On the way home I popped in on Mike and Artur to confirm the details of a forthcoming ride out and to order a few little bits and bobs. While there I talked through my water pump problem, not that one, the one on the Ducati, and Artur not only spoke me through what I needed to do, but he also lent me some gasket sealant which saved me having to drop forty quid on a tube of the stuff.
After removing the old sealant, drying and cleaning the surfaces, I spread a generous amount of the new sealant onto the back of the water pump cover and popped it back on. After loctiting and screwing the bolts down, I waited for 45mins for it to cure. Basically I went inside and watched an episode of Quantum Leap, anyway.... I refilled the coolant, fired the bike up and waited for the fan to kick in. It didn't leak, which I'm overly proud of. As I type, I'm waiting for the bike to cool before I top up the rest of the coolant and put the right ram air duct back on. Saying that, I'll probably do that when I get home after work tomorrow, because I'm comfy now and I've a cup of tea on the go.