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Old 06-30-2009, 02:45 PM
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Default Re: What does rain do to a MB?

Big Dream,
One other area of concern where rain might be a factor is the ignition CDI, especially the high voltage lead (spark plug wire) connection. I use a small bead of black silicone gasket sealer to keep moisture out. Just dab a little on and wipe it around the wire where it screws into the CDI. The spark plug boot, if you're using the hard plastic kit supplied item doesn't look too waterproof to me either. Many of us replace it with a good quality automotive boot that will seal against the plug and keep it dry. As with any machine, long term exposure to moisture is not a good thing but with a little care, preparation and maintenance you should be able to ride your bike in all but the heaviest rain. Enjoy but ride safely.
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