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Old 06-29-2013, 01:26 PM   #31
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Wouldn't you know it. My warranty runs out and this happens.Scheduled appointment for Friday to replace the pump.
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:26 PM   #32
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Wow! Stumbled on this thread today. Just got my 2012 F650GS Twin less than a week ago. Rode it home....84 miles and as I was inspecting it, I saw a little white stream on side of the engine. Looked at it and could see it came out of a little hole.

I wiped it off, thinking that it must be some kind of overflow, but didn't know why it was white.

Very hot here. Upper 90's all week. I have less than 200 miles on bike today and saw a tiny bit that had leaked out when I got home.

I'm making a note of this and when I go in for my 600 mile check, I'll report it.

I was just hoping it would be nothing. But.....already a water pump replacement??!! Hard to believe!!
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:53 PM   #33
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Relax Mr Longhandle.

Having PDI'd over 100 GS Twins fresh from the crate, I don't remember any that DIDN'T leak on the first ride. Let the dynamic seals break in. If it still leaks by the 600 then tell the Dealer to have a pump brought in before you get there. Most don't stock them since it's not a common problem.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:36 PM   #34
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Is yurs a brand new f650gs twin? If yes I'm so surprise why they (bmw) didnt replace it when it out fr the factory. But after the change of WP it will be ok.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:44 PM   #35
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Calcium Appearance

Kinda looks like the calcium in the water. Is there water and coolant in there?
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:03 AM   #36
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If someone has a better place to put this, lemme know.

So my water pump started leaking out of the weep hole.
With all the research I could find, most people either had it fixed under warranty or chose not to do anything till it got worse.

I couldn't find any info on how to fix this so I decided to try myself.
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Kelsow,

Where did you source the orings from? Is that standard BMW parts, and could you maybe post the part numbers, please?

Sat the 28296 orings, but not sure if that is the part numbers.

Thanks.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:34 AM   #37
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Kelsow's going to be doing that again soon. I heard there's a WP in the mail.

Rigalo, get all your PN's here:

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx

And a couple of notes:

The BMW special tool to remove the impellor IS a set of needle nose pliers according to the BMW CD.

If you end up removing the steel gear from the cam you need to heat the hell out of it to loosen the Loctite or you'll break the bolt, as I did.
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:39 PM   #38
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Wow! Stumbled on this thread today. Just got my 2012 F650GS Twin less than a week ago. Rode it home....84 miles and as I was inspecting it, I saw a little white stream on side of the engine. Looked at it and could see it came out of a little hole.

I wiped it off, thinking that it must be some kind of overflow, but didn't know why it was white.

Very hot here. Upper 90's all week. I have less than 200 miles on bike today and saw a tiny bit that had leaked out when I got home.

I'm making a note of this and when I go in for my 600 mile check, I'll report it.

I was just hoping it would be nothing. But.....already a water pump replacement??!! Hard to believe!!

Mine weeps from the, umm, weep hole when it is very hot - stop/start commuting above 35C. I'd not panic. Yet.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:48 PM   #39
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had mine 4 yrs no wp leaks.....looks like birdshit wash it.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:50 AM   #40
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Kelsow's going to be doing that again soon. I heard there's a WP in the mail.

Rigalo, get all your PN's here:

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx

And a couple of notes:

The BMW special tool to remove the impellor IS a set of needle nose pliers according to the BMW CD.

If you end up removing the steel gear from the cam you need to heat the hell out of it to loosen the Loctite or you'll break the bolt, as I did.
Thanks Dude, I appreciate.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:24 PM   #41
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Update: if you leave your bike parked where ants can get it, they remove the white marks for you. No idea what's in the coolant but the ants in my yard found it, liked it, ate it. Now I'm slightly paranoid they will have made their way into the coolant reservoir - as I'm about to trade the bike, I'm not game to look...
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:20 AM   #42
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Update: if you leave your bike parked where ants can get it, they remove the white marks for you. No idea what's in the coolant but the ants in my yard found it, liked it, ate it. Now I'm slightly paranoid they will have made their way into the coolant reservoir - as I'm about to trade the bike, I'm not game to look...
Very cool! If you see them again get a picture!
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:16 AM   #43
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Very cool! If you see them again get a picture!
Sadly they're gone and so is any evidence of white marks under the water pump

Saved me a final wash though!
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:48 PM   #44
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Relax Mr Longhandle.

Having PDI'd over 100 GS Twins fresh from the crate, I don't remember any that DIDN'T leak on the first ride. Let the dynamic seals break in. If it still leaks by the 600 then tell the Dealer to have a pump brought in before you get there. Most don't stock them since it's not a common problem.
Well, Reaver, you were right. It is now 6 months later and 5,000 miles and has not leaked a drop since.
So far all is good with the 2012 F650GS. Only thing I question now is how it starts. It used to start on the first second I pushed the starter button. The it would hesitate like it was straining and then turn over. Always starts and doesn't do it all the time. Brought it to dealer and could find nothing. Said oi happens sometimes depending on positioning of "something" (I forgot) when I stop.
Just disconcerting.
Thanks for clearing up the leak issue!
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:26 PM   #45
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I think Reaver is screwing off in South America ...
So I'll fill in and he can critique my reply later ...

I'll be what the dealer was saying was that if one of the pistons was coming up on the compression stroke then it makes the engine harder to turn over and that was what you might be experiencing ...

So yeah, but ... did they tell you what they checked before waving you on?

Load test of battery, check of electrical connections, starter relay condition, and starter motor current draw would have been a good start.

The OEM batteries are not known for longevity, so there's a good chance it's starting to slack off after what 2 years or so....?


I have a whole fleet of vehicles and have been comtemplating buying one of these:
http://www.cloreautomotive.com/uploa...41-029-000.pdf

but can't figure out if they are snake oil or trustworthy....
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