which water pump

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by coconuttele, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. coconuttele

    coconuttele Adventurer

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    Age old question, go with the CJ Desighns or KTM Twins water pump kit? Any pros or cons out there?
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  2. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    I went with the CJ Designs shaft. It's obviously more expensive, but I just viewed it as good insurance. Three-year, 36K mile guarantee means that I shouldn't have to go back in to do this job again for at least three years. Worth it.

    Here's my old one:

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  3. pdxmotorhead

    pdxmotorhead Long timer

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    Looks JUST like the one I changed a couple weeks ago with 30K on it...

    Dave
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  4. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    The prior owner of my bike said it was changed when I bought the bike w/ 24K miles on it. I changed that shaft at 34K miles. I think it was original.
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  5. pdxmotorhead

    pdxmotorhead Long timer

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    The PO on my bike did not know that KTM's 950's had a water pump problem.. :roflMIne is a very very late 06 bought in 07..

    Red seal came out in pieces...

    Cheers
    Dave
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  6. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    Mine got kaput at 80k kms, so it is possible your PO had no clue. Especially if he is not reading OC.
    Cheers.
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  7. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Any metallurgists out there in the tribe?

    Can anyone identify what would have caused this within 700 miles?

    Just interested to know that is all.

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