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Engine heating & coolant problem
I took my bike in about a week ago because it was leaking coolant. It ended up being a seal on the water pump assembly, so they had to replace the whole assembly and refilled the coolant. I had just missed my warranty by 3 weeks. I have been noticing that my engine gets pretty hot pretty quick without much riding, unless I'm riding around 60-70mph and the air keeps my temp down. I thought there might be a problem. So today after a short 3 miles or so, I stopped in my driveway and let it idle. It climbed from about 170-180 up to about 230 within a few minutes. After longer rides, it will climb over 250. I was looking to check if my fan was kicking on, and I started getting sprayed with coolant. So my leak is in the front, before the repairs, it was in the rear. So my question is, what could keep causing my coolant system to fail like this. Could the first leak be a normal problem and this one is caused my improper installation? Also with this Honda shop, I got my bike back with a few minor scratches, worn away powder coating on my engine cover, and a cut in my right handle grip. Any advice?