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'03 cbr600rr overheating? Coolant leaking
Whats up 600rr.net,
After not having my bike for almost 5 months (see my last post about Fuel pump problems and Honda Powersports of Orange) I finally got her back last week only to find new problems.
Little background info:
-'03 honda cbr600rr
-26,xxx miles on her
-last engine service was done at 24,xxx and was the "big" one where they check vavles etc.
-bought used about 2 years ago with 17,xxx miles on her
Bike was delivered to me from Socal to Paso Robles where I have a yearly weekend ride with other riders and upon immediate inspection i noticed broken plastics and other damage from the shop.
After some ranting and raving and a well deserved wash and shine, i filled her up and checked fluids (all full) and i took her on her first ride in months.
It was warm out (87 degrees) and i noticed the temp was up at 209-230 all day long no matter if in stop and go traffic or doing 70 in 6th gear. Because it was hot i didnt pay too much attention to it but when i drove back to Monterey at 10pm at night (61 degrees F) she was still at 210 all the way home.
The next day after i got home i walked out and noticed coolant pooling under the front of the engine.
Bike will hit 220*F and fan will kick on, but will climb up to 230 and stay there.
Looking around this forum I'm thinking it may be a bad radiator cap. But could it be anything else? Bad water pump? Thermostat? Or somethig more serious? Head?
Thanks in advanced... Seem to be having quite a bad year with my girl and i appreciate the help so i can get her back running strong again.