Rain Flap? Really?

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  • TARKaw

Posted December 14, 2009 - 11:09 AM


As I am perusing the owners manual for my new to me '01YZ, I noticed this;

[COLOR="Blue"]In order to prevent water from entering the carburetor
while the motorcycle is operated in the
rain, attach the accessory flap 1 to the frame
at the rear of the fuel tank.[/COLOR]

Really? I have never owned a bike that had a flap available for installation during the rain. Anybody use this flap or have had negative affects if not using it?

Thanks for your knowledge

  • grayracer513

Posted December 14, 2009 - 11:17 AM


All '03 and later models came with it installed. It's supposed to help prevent water from entering the air box by splashing up and back between the tank and seat.

  • rmx250rider

Posted December 14, 2009 - 11:23 AM


I put 2 on mine, helps me relax a little when I go thur a huge puddle

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  • TARKaw

Posted December 14, 2009 - 11:27 AM


Interesting... sounds like i better start looking for one on Ebay. Once I see a full picture maybe I can make one myself??

  • cowboyona426

Posted December 14, 2009 - 12:12 PM


I wouldn't lose sleep over not having one. IIRC my 00 came with one installed, my 06 has one also.

  • coreyl

Posted January 01, 2010 - 11:58 PM


it is pretty much just a rubber sheet going over the rear of the gas tank it shouldnt be that hard to make at home

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