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Possible DRAINAGE issues: new Africa Twin
« on: July 23, 2016, 11:38:06 am »
Had out 1st customer drill a hole at the extreme lowest point of the standard Africa Twin screen, since he mentions water gets trapped in their when it rains, not sure if anyone else has expereinced this, checked the demo bike we have in-Store, and yes, I cannot see a weep hole, and it sure does sit flush!

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Re: Possible DRAINAGE issues: new Africa Twin
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2016, 05:57:56 pm »
Mine drains out  ???
 

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Re: Possible DRAINAGE issues: new Africa Twin
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2016, 11:43:33 am »
all good, just one customer showed me this tip/trick, so passing this on in case its ever a problem
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Re: Possible DRAINAGE issues: new Africa Twin
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2016, 03:42:19 pm »
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Re: Possible DRAINAGE issues: new Africa Twin
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Re: Possible DRAINAGE issues: new Africa Twin
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2016, 07:35:54 am »
Noted...
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Re: Possible DRAINAGE issues: new Africa Twin
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2016, 08:16:50 am »
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No, this thread is worthless !  :peepwall:

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Understand pics would be nice but any makeshift advice can never be worthless
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Re: Possible DRAINAGE issues: new Africa Twin
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2016, 01:04:07 pm »
Chris - apologies for being rude in my reply !!  :(

What I wanted to say: Calling it a "DRAINAGE issue" is a bit dramatic! The AT's screen lower part is close to the fairing panel at the lower part - like many many other bikes. Due to the nature of water's natural surface tension, about a "desert spoon" of water will drain very slowly from this part, but drilling a hole will not really make a difference.

I have washed the one I had for running-in twice myself, and by the time you have finished drying the bike, that particular bit of water is gone already! On any bike water will remain somewhere - especially in places you can't even see - that's why it is important to go for a short ride after you've washed your bike, to make sure it's completely dry before putting it away before the next trip/ride...
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