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post #1 of 14 Old 07-19-2006, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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After a good rain

Just wondering if any of you do anything special to your bike after it gets soaked by a good downpour. I'm sure there are some Brits on here with some good info.

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sorry but i dont ride in the rain
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I have ridden in the rain and snow, your air filter will be soaked so you might want to check it. If you leave it wet with all the bug parts on it for to long it might get pretty nappy.
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I'm a Brit and I live in Florida , so I moved from drizzle to constant thunderstorms, just a good rub down with WD40 after rain, it smells pretty good too when it burns off, the worst thing though is salt deposits especially after it rains on a hot engine, the heat speeds up the chemical reaction with the salt and especially aluminium , and causes that horrible white film , WD is the way to go.
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Thanks for the info, I never thought about the air filter, and I will try some WD on the cases to keep them nice. I already use WD on the wheels and swinger to remove grease, grime, etc. and it works great.
Would some WD-40 on the electrics, ignition lock, etc. be OK? I am just wary of spraying the stuff everywhere.


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WD is good for electronics and locks , it does collect dust though, so I always soak everything then rub off the excess, you will be suprised at how much dust gets in your air filter after rain , in England a few years back there was an upset in the weather system and the wind and the clouds would bring sand over from the Sahara and then dump it everywhere , true story.

I always clean the air filter after rain, if you see how dusty your bike is after it dries then times that by 10 and thats how much is in your filter.
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I got caught in the rain twice. I just spray mine down real good to get all the grit off.

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Clean and re-lube the chain ASAP! Seriously, rain can cause chain corrosion, plus all that grimey shizit you see on the bike gets on the chain "= not good". This is why I HATE getting caught out in the rain (like today, damnit!), because the bike gets nastier that damnit, and then there is the chain cleaning/lubing, and bike cleaning to deal with.....
Oh, and here is a special thanks to Middle Tennesse weather forcasters.....

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