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  • Offline Nodrogmac   gb

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    Rain in cockpit area
    on: Jul 31, 2016, 10.20 am
    Jul 31, 2016, 10.20 am
    Out riding the bike the other day in quite heavy persistent rain. I had waterproofs and with the protection that the bike provides had a relatively pleasant ride. However after a while I noticed significant rain collecting all over the cockpit area. On the two dials, centre LCD screen, speakers, everything, I noticed because at one point I couldn't read the LCD screen clearly.
    So I was wondering;
    Is that a problem?
    Does anyone else notice the same?
    Where is the rain coming from?
    Is it off the front wheel and rising up the fork area into the front of the 'tank' area?
    Would a front mudguard extender make a difference?

    I don't think it's a real problem just a bit surprised at how much water there was given the protection and advice elsewhere about keeping electrics dry etc.

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    Re: Rain in cockpit area
    Reply #1 on: Jul 31, 2016, 12.33 pm
    Jul 31, 2016, 12.33 pm
    Rain can, and will get up under and inside the bottom edge of the screen.

    You can try varying the screen position to see what effect that has,
    while keeping YOU dry of course !

    It won't be an issue though - Triumph - being a British Company,
    have plenty of experience in building motorcycles for riding in the rain !  :008:

    As long as you don't go squirting hosepipes or pressure washers around
    the cockpit area you should be fine  :028:

    I doubt a front "fender extender" will help with that issue,
    but it would help keep some of the crud off the Downpipes
    and offer a little protection for the Radiator if you don't have a Radiator Guard fitted,
    so for the price I'd recommend getting one  :169:

    Cheers  :821:

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    Re: Rain in cockpit area
    Reply #2 on: Jul 31, 2016, 12.41 pm
    Jul 31, 2016, 12.41 pm
    Here you are - `Radiator and down pipe guard '  protector grills (RG) ..... :028:
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    Re: Rain in cockpit area
    Reply #3 on: Jul 31, 2016, 01.37 pm
    Jul 31, 2016, 01.37 pm
     :028: thanks guys.

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    Re: Rain in cockpit area
    Reply #4 on: Jul 31, 2016, 02.41 pm
    Jul 31, 2016, 02.41 pm
    I have a front and rear fender extender and I still get pooling as you described in heavy rains while riding at a speed. I found adjustments of the screen did enough (most of the time) to counter act the pooling.

    No idea what a header-radiator protector would do.

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    Re: Rain in cockpit area
    Reply #5 on: Jul 31, 2016, 02.59 pm
    Jul 31, 2016, 02.59 pm
    *Originally Posted by Tankertruck [+]
    I have a front and rear fender extender and I still get pooling as you described in heavy rains while riding at a speed. I found adjustments of the screen did enough (most of the time) to counter act the pooling.

    No idea what a header-radiator protector would do.

    Ditto to what Tankertruck stated above, and this bike gets a lot of wet/raining weather and seems to be impervious to it.
    Motorcycles in my garage currently:
    2016 Triumph Trophy SE, 2015 Yamaha R1, 2014 Suzuki Vstrom 1K Adv

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    Re: Rain in cockpit area
    Reply #6 on: Jul 31, 2016, 03.05 pm
    Jul 31, 2016, 03.05 pm
    PS:

    This is by far the best cockpit for staying warm and dry that I have ever ridden!
    Nothing comes close including the BMWs, or HD touring with all the add on parts to redirect air flow etc......
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    Re: Rain in cockpit area
    Reply #7 on: Aug 02, 2016, 01.43 am
    Aug 02, 2016, 01.43 am
    I rode through some big rain in Colorado and didn't really notice any issue with it on the dash.  I have the CalSci large screen so maybe that made a difference.   :187:

     



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