I was replacing water pump seal today. First time on this bike - 31k miles. 2006.
Original stock, didnt go bad yet, but I had time.
When I was pulling the aluminum "tube" from the cover o-rings were not "together"(like in Pyndon's rebuild report on HOW), but on either side of the tube "bulge". It never leaked(visibly) from there and came that way from the factory.
Did anybody else had orings from factory installed the same way?
It may explain why I always had to add a little bit of coolant .
Here 2 pictures from Pyndons rebuild, clearly both o rings on the inside, so I installed it the same way.
Shaft looked just fine, no wear. But some milky stuff was between shaft bearings and seal - may be it was about to go.
Here is shaft:
here is milky stuff