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After i leave it on sitting it overheating and leaks from under the heat, but when i ride it over 40 mph it cools

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They all do.When you pull up,let it idle for a few seconds and then shut it down.They need the air over the radiator to cool properly.The main thing is to not let them idle for long periods .Hope this helps

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