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Waterpump mechanical seal. 10 months 4 weeks ago #31251

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I noticed today some coolant weep along the front bottom middle of the block - I assume it's coming from the mechanical seal.  I've never replaced one before in a 1300 and have the following questions:

I did some searching and found folks have been looking for alternatives to the factory seal which is NLA.  I'm not clear on if a suitable seal was ever confirmed or not.  I found this option by googling: www.zed-parts.com/product-page/49063-1001zp-mechanical-seal .  Anyonelse tried that seal?

Are there other bits that need to be replaced while I'm in there?

Does anyone have a link to a comprehensive write-up, hopefully with lots of pictures?

Thanks for any advice.
 
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Waterpump mechanical seal. 10 months 4 weeks ago #31256

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Found the thread on mechanical seals.

kz1300.com/index.php/engines/3370-mechanical-seal?start=0

Seems the only options are the german and UK sites. Was hoping to find something in North America.
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Waterpump mechanical seal. 10 months 4 weeks ago #31258

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Bucko, look here .

FWIW, I ordered the seal from z1300.de. It arrived very well packaged, complete, and installed perfectly. I never did identify a 'spa' seal correctly.

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Waterpump mechanical seal. 10 months 4 weeks ago #31259

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As I’m in the uk I bought mine from Zed parts complete with all the “0” rings and a new circlip. For an idea of how the job is done look here:

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Waterpump mechanical seal. 10 months 3 weeks ago #31273

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As I’m in the uk I bought mine from Zed parts
 
Thanks.  That's probably the route I'll take.  I would think the larges market for 1300 power plant bike was North America (maybe that's completely wrong) - seems a little weird to me that the hard to get parts are only available in Europe - bigger fan base there, I guess
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Waterpump mechanical seal. 10 months 6 days ago #31308

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The new mechanical seal from the UK finally came in and I installed it on Saturday. So far, no issues.

Thanks for the advice lads.
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