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Offline farawayhats

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Re: Indicators & condensation
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2011, 08:12:39 PM »
nuff said indeed Girth.  :046:

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Re: Indicators & condensation
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2018, 02:52:03 AM »
Happened to mine, only the front two though. Carl Rosner in Croydon were brilliant. Changed them over under warranty  :028:

Offline Stevie.P

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Re: Indicators & condensation
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2018, 11:15:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by Girth [+]
Take a look on the underside of the indicator lense, there is a water drain hole.....'nuff said...

My bike isn't garaged and is parked south facing so gets the best of the warmth during the day and sudden temperature drops at night .... result daily condensation and with the drain hole in the bottom of the lens I don't worry about it. Sealing the lens would only make things worse.
I usually take the lens off once a year and wash them (and clean the reflector) as the drain hole also allows the dirt to get sucked in there (particularly the rear ones) and it is surprising how much builds up in the corners by the screw molding.
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Re: Indicators & condensation
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2018, 11:33:36 AM »
I fitted LED indicators in place of the oem bulb units.  No issues with these.
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Offline UncleGary

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Re: Indicators & condensation
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2018, 12:20:16 AM »
As has been pointed out, there is a vent hole. The reason is that the signals are not hermetically sealed. There are wires that exit without sealing also. So, depending on your climate, the lights will condense water when they are cooler than the dew point.

Here in Kansas, it is not a problem. I can imagine that in Ireland or the UK in general that the humidity/temperature swings condense a fair amount.

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Re: Indicators & condensation
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2018, 06:55:42 AM »
:0461:

I am actually surprised that some UK owners have successfully had warranty claims from Triumph on this which isn't really a manufacturing defect and others have warranty claims rejected for things that most of us would certainly have considered valid.  :027:
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