Comfort Audio System and Bad Weather

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Comfort Audio System and Bad Weather

Post by myYellowbird » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:33 pm

Getting a little nervous riding in the rain. how do these systems hold up to rainy wet conditions. I always cover the bike when i am at work. Also stop to wipe off the speaker after they get wet. Can you ride in a down pour or do you need to look for cover. Has anyone had problems due to the rain or speakers getting wet.

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Re: Comfort Audio System and Bad Weather

Post by Virginia Beach Wing » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:50 pm

Well I keep the Goldwing in the Garage when I am at home but do not have that ability at the office and I ride in rain and even a few times in snow and never had any problems with my electronics on the wing. I have only had my Wing since fathers's day this year but have put 11K on it in all kinds of weather and so far no problem.
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Re: Comfort Audio System and Bad Weather

Post by tfdeputydawg » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:49 am

Rain will not hurt the bike. If you have rear speakers, just think of riding 60 or so in the rain and those speakers getting hit with 60mph rain! No problem!
I wash mine all the time and use a leaf blower to dry it off!
No high pressure car washers
Indirect air from the leaf blower around switches and speakers!

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Re: Comfort Audio System and Bad Weather

Post by Keyboard » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:51 pm

Like tfdeputydawg said, rain won't hurt the bike at all. I've been in plenty of down pours, riding and stopped, and haven't had a problem with neither of my GL1800's.

I also wash my Wing with a garden hose all the time. I just spray the bike all over using the same water pressure like I would when washing my car, including the speakers. It doesn't hurt the bike at all.

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