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post #1 of 6 Old 01-25-2012, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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So after the accident had to leave the bike in a lot for a full 36 hours. In that time the alternate cover was half off from it shattering. My luck it was foggy and lightly rained. What are the odds moisture got in and if so how would I go about getting it dried out before putting my new cover on?

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It shouldn't be anything to worry about, even if a little water got inside. it won't hurt anything, and will get flushed away by the engine oil. Just get your new cover on there and put some fresh oil in. If you're concerned about it, change your oil again after 100-150 miles to get rid of any residual gunk...in fact that might be a good idea, in order to get rid of any mechanical debris that got knocked loose inside.

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So after the accident had to leave the bike in a lot for a full 36 hours. In that time the alternate cover was half off from it shattering. My luck it was foggy and lightly rained. What are the odds moisture got in and if so how would I go about getting it dried out before putting my new cover on?
Just changing the oil before starting the motor should do the trick, but I doubt if it will be necessary. If it was on the sidestand and the rain was not a gullywasher the possibility of water getting into the motor is relatively remote. You'll know if any water got into the oil pan when the engine cover is removed.

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Thanks guys. I didn't think it would be a big deal but always good to check. I definitely planned on running the bike for a full tank then doing an oil change and this just makes me more confident I'd be doing the right thing. Engine is covered while the new cover gets coated tomorrow!

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If your alternator cover was broken i would be more worried about small pieces of aluminium in the oil than water....a certain amount of water would boil away once the oil gets hot.

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