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overheating problems

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It's summer now, and my 83 honda cx650 has been teetering on the verge of overheating. I checked the fluid level and it is fine. My question is, how do I check to make sure the fan is working? The electrical connection seems fine, both wires are plugged in, but how do I know for sure? Also, there is a small leak from the water pump housing, I got a new replacement gasket, but I've been putting off changing it because I have to drop the engine to get to it. Could that be the reason it's getting so hot?

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I put a manual over ride switch On my GL650I and am very happy with it. I just flip it on in the city and off when I leave. Yesterday we went for a ride in 33 celsius with a humadex of 43, that means hot around here, and I had the fan running on the hyway too. The temp went about 1/2 way up, but the fan took it down to normal. I believe that Honda made a mistake on the settings for the 650 fan to come on, and that is what eats staters.
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