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post #1 of 9 Old 11-29-2016, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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E-wapu

From time to time I visit a German KLR650 forum to see what they are up to and if I can still read.

This was an interesting find, not bad and pretty clever.

Apparently the PO had a broken water pump, so an E-WAPU was installed.

Until I saw the picture I was stumped as to what an E-WAPU was.



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post #2 of 9 Old 11-29-2016, 02:48 PM
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Yep. A picture is worth if not a thousand, at least one word. E-lectricWAterPUmp

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From time to time I visit a German KLR650 forum to see what they are up to and if I can still read.

This was an interesting find, not bad and pretty clever.

Apparently the PO had a broken water pump, so an E-WAPU was installed.

Until I saw the picture I was stumped as to what an E-WAPU was.



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Tom,
Did the OP happen to tell that the E-wapu was installed on a KLR600?
Any idea if an E-wapu is available in the USA or Canada?

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post #4 of 9 Old 11-30-2016, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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It was on a 600, definitely. I was browsing the 600 section of the forum. They, apparently, have quite a few 600s running around. It's a far more common topic than it is here.

The E-WAPU was put on by one of the 13 previous owners, so no information on brand or model. He normally runs with the water pump cover in place, but had noticed some oil dipping from the weep hole due to a failing seal.

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Thirteen Previous Owners? Wow!

European riders must be more mechanically inclined in-general to have not destroyed the 30-33 year old engine by now! Or maybe Kawasaki sold the 600 a little longer the we Americans realize?
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A little searching around found this:ELECTRIC BOOSTER PUMP (EBP15) (12V) KIT - PART No: 9001 -
or the pump by itself: http://daviescraig.com.au/product/el...t-part-no-9002

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Thirteen Previous Owners? Wow!

European riders must be more mechanically inclined in-general to have not destroyed the 30-33 year old engine by now! Or maybe Kawasaki sold the 600 a little longer the we Americans realize?
If I recall correctly, he mentioned that it was 29 years old... checking,

Ja, er sagte dies:

"Die letzten 13 Besitzer haben da einiges rum gebastelt was ich auch erst nach
und nach finde... Was da in den letzten 29 Jahren passiert ist, findet man nunmal nicht an einem Tag!"

Loosely, he said that the past 13 owners had made a lot of changes and what had happened in the last 29 years could not be found in one day.


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Thanks Jeff,
The Seal-less, Magnetic Drive coupling of this pump is pretty interesting. Also, 15,000 hours divided by 200 hours/5000 miles per year means it would last approximately 75 years of KLR usage!
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So it would last until the engine is almost run in?
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