mess, took ashort spin to verify the carb work, and parked it on the center stand. When I came back about an hour later, there was NO oil leaking. ???? I'm assuming this means the seals are starting to go on the water pump, or is it something else? Any ideas?

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Hi Keystone742 Sounds like an o-ring may be ready for replacement. I imagine the motor was a lot warmer sitting there idling for 45 minutes then it cooled down with your test ride. There are 2 o-rings on the water pump body. Depending on which ring fails determines if you are leaking oil or antifreeze.

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There are actually three places the oil could come from; the screws that hold the pump on(there are washers that can leak or may be missing), the oil seal(not an o-ring it's a true seal) and last the o-rings on the back of the water pump.

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There are actually three places the oil could come from; the screws that hold the pump on(there are washers that can leak or may be missing), the oil seal(not an o-ring it's a true seal) and last the o-rings on the back of the water pump.

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I would stick a piece of wire in the weep hole to make sure it's clear.
If it's clear and there isn't anymore signs of oil or coolant dripping then ride the bike every chance you get and keep an eye on it.

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I rodeit for a few hours today, and looked at the ground everywhere I parked. No oil spots. Of course that was using the kick stand, and it didn't leak back in the barn at home either. Of course it might be dripping while going down the road, and I'd never see it, but the underside of the motor doesn't look "wet", just dirty. So, for now I'll just keep an eye on it and order a seal kit for it and when I get the chance I'll replace the seals. She is 23 yrs old and every 23 yr. old female I know is kind of high maintenance, but well worth having.

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Thanks a lot AZ for reminding me!!!

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There are actually three places the oil could come from; the screws that hold the pump on(there are washers that can leak or may be missing), the oil seal(not an o-ring it's a true seal) and last the o-rings on the back of the water pump.

read here. https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/28482.htm

That link doesn't work. Can you try it again? I want to read it. Thanks

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Hi Guys,Now I have a bona-fide oil leak comming from that weep hole. I ride a 1984 A1200 with 21K on it.. I'm thinking front crank seal or some such. What's the drill on fixing it? Started about a month ago (100 miles or so). I smell it while I'm riding and it leaves about a 4 inch spot when parked. Ialso found the link to the discussion will not load.



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