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Moisture in the headlamp lens
« on: June 22, 2014, 06:35:14 PM »
I have checked the forum for this problem, but could't fined a related thread.

After riding home from the MOT station in a monsoon a few weeks ago, I now notice I have moisture in the lower part of the headlamp lens, which becomes more evident after the engine has got hot and heat from the radiator condenses the moisture on the inside of the lens. Does anyone know how to access this area?

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Re: Moisture in the headlamp lens
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 06:39:42 PM »
Can't help with a solution but can say that was always the case on my 650 and I just got to live with it.
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Re: Moisture in the headlamp lens
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 07:00:42 PM »
Thanks for you post, I thought that might the case, I am just concerned that over time the chrome on the headlamp reflector might suffer, due to constant moisture being present.

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Re: Moisture in the headlamp lens
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 07:55:18 PM »
Using main beam during the day and on quiet roads at night should cure it. Be careful not to dazzle oncoming vehicles.
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Re: Moisture in the headlamp lens
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2014, 02:18:09 AM »
Sorry I can't be of too much help here but I have to thank Vetman for reminding me that I am 3 months late on my MOT. ... :( Absolutely shocked

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Re: Moisture in the headlamp lens
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2014, 08:54:15 AM »
Your welcome pal, I will remind you next year, OK!!!!!

I am going to try taking the headlamp bulb out and leaving the bike in the sun all day, hopefully the moisture will evaporate though the bulb hole. I think the main problem is the moisture can't get out. I will let you know if it works.

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Re: Moisture in the headlamp lens
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2014, 05:00:02 PM »
Try blowing a hairdryer around the affected area and especially on the glass.

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Re: Moisture in the headlamp lens
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2016, 07:46:26 PM »
This is a very old topic, but I have no condense in the headliht anymore.

How ??   take of the cover from the main beam..  take a tie-rap and a little bag of silicagel... you find them with new electronic parts like cameras or even shoes, and fit it to the wires going to the bulb. close it again.
You can do the same with the lowbeam cover.

No more moist in the headlight.
When it returns.. after a long time... regenerate the silicagel.
Heat the silicagel bag in the microwave for 30 seconds on 600W , caution : hot !!
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Re: Moisture in the headlamp lens
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2016, 08:25:40 PM »
Nice solution,  thanks.