riding with a bad water pump gasket ???

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Postby beeds3000 » 05:15 pm Jul 01 2006

Well I just found out that my water pump gasket is most likely bad because after a short ride my fresh oil turns milky. but all my buddies and I are going riding on Tuesday the fourth, but none of the shops are open until the 5th. so If I bring a few things of oil and just change it like every hour or so do you think I would be ok ???
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Postby Indawoods » 05:46 pm Jul 01 2006

You should be fine...
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Postby IdahoCharley » 10:06 am Jul 03 2006

It does not take much antifreeze or water to turn the oil milky. My concern is what the heck are you going to do with the wasted oil (milky oil) out on the trail? Catch it and put it back into plastic bottles to be transported home - yeh right!

If your radiator coolant level is not dropping significantly in an 3-4 hours of riding I would not attempt to change out the oil on the trail. If it is dropping significantly then park the bike until it can be fixed.

If you decide you must ride then ride the bike then change out the oil at the end of the day and drop the coolant out of the bike at the same time to prevent further contamination. A little water in the oil while you are running will not cause oxidation of your high carbon steel components within your tranmission but if you leave it in the bike while it is sitting still (like parked for a day or two) oxidation will start to take place.
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Postby beeds3000 » 07:32 pm Jul 03 2006

I was going to change the oil when we were back at the truck eating lunch, just catch it in a one gallon milk jug. and bring it home.
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Postby IdahoCharley » 10:55 pm Jul 03 2006

Well beeds3000 I owe you, and offer you - an apology for my smart ass remark - Please accept it.

I would say if your radiator overflow catch jar doesn't drop more than 1/4 during your first half of the ride you liikely don't need to change the oil until your done riding. I'am no expert in lubication properties of oil and antifreeze but I've seen many bikes that have sucked water and leaked antifreeze into the transmission oil and did not suffer any long term affects. Big thing in my mind is to not let it sit for an extended period prior to draining out the contaminated oil.

Have fun on your ride - meanwhile I will be painting a laundry room. :sad:
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Postby beeds3000 » 10:23 pm Jul 04 2006

I didn't think it was a smart ass comment, I actually wrote that saying, I would change it in the parking lot but I prob. was just gonna go back in the woods and let the quart out on the ground, (hey it comes from the ground to begin with just putting it back from where it came from right ???) but ya we rode for 7 hours didn't loose any coolant and it ran fine I never even changed the oil !!!
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Postby cfspawn » 07:27 am Jul 07 2006

how the hell do you get the pressed bearing out of the side cover safley its the only way you can get to the seals
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