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17 February 2017, 00:00

Hi guys, I'm planning a motorcycle trip soon and I'm wondering if the standard lens will be ok if I come across a rainy day while I'm riding. Should I invest in a divers lens cover or is the standard lens ok. Thanks in advance
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    18 February 2017, 16:28

    lmele wrote:

    Hi guys, I'm planning a motorcycle trip soon and I'm wondering if the standard lens will be ok if I come across a rainy day while I'm riding. Should I invest in a divers lens cover or is the standard lens ok. Thanks in advance



    I use the standard lens cover on my motorbie, usually on my helmet but also on the crash bars, where it gets soaked from driving through puddles and the like. Never had an issue. If you plan to ford a river, then maybe you might need the dive lens cover. Also using the beard will stop some moisture entering. But to be honest, I have driven in the worst weather that Ireland can throw at it and never any probs
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    18 February 2017, 23:02

    I use the standard lens cover on my motorbie, usually on my helmet but also on the crash bars, where it gets soaked from driving through puddles and the like. Never had an issue. If you plan to ford a river, then maybe you might need the dive lens cover. Also using the beard will stop some moisture entering. But to be honest, I have driven in the worst weather that Ireland can throw at it and never any probs[/quote]

    Thanks for the reply "the-civvie". I will do just that. I dont plan on submersing it into water, but i thought that while i'm riding the rain might enter the camera. Thanks again for your reply.
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    20 February 2017, 07:29

    I believe the camera is IPX7 compliant. This means that it can "withstand immersion in water up to 1 metre for up to 30 min" - without the waterproof lens cap. There shouldn't be any problem from rain showers or splashing from puddles.

    the-civvie mentioned using the beard on his camera: I note that '35 km/h max' is printed on material that came with the beard when I bought my Bandit. This of course precludes use of the beard on bicycles, motorbikes and quite a number of other forms of locomotion. Perhaps they're concerned it might come off at speed?
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    20 February 2017, 08:11

    M'biker, thanks for the reply to my question. Yes my main concern was riding in the rain and if it was weather proof for that. Looks like I don't have to worry about that part. As far as the beard goes I might leave it on and see what happens, I will be using music for the background anyway.
    Were abouts are you in Oz. I'm based in Sydney and my ride is a 2010 Honda Goldwing.
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    20 February 2017, 08:45

    A Goldwing - very comfortable!! I've always wanted a bike with a stereo :-). I'm in Melbourne and ride a 09 Triumph Sprint ST. Am heading over to Tasmania next week: Six days motorcycle touring...
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    20 February 2017, 20:24

    Nice ride, i've always had a soft spot for Triumphs. Tassie is on my riding list. Ride safe

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