Rain and Washing Question. - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
1oldtimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 169
Garage
Question Rain and Washing Question.

Simple question guys, and I have searched for the answer, but might have overlooked finding it;
What if my VV is parked outside and it starts to rain? Besides the obvious answer "it gets wet" Is it ok for the dash and speakers to get wet? It looks like the speakers would fill up with water, and the digital display? And washing the bike, same question, I mean, I guess I never thought about it untill I saw bug guts on the front and about had a panic attack
I even hate to ask a question like this, but, well you know, just gotta know ya'lls opinions.

2012 Vulcan Voyager 1700 ABS - Metallic Graystone / Metallic Spark Black
Kawasaki Rear Speakers, ipod adapter and bag liners
Commander II Front and Rear Tires
Power Commander V w/Ign
K&N Replacent Filter
Cobra Scalloped Tip Slip-ons
Kuryakyn "Longhorn Offset Highway Pegs"
Kuryakyn ISO Grips w/RACNRAYs Throttle Mod
Kuryakyn 1/2 rail mount flag
Chrome Pasenger Board Bottoms
Chrome Rear Brake Reservoir Cover
Yamaha Trunk Rack
1oldtimer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 04:49 AM
Senior Member
 
raw6464's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 419
Unless you use a hose directly at the speakers and the dash there's nothing to worry about. The grill on the speakers will protect them by dispersing any rain drops. The speakers won't "fill up with water", any water will drain off under the lower part of the grill. The speakers are made for their environment... to a degree.

The meter and dash is a single enclosed unit, so water from rain should not enter the unit. But I would not spray it with a garden hose.

The bike was made to operate in the rain so there's nothing to worry about.

2009 Voyager
2003 Goldwing
raw6464 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
1oldtimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 169
Garage
Well this makes me feel much much better I never intend on spraying the dash directly with the hose, but sometimes the rains we can get seem like someone is spraying a hose directly on ya.
Thanks for the insight,
Frank

2012 Vulcan Voyager 1700 ABS - Metallic Graystone / Metallic Spark Black
Kawasaki Rear Speakers, ipod adapter and bag liners
Commander II Front and Rear Tires
Power Commander V w/Ign
K&N Replacent Filter
Cobra Scalloped Tip Slip-ons
Kuryakyn "Longhorn Offset Highway Pegs"
Kuryakyn ISO Grips w/RACNRAYs Throttle Mod
Kuryakyn 1/2 rail mount flag
Chrome Pasenger Board Bottoms
Chrome Rear Brake Reservoir Cover
Yamaha Trunk Rack
1oldtimer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rim Washing Question BikerBoy1986 Vulcan 500 3 04-13-2015 08:28 PM
Rain Pants - Columbia Rain Pants melted to pipes Quarterbore Motorcycle Safety And Riding Gear Discussions 5 04-23-2014 06:51 PM
Rain rain go away jigger New Riders 12 05-13-2012 12:28 PM
Rain Gear- Frogg Toggs-Road Toad and Rain Booties osp215 Bikes For Sale 0 02-08-2011 10:19 AM
rain,rain,go away! tommyj Northeast 2 03-30-2010 07:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome