Well i just moved to Naples for the summer and unfortunately there's no covered area i can leave my bike under. I plan on buying a cover for her but was just wondering how bad it is to leave bikes in the rain. It's a 03 and i'd think there's a better chance of keeping rain out of the gauges/electrical and such. One thing i have noticed is that after i left my bike in West Palm for 3 weeks i noticed there's a rust color on a lot of the chain. Thanks for the advice...it's been really wet down here in Florida lately.