Yup. But no hidden meaning - just getting a bike wet unnecessarily only increases the chance of problems. So I was aying "don't follow that part of the advice"...
I found a new problem with a wet bike. The J1772 inlet filled with water and overnight in cold temperatures the water became a solid. This ice prevents a J1772 plug from inserting into the inlet. Five hours time in the sunshine was needed to melt the ice and allow a charging connection.
Please report this to Zero.
Do the people of Zero Motorcycles know what freezing temperatures are? Does it even snow in Scotts Valley CA
? (answer: Annual Snowfall is zero inches 0")
I may add a plastic pipette to always have with me or a bit of absorbent towel, and remove any liquids from the inlet before leaving the bike overnight.
I do agree that having the J1772 inlet mounted like a "gasoline fill port" makes it difficult to empty when it is filled with fluids. if it were mounted on the kickstand side of the bike in the frame, it would naturally drain any liquids. However the position like it is now avoids a lot of the dirt and debris. If the port were side-mounted I think it could be jammed up with mud easier, but also it could be washed easily.
Anyways then, the J1772 inlet I have mounted up is from digiNow Inc. It is in the same bracket and mounting place but is not actually the OEM ChargeTank inlet. Does the OEM inlet fill with water?