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2013 X/C After every wash, the radio goes to NAV mode? Then i cant listen to anything. I do NOT and never have used anything gps or nav. I assume something is getting wet and causing this. Is it the connector coming out of the right side bag? I am careful not to spray any water direct on it or on the fairing inside. I have not checked with my dealer yet at all. Also, my ipod always is plugged in and when this happens, when I stop the music comes back on and when I start moving it goes back to NAV mode.
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These Vic's are not as water-tight as they ought to be. If you look through this forum, you will find complaints about cruise control and ABS brakes failing after washing or after riding in the rain. The only wet-related problems that I have had are ABS brake light always coming on for about a week after riding in any rain, and once the radio display fogged over for a few days after wet riding. None of this should ever happen, but it does.

I never wash the bike with water. I clean almost everything on the bike with lemon Pledge and a soft cloth. Grimy wheels and brakes get Honda Spray Cleaner. No water hose - never.
 

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doesn't sound like your using a garden hose witch you should be using.
Get some dielectric grease from auto store and pull connectors apart and grease them.
Try putting a baggie over your switches and see if it stops the problem.
 

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Dont wash your bike just wipe down with a detail spray,
Riding in the rain is cool but going at em with a sudsy sponge and a hose is asking for trouble.
Who needs a godamn radio on a motorcycle anyway!
Get some decent pipes.
Whats the world coming to?
Radio on a bike
Washing a bike
Whats next?
Im going for a ride!:)
 

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I've washed bikes for 30+ years with a little water and soap, never an issue before while being careful with it. You guys do ride them in the rain, right? lol And my bike is the Suede nuclear sunset flat finish so I am not supposed to use much but water with very limited rubbing, no polishing/waxing. I have tried covering the connector by the bag, it doesnt help, I have also tried the dielectric grease in the connector. Yes, it does eventually dry out but still a pain in the butt.
 

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You guys do ride them in the rain, right? lol .
It would seem the Vic engineers didn't account for this little item. For "real riders designing real rides", this is suspect.
Wash it with soap and water. Don't use pressure and don't spray under the fairing or anywhere wires are hidden. Get under the fairing and move the connectors that you can to a high spot away from openings and use the dielectric grease on them.
Never seen a line with the water problems Vic has. Oh well.
cheers
 
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