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post #1 of 8 Old Jul 26th, 2012, 4:49 pm Thread Starter
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Rain & Raido

seems like every time it has rained (like once since May) or very heavy dew in the mornings my radio decides to work again but only for a few minuets, It usd to do this after l washed it and would work for a day or so then the screen would read "NO RAIDO"
it finally rained like a banchie here last night, even got caught in the rain, 60mph p hail on a bald head is a good enough excuse to wear helmet. sure enough this morning it worked for about 2 min then shut off and said NO RAIDO??
when it first started over 2 years ago it seemed like colder temps would make the wires contract enough to make a tight connection but as soon as 70 deg. no raido, I have never had the sting ray off till a few weeks back.
I have read some of the posts listed here, but no one mentions moisture "making" it work

I have tried ele.contact cleaner & ele. grease but still NO RAIDO

any ideas? other than sending it to England or where ever a few have sent theirs

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post #2 of 8 Old Jul 26th, 2012, 7:03 pm
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Re: Rain & Raido

yes, remove the tupperware, flip the stingray reomove the weather protectors and disconnect, clean, apply de-ox, and reconnect all the connections. While in there do the same to all of the connector plugs. May solve your problem and prevent others.

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+1 on what Joe said.

You can also do the Jensen RADIO swap if you want to upgrade for new functionality. I cannot imagine this is too much more than shipping your radio halfway around the world and back.

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Re: Rain & Raido

I do know that if you use a radio that is not a BMW radio or is not the correct BMW and you use the normal harness you get the 'No Radio' message after a few mins and it shuts off.

When I first got my bike I had exactly the above scenario. I resolved it by wiring an alternative power source. Actually I fitted the fuzeblock gadget.

This resolved the issue until I could source a suitable replacement radio. Then I reverted back to the stock wiring system.

Not saying this is your issue, but it may help others.

I am assuming your radio worked ok at some point.

Edit: Just had a thought. It may be cheaper to see if Motorworks(http://www.motorworks.co.uk) has a suitable replacement. I think mine cost 60.

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Re: Rain & Raido

From my original posting,

will I be able to ride the bike while the stingray/raido is off he bike and Im working on it?

guess Im worried of security / whatever else might be involved.

its my main mode other than pedaling.

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Re: Rain & Raido

Oddly, my '03 does the opposite.

Ride it in heavy rain and something electrical stops working for a while. Usually the radio or comm system, GPS or cruise.

Not to worry, couple of days in the dry and everything works again.

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Re: Rain & Raido

Not sure if you're talking power or reception. The connection at the base of the antenna gets heavily corroded and makes the radio intermittent.


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Not sure if you're talking power or reception. The connection at the base of the antenna gets heavily corroded and makes the radio intermittent.
I have power to the system but no modes work just says no raido display

THANK YOU for the antennae thought. I will try that asap!!

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