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Well, some of you may recall that my CX650 Custom is out of commission with some bad forks. While I was waiting on those forks, I thought I'd swap out my radiator as the one on it is damaged from the accident. The neck is bent and it's real hard to put on and remove the radiator cap. One of the three mounts was broken too. Anyways, I take off the radiator cap and get ready to remove the drain plug when I hear water dripping. What the...? So I look toward the back and the water is running right out of my weep hole for the water pump!



Son of a motherless goat!



Well, time to order up the parts and go read Shep's guide to water pump seal replacement! This time I'll try to take some pics and make some good notes to put up on my new CX650 Custom Infosite.
 

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You are only coming up against what many of us have which is the neglect of servicing these bikes have had being unused for many years.Once all these jobs are done these bikes can become boringly reliable.This was the case with me and why I built my 2nd one out of the original donor bike I had.



Twas a sunny day and I was tootling along my beloved English Country roads on my Main Ride CX(Pinky as she was known then) and my mind decided to rebel."Do you know?I've not done anything much to my bike for 3 years apart from routine maintenance" it said.It then planted the nagging thought that I should reclaim the other one,so I did




My main ride is now in the garage due to lack of money and getting a slow clean up and service and the old,"Lazarus" reclaimed is my main ride as per Avatar.



If you make the bikes a hobby then small faults and repairs mean nothing IMHO




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Still way cheaper than trying to keep a new motorcycle shop serviced to the Maker's book for warranty
 
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