Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Monrovia, Maryland, USA
Model: GL1800, GL1000
I decided to put in a 1200 spring chain tensioner. Ordered one from eBay. So now I am waiting for the oil pump studs and the spring chain tensioner. I know that I need to modify the chain shroud, any suggestions would be great
While I am waiting for the parts, I decided to clean and paint something else. I picked the front cover, oil filter and water pump. Inspecting the water pump, I realize that it takes two hands to turn the pump. Wow. So earlier I discussed that I thought the bike had cooling issues. One head gasket had been replaced, there was no thermostat, it really seems that the PO was struggling with overheating issues. I find a serious issue in the water pump. Try to free up the water pump, the vanes crumble, No problem, I will buy another. WOW those are a little pricey! But the water pump is a pretty important part. If I get the cooling under control it will be worthwhile.