Speedo resets in rain

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by glimmerman, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. glimmerman

    glimmerman Active Member

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    Coming across Vail Pass in July, we encountered a serious monsoon of rain, sleet, hail, and snow. I usually run on the "A" setting of the trip log for gas and the "B" log for miles run per trip. during the course of our "excursion" we were drenched on a continuous basis from the cars going past in the left lane. radio went out and the speedo reset to zero on "A", "B", and remaing miles per tank. anyone else had this problem? the radio started this in 13 in Canada. 10 ultra.
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Just a guess but have you checked all your connections in the fairing and under the tank? Clean up all the connections and apply dieelectric grease. Couldn't hurt.
     
  3. glimmerman

    glimmerman Active Member

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    that is the plan since its apart now. should I apply an extremely thin coat of clear latex or silicone around the crimped ring on the inner and outer sides? got the dielectric grease already for the headset connections.
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    A couple of my friends have experienced various gauge/radio problems associated with riding in heavy rain. I made a baffle of sorts out of thin porous foam in the open area of the fairing under the headlight (where all the wires enter). The foam restricts air and water intrusion, but still allows some air flow to prevent condensation. It ain't pretty, but it is out of sight.
     
  5. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    A good coat of dialectic grease in the connectors will solve the problem. Water can be a conduit and the dialectic grease will keep it out better than anything.
     
  6. glimmerman

    glimmerman Active Member

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    ok. even though we have a nice rubber grommet at the connection, I'm going with the grease and going to try some type of cover inside the fairing. thanks.
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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