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czapa

water pump problem

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hi there

its 2006 wr 450 380 miles on it, that's how i bought it

did not ride it, try to start last month and theres a short leak of coolant around the water pump area.could it happen to almost new bike?

o and the header is turning crazy red very quick.

looks like cooling system doesn't work ,right?

do i need to replace the whole thing or just some seals?

thanks

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WR's are notorious for bad waterpump shafts. Plan to rebuild it. You can get an aftermarket impeller/shaft. I've read that they're better than stock, but I don't personally know.

The header will turn red if the bike is run but isn't moving. Once there's airflow over the header, the Ti will cool down pretty quick.

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I'm kinda pissed, I'm in the same boat. Brand new bike, less than 100 miles on it when it started leaking. Wish I would have caught it before the 30 day warranty was up. That will teach me to buy a bike at the end of the riding season.

Seems to be bullpuckey to me.

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You might want to call Yamaha customer service and talk to them. I had an issue a few years back with my son's TTR that the shop we bought it from told us was not covered under warranty. I called Yamaha and talked to a rep about it and they took care of it. Writing an actual snail mail letter is not a bad idea either.

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Does anyone know which excact parts do I need to get for the water pump problem or should I take apart my pump first and then see what I need?

Thanks for any info and advices

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take it apart 1st. but id replace everything anyways. its not expensive.

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