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    Default Pool of Water in the Frunk

    The last couple times I've washed with soap and water my RT (mostly using sponge and no pressure hose), I've found water in the front trunk. I'm not talking moist but along the lines of a bucket of water. Is this just a problem with my 2017 RT or is this a common problem? Any solution?

    Given with what I see, I can't see any better way of closing/sealing the frunk so water doesn't seep in. Seems more like a design issue than a "me issue". But who knows. Given that I haven't driven the RT too much in the rain and store it in the garage, I can't tell if this is a problem I only see when the RT is parked and at standstill or also a problem also when riding in the rain. Either way, the wife isn't going to be happy to see her few clothes she's traveling be sopping wet if it rains. Any suggestions?

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    check and make sure that the rubber seal is properly in place (you do have a rubber seal, right?).

    check and make sure that the Frunk lid is properly closing all the way.

    check that the rubber seal has no broken or cracked areas, if so replace it.

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    if you accumulate too much water, there is a rubber plug on bottom under the fleece liner that you can pull
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzr Joe View Post
    check and make sure that the rubber seal is properly in place (you do have a rubber seal, right?).

    check and make sure that the Frunk lid is properly closing all the way.

    check that the rubber seal has no broken or cracked areas, if so replace it.

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    ………… and also check that the seal around the Battery cover is in/on properly .... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand check the FUSE box covers …both sides ..... I also had water in frunk and discovered one of the fuse box covers wasn't tight ...... , after fixing NO more water in Frunk ..... I also drilled small holes in each corner , no water came in from doing that ..... Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUEKNIGHT911 View Post
    ………… and also check that the seal around the Battery cover is in/on properly .... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand check the FUSE box covers …both sides ..... I also had water in frunk and discovered one of the fuse box covers wasn't tight ...... , after fixing NO more water in Frunk ..... I also drilled small holes in each corner , no water came in from doing that ..... Mike
    This could be the issue. The last time I washed the RT I avoided the frunk lid as much as possible but still found water in the frunk. When I was drying things out I thought about checking the battery cover looked loose (but didn't check it firther) I wonder when I took my Spyder in it's 3000K checkup they didn't tigten some of the battery/fuse covers. I'll check it out! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUEKNIGHT911 View Post
    ………… and also check that the seal around the Battery cover is in/on properly .... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand check the FUSE box covers …both sides ..... I also had water in frunk and discovered one of the fuse box covers wasn't tight ...... , after fixing NO more water in Frunk ..... I also drilled small holes in each corner , no water came in from doing that ..... Mike
    My money is on this; mine had water in it a couple of different times and turns out the battery cover was improperly installed allowing water shedding from the windscreen area to flow into the frunk.

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    It's not you and it's not the design of the bike's bodywork. So it's got to be something else.

    If you bought it used, check to see if the previous owner made any modifications in or around the frunk 'lip' (where the gasket goes) that created a path for water to get in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahPete View Post
    It's not you and it's not the design of the bike's bodywork. So it's got to be something else.

    If you bought it used, check to see if the previous owner made any modifications in or around the frunk 'lip' (where the gasket goes) that created a path for water to get in.
    Pete I know you are trying to help on this ….. But have you read ALL the other Posts ????? /…………………….. Mike

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    Never had an issue with my '15 RT. Check your lid seal as it's not impossible for it to get pulled and to the side, particularly towards the top rear of the frunk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUEKNIGHT911 View Post
    Pete I know you are trying to help on this ….. But have you read ALL the other Posts ????? /…………………….. Mike
    Which ones do you mean, Mike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahPete View Post
    Which ones do you mean, Mike?
    Careful Pete you'll end up on his bad boy list!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahPete View Post
    It's not you and it's not the design of the bike's bodywork. So it's got to be something else.

    If you bought it used, check to see if the previous owner made any modifications in or around the frunk 'lip' (where the gasket goes) that created a path for water to get in.
    No mods on the RT...purchased new by me. I'm going to take a look at the battery cover and fuse covers as Mike suggests. Perhaps when I hosed under the Spyder...that's how the water seeped in.

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    Rarely is it going to leak around the top hood gasket. Even if the gasket is bad. Some folks drill holes for battery tender cable or other wiring. I have seen posted, the battery tender cable wedged between the battery access cover. Fusebox access covers not install fully maybe. Most likely it is the battery access cover not installed correctly. Bottom or side pins not hooked. That leaves a gap.

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    I would definitly check my frunk un zip and make sure my fuse box is dry. Not the first time they were wet! Please check if it was that wet! It happens to the RTS. THe boxe's are suppossed to be water proof but on our 2014 they are not, check them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcarver View Post
    I would definitly check my frunk un zip and make sure my fuse box is dry. Not the first time they were wet! Please check if it was that wet! It happens to the RTS. THe boxe's are suppossed to be water proof but on our 2014 they are not, check them.
    You are confusing water leaking into the trunk from the fuse access covers and water leaking into the fuse box. Two different covers and completely different unrelated problems.

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