Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Trail, British Columbia, Canada
Heavy rain, tires and leakage
Life is full of new experiences. Yesterdays experience included my first ride in very heavy rain with my new 07GT (3000km-1800mi). The stock Z6's did very well, but the 1 1/2hr ride was in some congested areas so a high speed evaluation is not available. I will say that they handled a number of low speed twisties very well though. My only concern has nothing to do with tires. After returning home I discovered the fairing pocket had a 1/2" of rainwater in it. This was not from the wash and wax earlier in the day cause I wiped it out (it was bone dry) following the wash job. The rubber gasket appears in good shape, no tears or marks apart from the lid sealing on it. Is this common for the GT? My 95LT didn't leak like this. Should I drill a drain hole in it and live with it or talk to the dealer and request a new seal? Your commments and suggestions are always welcome. Glenn.