You want to avoid it as much as possible, your battery cables can get corroded which can lead to electrical problem. That being said, it's not gonna melt if it gets wet, but it's always a good idea to keep her undercover.
About the only thing that will suffer is your pants if you don't have a towel to dry the seat with. Everything that has to stay dry is under the tank or seat. If they had to stay dry, they wouldn't run in the rain. Most of my bikes sat out all year long, and I used to keep them until they were wore out.
Keeping you machine clean and waxed helps.
The biggest pain about riding in the rain is it will cover your ride with dirt in every nook and cranny. You will also notice rust starting to develop on some of the bolt heads and the such. I will ride in the rain if I have to, but being admitted anal about keeping my bike clean I dont like to.
I know that covering it doesn't hurt the bike. You can get a cover for $20 or so.
Ill ride in the rain but i don't like leaving my bike out in it. I don't know how much rain wears on the bike but it seems that snow can ruin a seat quickly.
Two or three days in December I was able to get out riding, and winter didn't seem so bad. But its been about 6 weeks since I last rode, and locally the roads are not suitable for two wheel riding. Spring looks awfully far away. With three of my five grown kids living within an hour of us, along...
I found this side cover and it has no markings at all. I cannot find what it goes to. It is in good shape as far as no breaks or cracks. Paint is not original but may be of great use to someone in need. I have a feeling that it isn early 1970's Suzuki maybe.
New to all of this so pardon the ignorance. Looking for lockable storage to put on my bike so I don't have to lug around ATGATT while at my University's campus. Primarily helmet and jacket or helmet and pants. I've searched some and have yet to find anything definitive. I imagine I...
I’ve recently acquired a bike after a year and a half of searching. I don’t care for super sports or any newer bikes like those, I prefer classics or cruiser bikes. The bike I bought was a 1973 Cb500 with a 550 build in it. It runs fine but I was wondering if it would be too dangerous or hard to...