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post #1 of 30 Old 09-17-2015, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Rain water collection

Heres one that will not trouble you Aussies! I have rode my bike (faired model) to work twice now in the rain, I go around several round-a-bouts just prior to turning into the works covered car park, so I bank the bike over left and right. I pull up dismount the bike and push it backwards into a parking bay. At the point where I have dismounted to the point where I rest it on the side there is a trail of water on the floor, once tilted on the side stand water pours from the fairing and a cloud of steam rises up where water has poured onto the hot exhaust.
There is quite a considerable amount of water I don't just mean run off. I don't know where the water collects or why it isn't tipped out when I negotiate the round - a -bouts. I will try and attach a couple of photos and a video that I took.
Has anyone else experienced this?
I will try next time I arrive in the rain to locate where the water is collecting and I will be informing the dealer.
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Tends to gather in the fins of the radiator and tip itself out when you lean it over on the stand
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that is a fair bit though isnt it

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I too have experienced this, plus when stop at traffic lights its like having a sauna! Never know this before but service manager at dealers has similar problems with her CBR 600.
Also even though have lubed my chain as I always have I noticed it was rusty yesterday ! Gave it a good coating today
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Yup got caught in a deluge a few weeks ago and got home and even after getting straight back in the garage there was hot water pissing out for ages. Thought I had a coolant leak but was just the accumulated rainwater. And this was a naked one!
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I think this could cause issues in the future, steam will penetrate into wiring connectors and clock etc and could cause corrosion in the future. Im definitely going to mention it to the dealers.
Im not to sure if it collects within the radiator, there seems to be too much water.
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Fenda extends help as not do much water gets chucked at the rad. Don't know if anybody is doing them at the moment though.
The rad fins can hold a shed load of water

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I got a fender extender (21.75) and a hugger extender (31.78) from Pyramid Plastics
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A buddy has an SFV650 that we washed for the first time in over a year, last weekend. Took the air hose and microfiber towels to it and got it mostly dry, then I made the mistake of pointing the nozzle at the rad. It's like we had to start all over again. Lots of surface area in there.
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Not sure where its collecting, its when it runs onto the hot exhaust and creates steam that worries me.
I might give it a wash tomorrow (its first) and give the rad a good ole spraying and see.
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