Is it the issue we think it is ? When I bought my Vado I had a 1.5 hr drive home. It poured so hard the last 45 minutes of the drive that traffic slowed down to 30-40 MPH on the highway . I had no protection . It was on a hitch rack. So I am sure it got every bit of the raining in both directions : No Problem. Of course I wouldn't subject the Bike to this on purpose > It probably is wise to cover up your CP. Mine was fine. The battery housing was perfectly dry . After all E-Cars get wet don't they ?