Got stranded for an hour tonight. Out in the middle of nowhere, at 1am, in the dark, in the rain. (and uphill both ways ) Anyways, riding along and it starts cutting out. Almost like its out of fuel. Finally dies completely. Check fuel, got fuel. check spark and its intermittent. Took the tank off and started going over stuff. No gain. Went to take off the front timing cover and about a 1/4 cup of water comes out of the timing/points area. Hrm. Try it again, spark it back. Seems as if it got filled and grounded itself out. Got down on hands and knees and dried it as best I could and blew it out. Back together and off I went. Not so bad, only down for about 45 min. So here are the questions. 1. have a cut down fender on the bike, need to change back over to my long fender for the wet season. How much could this be contributing? 2. what seal is supposed to keep water out of there? There is a partial seal around the distributor and then the condenser wire has a boot/seal. I did have to cut down the top of the rubber boot for the condenser wire to do some wiring. So maybe that is contributing? New condenser would come with new wire I suppose... 3. how bad would it be to just drill a drain hole in the bottom of the timing cover. I could do it at an angle such that it would drain front to back. If it made things worse I could always tap it and just put a bolt in there. So what do yall think? Ever heard of this before?