Sand in Water Pump?
Posted January 15, 2009 - 12:50 AM
I have been reading all the posts for a while and just got my bike services. It is a Yamaha WR450f, 2005, and 481 miles.
It was sitting for a couple of years after my move to Vegas, and I only rode it one time up at Apex. During that ride, the rear tire got buried in the sand, and I had to push it out. The idle was running high the whole ride, and it was a short adventure.
Finally I took it into Sam, at Sam's Cycle Supply. Highly reputable, and great guys there. They fixed the clogged jets, and reported a broken water pump seal. The coolant system had a bunch of sand inside!
I am now confused, and he wanted to know what I was doing with this thing!
One trip to the dunes, and I managed to befuddle a professional mechanic. No answers, and no idea how this happened.
After this I am very leery of going anywhere near sand, so any advise would help. This just cost me $535.00, so I am not interested in repeating this.
Great forum, and I appreciate any replies,
Posted January 16, 2009 - 07:13 PM
Posted January 17, 2009 - 01:24 PM
sure it wasn't silica from high silica coolant that you shouldn't be running ,especially in a Yamaha .
i would just flush the cooling system and call it a day .
Posted January 23, 2009 - 06:48 PM
Posted January 23, 2009 - 11:14 PM
I thought the same thing, and unfortunately there is only one person I let ride it, and he works for me.
Sucks to think, but this validates why I trust few people in this world.
If I thought it, the mechanic is puzzled, and you thought it, then I am probably right...
Posted January 24, 2009 - 12:17 AM
More than likely that some d!ckhead sabotaged your bike by putting sand in through the radiator cap while you were otherwise occupied. Next question is, "who's pissed off at you"?
i thought it but didn't want to say it , who would seriously do that . and you would think they would do it in like the gas tank not rad cap .
Posted January 24, 2009 - 06:05 AM