February 26th, 2015, 07:28 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
From: Overland Park, Kansas
Originally Posted by Lheffe
Thank you, this is a really
I took my 2010 FE 450 water pump housing off to check what direction the Husaberg factory installed the seal. Yep, it was installed backwards, with the shaft retaining spring facing inwards. It was very easy to remove the seal using a slightly curved pick tool, carefully inserted where the shaft meets the inner seal.
Not a lot of crud behind the water pump seal, but there was definitely some very fine brown silt (dust). I'm in Arizona, so this is common to our riding areas. Silt is super-fine, and is probably worse for your bike than sand.
I cleaned everything up, installed a fresh seal (in the correct direction), and also did the weep hole tubing modification. I ran a slightly longer piece of 1/8" hose, and used a small line clip to keep the hose in place on one of the forward case bolts.
By the way, I was able to find 1/8" pipe and vinyl tubing at Ace Hardware.
Thanks again for all the help!
Can I please get you to "pass it forward" given this is an older post response? You comment on the seal being installed backwards from the factory. When you referenced the spring, are you talking about the tiny spring you find in most seals that squeeze the seal onto the shaft that are part of the seal? I just found this post and I am going to do the mod but figure I might as well do it right and check the innards out to see if they are ok. Your seal comment caught me by surprise as the thread doesn't really get into it. Hmm.....maybe there are other posts on this point. Thanks in advance for your assistance.