As you guys read in earlier posts, I had the dealer repair it first under warranty, it failed after a few hundred miles. I then did the RTV fix, once again, it only went a few hundred miles. Now I decided to give it one last try. This time I ordered ALL of the replaceable parts for the water pump, and I am going to replace them all, and do the RTV fix. If all of that doesn't work, I will then give up, and just keep adding anti-freeze . One question though. I don't really remember what it looked like in there. In the kit from Ron Ayers (http://www.ronayers.com/fiche/300_0313/water_pump/water_pump.cfm?man=su&groupid=1640&parent=1610) (I ordered part #1), it looks like the backing plate for the water pump is included. I know there are bearings and seals pressed in. Are those in the backing plate, or the cranckcase cover itself? In other words, am I going to have to remove all of the old seals and replace them with new ones, or do I just put all the new parts in place, and hang on to all of the old parts as spares with the seals mounted in them? Thanks in advance.....I will probably get the parts in a week or so. I will do the repair shortly thereafter b/c I am too aggravated to ride it now!