Your first mistake was cleaning the bike
But yes maybe a bit of grit got into the seal when you cleaned it up. Did you just wipe over the dirt or use any pressure wash on it?
It's amazing how much grease and road dirt collects around that area.
I know nuffink, I see nuffink, It was not me, I was not here.
2015 Wee Strom "Piglet"
Givi crash bars, Barkbusters, Ravetech Bash plate, Ravetech Rad guard, Ravetech over dash Ram mount, Hyperlite flashing brake lights, Madstad bracket and screen, Augustus wind deflectors, Spot 3, UHF two way radio, Garmin Zumo GPS, Starcom intercom, Fuze block.
SW Motech Centre stand, Suzuki power outlet. Bike Alarm, Screaming Banshee horn, Led Flood lights, Tool tube, Andy Strapz Expedition soft panniers and frames.