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Rain isn't the problem. Most likely, it's an already corroded or dirty connection made worse by moisture. Take the seat off and check all the ground connections and ignition connections. The electrical systems on our bikes don't take much to prevent them from starting or running smoothly. Once all the connections are clean, try it again.
I've ridden in some very torrential rain and as long as I keep the electrical system clean and tight, I haven't had a problem. Like any other piece of precision equipment, if you don't take care of it, it won't take care of you. If you ride in the rain or let the bike sit out in it, you'll have to check the electrical connections more often. If you don't have any kind of covered parking for it, I'd get a bike cover to protect it from the rain at night or while at work. You can get a generic one and they only take a couple of minutes to put on.
93 VN 750 "Ursula"
Moved R/R 08Sep06
R/R rewire 17Feb07
New R/R, Installed 14Jun08
New Stator installed 10 Jun08
Maintenance Free Battery 12Jan08