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Old 12-05-12, 14:20   #1
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Default Clocks and rain

I'm a relatively new Triumph owner. I bought my STR back in September and have since put 1500 or so miles on.

Previous to this, I was an all weather rider. I commuted on my FZ6 nearly every day for 6 months. Rain or shine, she took everything I threw at her.

Without having a flyscreen the clocks seem relatively susceptible to rain. I know they will have some type of seal to them though. Are there any precautions I need to take to ride and park in the rain? We have uncovered m/c parking at work, so it will sit in the rain all day. Is this kosher?
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Promise it won't melt, you'll be fine
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There's an occasional report of the "misted" cluster, but those seemed to be the very early models. Even at that, it was probably not out of the norm for any manufacturers cluster. I would not worry about it.
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Promise it won't melt, you'll be fine
I'm not worried about melting. Worried about condensation on a 700$ instrument cluster.
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I'm not worried about melting. Worried about condensation on a 700$ instrument cluster.
Unfortunately, not much you can do about it, when it goes - you are screwed.
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Install the Triumph flyscreen and flyscreen visor.
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Install the Triumph flyscreen and flyscreen visor.
That's what I did but actually used the Powerbronze light screen. My clocks misted and were replaced under warranty just before the two year mark
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Just for your info that plastic cover you see on the back of the instruments has nothing to do with the instruments themselves it's just a decorative cover. It comes off just by pulling on it. The instruments themselves are seals and you can take a hose to them. The back side has some vent holes that are covered internally to prevent water intrusion.

Mine fog occasionally however but never from rain. Only when I ride from very cold wet to very warm conditions. I'll pull them apart one of these days and see if the factory didn't get the seal wrong or something.

Here's something to think about. This bike was made in England to withstand the weather conditions they have in England. Do you think you see more rain and fog then they do?
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Around a couple of month's ago, i went on a ride and it started to pour torrentially. I carried on riding as there were no decent places to pull over for shelter. The iPhone i had in my jacket pocket broke because of the water....but i did't have a glitch with the clocks. And i don't have the flyscreen or visor.....i think they'll be o.k.
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i rode 250 miles in a constant downpour in North Dakota a few months ago, no problems.
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