Water Pump Seal Replacement

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Is it possible to replace the water pump seal without pulling the right side cover? I drained the oil and found that it was all white and I suspect that the seal has gone. I would rather not pull the whole right side if possible and just replace the seal from the outside.
Thanks
 
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#2
pull the cover, replace seal bearing, and polish the shaft. All those parts are suspect once the seal has gone...
 
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Well, pulled the side cover like you said and there is something wrong, shaft is grooved enough that I had to drive it out with a hammer. So it looks like new seals and a new shaft and now I know where the water was getting into the engine. My good deal is slowly turning into market value through parts and labor. ;)
 
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That's what I suspected. I got my KDX free and it's now cost me market value to restore it. It's an older bike though ('90)
 
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Yeah, I talked the guy down 300.00 and am about 400 back into it. Though admitidly I didn't need to spend 100.00 on powdercoating the frame, but man the frame looks nice now. The trade off is the plastic really looks like crap now. :)
 
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Local shop. I spent about 8-10 hours sandblasting it using a 20.00 gun from **** and about 500 lbs of sand. The powder cost me 25.00 from eastwood, it took a pound, and the shop put it on and baked it for 40.00. I put on a semigloss black as I couldn't find the right green. The local shop had a better color selection. When I do my street bike I am going to get a color and flake put on so it will be about 80.00 for the two powders to be put on. Also, I will be getting the fork lowers and other parts coated but I may do those myself as I have a friend who has a gun for the powder and a small oven.
 
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#8
Back together now, hopefully in the right arrangement. Never could find a definative answer so I went with my gut. Anyways, hopefully my last couple of parts will show up this week and I will finally own a running kdx (again).