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post #1 of 4 Old 04-04-2006, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Ignition switch cover

I just picked up my '06 DL1000 last Thursday and I've noticed that the ignition switch is situated so that it can collect water pretty easily. This was a problem on my old bike too (Yamaha FZ6) and many guys had their ignition switches seize on them. I found that you can trim the lip off an old 35mm film cannister and it will work pretty good as a rain cover for the ignition. I haven't made one up for my DL yet but it looks like it will work there too. Handy if you have to park outside in the rain or even when you wash the bike.
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-04-2006, 11:29 PM
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I guess if you park outside and it pours you could get a few drops of water in the ignition housing. But I'm sure it's got a drain hole at the bottom to let water out.

I just spray some WD-40 in it now and then and that will displace any water that gets in and keep everything working nicely.

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post #3 of 4 Old 04-05-2006, 10:28 AM
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I don't think that is necessary.

What Chris 123 said. My DL650 ignition seized over the winter here in not so sunny California 8) . I partially attributed the unusual amount of rain and part to the bike's previous owner's lack of maintenance and his living on the coast. I needed to spray WD-40 into the keyhole at work and when I got home I lubed it with Dri-Slide and it fixed it. 10,000 miles ago and no trouble since.

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post #4 of 4 Old 04-05-2006, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Sure, what ever works. Its just something I'm planning on doing as a preventative thing. Saves me the concern down the road.
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