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Do you get a spray of water off the ignition switch/brackets on the left side of the motor? If you did and fixed it, how did you?

My left leg has a spray that drips right into my boots. Seems like a pretty bad design flaw, that and the seat are my only gripes, besides that I love my Vegas!
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Do you get a spray of water off the ignition switch/brackets on the left side of the motor? If you did and fixed it, how did you?

My left leg has a spray that drips right into my boots. Seems like a pretty bad design flaw, that and the seat are my only gripes, besides that I love my Vegas!
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Do you get a spray of water off the ignition switch/brackets on the left side of the motor? If you did and fixed it, how did you?

My left leg has a spray that drips right into my boots. Seems like a pretty bad design flaw, that and the seat are my only gripes, besides that I love my Vegas!

Is this a joke?
The only part of me get gets wet when I ride in the rain is my left leg from a spray of water off the engine or ignition coil/key bracket. My tank isn't see through so I can't tell exactly where it's coming from to correct it....
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The only part of me get gets wet when I ride in the rain is my left leg from a spray of water off the engine or ignition coil/key bracket. My tank isn't see through so I can't tell exactly where it's coming from to correct it....
I have ridden in torrential downpours on my jackpot, with full body rain suit, and it still came trough .... On my CCT same, completely soaked

I actually like riding in the rain, doesnt bother me ..

Many times i ride my CCT with 30 km/h trough a 20 Cm puddle of water and it is just a real site to see, ha ha ha
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The only part of me get gets wet when I ride in the rain is my left leg from a spray of water off the engine or ignition coil/key bracket. My tank isn't see through so I can't tell exactly where it's coming from to correct it....
I have ridden in torrential downpours on my jackpot, with full body rain suit, and it still came trough .... On my CCT same, completely soaked

I actually like riding in the rain, doesnt bother me ..

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Nice bike! I love riding period. I just found it odd the first time in the rain that my left boot was full of water and my right was dry, thought maybe I was sitting crooked or something. Then the last time I was in the rain I looked down and there was a steady stream coming off the left side straight to just below my knee.

Suggestions for rain gear? I'm worried about it melting to the exhaust. On my sport bike I only needed a jacket, rest of me was tucked behind the fairings.
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I got a brand called "Frogs". Got them on sale at Cabelas a few years back. Got both jacket and pants for $30. Good deal. NOTE: It does not rain a lot in Arizona, but I carry it all the time with me. They look like paper almost, very light and fold up very small. They are not made the strongest, but they breath when you wear them, unlike a lot of rain gear. I carry them in the saddle bags and have got used more than once for an extra outer layer to help keep me warm on rides were no I did not take heavy enough gear to stay warm. If you got the time look around it can be very expensive to buy if you by name brand stuff or if you try to buy it from a bike shop stuck in a storm. Bought a good heavy duty set years ago, ordered it in from a dealer and yes they lasted good, they to could melt I found out, they also made me sweat to much. Good luck. If you are willing to pay for a good set you might research it at "Areostich" or maybe "Revzilla". Just some ideas. You might get some good suggestions from forum members on here that live in wetter environments.

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I can't help but after adjusting the lower air deflectors I now have the same issue in one of my Visions. Left leg soaked, everything else dry. So I know your issue and being I ride rain or shine I've showed up more than once with one wet leg.

I also found once when riding through flood waters the air deflectors work just as well with water. I had them turned in cause it was hot and when I got the water I was flooded. Made me laugh pretty hard.

As for rain gear I have found these pants to be awesome. I've tried several others like the Frogg Toggs but always had them soak through in the crotch.

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As for a jacket I keep a Frogg Toggs jacket on the bike but if I know I'm going through heavy rain I use my Victory Tour jacket. It's a great jacket and if you can find one you should pick it up. It's my primary cold weather jacket but without the liner and the vents open it works in warmer weather. However, anything over 85 I'll just get wet or use the Frogg Toggs jacket. Texas is just hot.

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Gosh, I hope so...
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People who.... Objects that...


Men who drive trucks... trucks that have bed liners...

Those who ride in the rain get wet.
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People who.... Objects that...


Men who drive trucks... trucks that have bed liners...

Those who ride in the rain get wet.
Trucks that have bed liners are driven by guys who use protection. You can't just put anything in your bed... Without protection. That's crazy!

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