Help all , slightly concerned 02 SP2 - Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-22-2010, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Help all , slightly concerned 02 SP2

hi all new user here, i am in New Zealand , i have a fully restored 02 Sp2, but i had it painted in the original sp1 scheme,

long story short,

I had to ride home in less than desirable fine driving rain today and noticed that my neutral light , oil light and high beam light , had condensation behind them on the dash, the dash itself and tacho look fine no condensation there but i am worried about the condensation behind the other lights.

Is this normal??

and to add yes the bike did stand outside for 4 hours in the rain (i know i know sacralidge but i was stuck at work.
Xsannz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-22-2010, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
still no response??
Xsannz is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-22-2010, 05:07 PM
Moderator
 
SubSailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 6,468
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
I've had no problems with condensation inside my gauge unit, even after being caught in downpours several times. And mine is an '02 with the original unit.
However, it's not hermetically sealed, so it could potentially happen.
Is there a problem where the cover and base fit together?
SubSailor is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-22-2010, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
doesnt seem to be a problem with the cover and base fitting together, there is a small hairline crack int the main lcd cover piece has been since i got it, but it does not seem to cause the problem , i noticed yesrday when i pulled into the garage at home that there was a loto of steam from the headers being wet from rain so maybey the steam has made its way into the bottom.

might pull it off tonight and have a real good look are they easy to take apart?
Xsannz is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-22-2010, 08:12 PM
Moderator
 
SubSailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 6,468
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
Three screws to remove the gauge unit from the snorkel, and 7 small screws that secure both halves of the upper and lower covers.
While you're at it, I recommend you put a dab of dielectric grease on your connector when you reassemble. It's very good at eliminating moisture and corrosion problems.
Also put a dab on every electrical connector you run across.
SubSailor is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










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



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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