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Offline Mr Kean

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Moisture Ingress Display Panel 2015 Model
on: December 20, 2015, 06:48:18 PM
Hello all...

Had a wet ride last weekend and duly washed the bike down in normal fashion - dedicated car wash & wax  and diffused water hosing.

Took the bike out yesterday and after a while noticed some mositure in the display panel across the lower 1/5th of the panel.  After wafting a bit of warm air over the panel on my return home the moisture disapeared; anyone else had this? 

The panel screen looks like it is a laminated construction with two clear plastic pieces.  It seemed like the moisture had collected between the lamination.

I find this a bit disappointing development.

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Re: Moisture Ingress Display Panel 2015 Model
Reply #1 on: December 21, 2015, 09:52:05 AM
Not had any problems with mine but never wash the speedo console while fully washing since similar thing happened on previous bike. Cold water on warm surface/sealed unit, in my non-scientific mind, always results in condensation. It did go away eventually but best avoided, I cover mine now (plastic bag) during a full wash and use a tepid miid soapy rinse of the console, if at all.
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Re: Moisture Ingress Display Panel 2015 Model
Reply #2 on: December 21, 2015, 01:48:15 PM
Endorse what Tiggy said previously
also using a power / jet / washer one needs to be v cautious what one does spray .. around electrics ... in fact some manufacturers do not recommend jet washing ...
Honda CR manual:
Caring for Your Motorcycle
Frequent cleaning and polishing is important to
ensure the life of your Honda. A clean
motorcycle makes it easier to spot potential
problems.
In particular, seawater and salts used to prevent
ice on roads promote the formation of
corrosion. Always wash your motorcycle
thoroughly after riding on coastal or treated
roads.
Allow the engine, muffler, brakes, and other
high-temperature parts to cool before washing.
1. Rinse your motorcycle thoroughly using a
garden hose to remove loose dirt.
2. If necessary, use a sponge or a soft towel
with mild cleaner to remove road grime.
uClean the windscreen, headlight lens,
panels, and other plastic components with
extra care to avoid scratching them.
Avoid directing water into the air cleaner,
muffler, and electrical parts.
3. Thoroughly rinse your motorcycle with plenty
of clean water and dry with a soft, clean
cloth.
4. After the motorcycle dries, lubricate any
moving parts.
uMake sure that no lubricant spills onto the
brakes or tyres. Brake discs, pads, drum or
shoes contaminated with oil will suffer
greatly reduced braking effectiveness and
can lead to a crash.
5. Lubricate the drive chain immediately after
washing and drying the motorcycle.
6. Apply a coat of wax to prevent corrosion.
uAvoid products that contain harsh
detergents or chemical solvents. These can
damage the metal, paint, and plastic on
your motorcycle.
Keep the wax clear of the tyres and brakes.

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Re: Moisture Ingress Display Panel 2015 Model
Reply #3 on: December 21, 2015, 05:55:07 PM
*Originally Posted by Adst [+]
Endorse what Tiggy said previously
also using a power / jet / washer one needs to be v cautious what one does spray .. around electrics ... in fact some manufacturers do not recommend jet washing ...
Honda CR manual:
Caring for Your Motorcycle
uMake sure that no lubricant spills onto the
brakes or tyres. Brake discs, pads, drum or
shoes contaminated with oil will suffer
greatly reduced braking effectiveness and
can lead to a crash.

Hmm. Whilst still valid guidance, that was not written for the 21st century let alone the latest 2015 CR was it?
By now you would have thought that they could have incorporated specific guidance for pressure washers and removed references to obsolete braking systems.
Best Regards Dave
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Re: Moisture Ingress Display Panel 2015 Model
Reply #4 on: December 22, 2015, 03:50:20 PM
Couldn't agree more.

Honda manuals are not great but then again neither were those I had for my last Yamaha or Kawasaki.

You wouldn't think it would be too hard to produce a useful, modern looking manual for a new bike but in my opinion they usually look like they are dashed off as an afterthought, cutting and pasting in generic information from previous model manuals.

Is this the case with all manufacturers I wonder?

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Last Edit: December 22, 2015, 03:52:18 PM by Greenie

 



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