if your set on 848 it will be fine in crazy rain storms but like everyone else has said its not ideal and you will need some good tires. I would get a dual sport for commute and rain.
I did exactly that, not that I had a choice. Something smelled hot so after some investigation I found the connector had melted and even started to burn. I cut it out and soldered everything together and did the heat-shrink thing. No more worries and the smell hasn't come back.In particular, the electrical connection between the alternator and the regulator carries a very high current, so corrosion there will lead to overheating the connector and adjacent wiring. I recommend eliminating this connector entirely using solder and shrink-tube insulation.
Dielectric grease on electrical connectionDoes anyone have a write-up on which connectors are what (hot/cold) ? Or would someone do it at their next cleaning. Photos with markings of sealant. Would be awesome guide to have around, especially for us newbies.
Go back and read post #8.D Dielectric grease on electrical connection