Living in Seattle the weather is intermittently sunny/dry until July - June is worse than May - Im not complaining, not after living here for over 30 years. When I cant ride due to wet weather I peruse this site and dream of riding my 06 999s, monitor bike for issues - vert. valve cover leaking slightly in corners - I checked valve clearances early on this year - they were good to go - the bike only has 1900 + miles on it so I was not surprised. Nothing is as difficult as it may seem when it comes to mechanical work - just need to take your time. Ok I am rambling at 0245 in the morning - what do you guys do when you can't ride due to weather?