Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Central Tablelands, NSW, Australia
I have zero concerns about salt water intrusion... Where would that come from?
I had significant concerns about a large wiring loom, doubtless containing important wiring, bent around and in contact with a fairly sharp part of the frame. It only has a wrapping of black insulation tape protecting individual wires and would have inevitably worn thru over time. That's not an uncommon failure mode in automotive wiring generally...
The reports I found were not specifically related to my particular loom, they just made me curious about checking. What I saw doesn't require verification from someone else's problem to flag that I would've had one in the future, without doubt. I would highly recommend that all of us look for an obvious chafing point, just to be sure, regardless of where in the world your bike is...
Such a small effort, 3 min and no tools required, to save such a big problem... Geez guys....
"Between two evils, I'll always take the one I've never tried before..."
Shiro Nakama #069
Suzuki: RF900 x 2, DRZ400E, DL650L2 ABS(sold), SV650SK9 ABS
Honda: CB750F2, VFR750/RC36 x 2, VTR1000 x 2
Yamaha: GTMX80, MX125, Virago250, Virago1100
Last edited by Zone5; 03-26-2015 at 02:05 AM.