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SCS Clutch Water Condensation

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I have a question regarding the TVL SCS

On the inside of the perspex viewing disc (showing off the Rekluse clutch) there is water condensation
I have done meanwhile a couple of hours riding , that is the bike has been nicely on operating temperature, BUT the water is not disappearing
Does anyone else has the same experience ?
My concern is that the water (vapor) present in that area of the bike might create problems


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This is actually quite common in a lot of bikes....you just don't see it !!! The oil level sight glass on some bikes may show water from condensation.

A very humid environment can contribute, as does hot days followed by cold nights with short rides. The water condenses from the atmosphere, and there it sits until a long ride evaporates the moisture from the oil. It may take a good long ride with the engine at operating temp for a while.

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Hello @esq'z me,

Thank you for sharing your knowledge
From that I take it that I should have no reason to worry
My basement is actually at (a steady) 15°C and at low relative humidity (conditioned)
As the water was present as from the moment of delivery, I assume that at the time of manufacturing
in Shiranna, relative humidity and environmental temperature must have been rather high
I am a bit surprised that a 2 hour ride has not solved the problem then

Thank you for your help

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Evert,
Does the oil have a milky look? If not then I would not worry. The oil should be washing away any condensate on the inside of the clear cover.

I will look for an opportunity to look at a SCS TV (haven't personally seen one yet), but can't imagine the oil is not washing over the insides of the cover.

Give her another good long ride, and let her sit at idle until the fans cycle on/off.

What you are seeing was generally resolved after a few rides in most of the cases where I encountered during my career....there were a couple where a dealer actually pulled the cover off to clean and filed a warranty claim, only to have the phenomenon recur. As long as the oil does not look like chocolate milk (water contamination) you should be OK.

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Hello @esq'z me,

Thank you for your reply
I had a look at the oil:
Perfectly OK, just as fresh oil should look like
So I will do as you say, ride the bike and keep an eye on the condensation (hopefully disappearing) and the condition of the oil

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