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Old 10-10-2011, 02:13 AM   #21
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Well riding through the rain is one thing.. and leaving it out in the rain is another lol
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:53 AM   #22
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if water touches it, you are looking at a possible spontaneously combustion... Iíve seen it on YouTube...
thatís why most riders hide under overpasses during the rain...

I thought this only applied to hard Harley riders? Rain makes the chrome wash off.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:08 AM   #23
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I thought this only applied to hard Harley riders? Rain makes the chrome wash off.
No no no... You crotch rocketeer spacemen don't know . Harley rider pirates get under the overpasses only when they've already had their shower for the month. Otherwise the rain counts, and they don't have to take another one.
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I left my bike exposed to some Ďheavy í rain one night and on the way home my bike kept dying on I-45. This was the first time I had ever experienced that...coincidence? I think not.

Left me stranded in the Woodlands at a gas station. I ended up buying some tools from Muhammad and pulling the battery out to inspect it. After checking all the connection and what not, I rode home in 5th gear without stopping or shifting. It never happened again. Weird huh?
Sounds an awful lot like a coincidence.
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Or just wet plug connections.
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Sounds an awful lot like a coincidence.
By definition...I guess your right lol
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tires dont grip as good that can harm your bike in more serious ways.
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:17 PM   #29
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So, wouldn't riding in heavy rain get water into the air box (through air ram)?? or a wet air filter suffocate the engine?
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So, wouldn't riding in heavy rain get water into the air box (through air ram)?? or a wet air filter suffocate the engine?


it sounds like it would but I've ridden in Heavy heavy rain/ t storms plenty of times and never had a issue.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:41 PM   #33
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hit it with wd-40 and it will stop
I think graphite powder would be the preferred method, since it's dry. One of the locks on my house is pretty exposed to the weather. After a hard rain it sometimes sticks. Tried WD-40 once, and all it did was gum up the lock when the wind blew dust into it. The graphite powder frees the lock and doesn't gum anything up. You can put too much in, though, and end up having to wiggle the key for awhile to work the excess out of the tumbler so the key will turn.
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i rode home in the rain. it was pouring and i was soaked but the bike ran fine. after the rain stopped i decided to run on westpark tollway about 130mph for bout 10-15mi. i was completely dry. rain is nothing
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You aren't made of sugar you probably won't melt, however since you may be full of you could dissolve. Additionally sliding on the cement wet is less painful then the dry usually (provided there is no sudden stop). Also watch out for metal plates and painted lines; they will allow your tire to lose traction which can get real interesting through a corner. YMMV.
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You aren't made of sugar you probably won't melt, however since you may be full of you could dissolve. Additionally sliding on the cement wet is less painful then the dry usually (provided there is no sudden stop). Also watch out for metal plates and painted lines; they will allow your tire to lose traction which can get real interesting through a corner. YMMV.
He's not kidding about those painted lines. They just laid down a new set in front of our building here. I see people slip on them all the time when its wet. Funny to watch. Wont be one day when a car tries to brake on them and runs someone over.
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when i had the sv i rode that thing like i hated it. no work commutes were ever rained out for me and my bike. my bike was usually extra dirty during the wet months. the rain picks up all of the grime that is on the road and sticks it on your bike. also, the biggest problem that developed out of my watersports was that my bike developed a pretty bad front plug issue and eventually my cdi burned out.
my recommendation to anyone that wants to ride wet is to make sure your bike is ready for it. the 1st gen sv had a design flaw, where water would fling up off of the front wheel and onto the front sparkplug and then pass beyond the plug.
dont let me scare you off. the rain can be very refreshing on a hot day. im sure the girls will think you are some sort of burly lumberjack macho dude that they want to get with. the little forest critters will respect you and will come to your aid when you give the signal.
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