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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2012, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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i got caught in the first splash of this years monsoons last saturday...real dark real fast and lots of wind....and my wing man noticed my running light was out....baaad deal round here as it was a 75mph road and folks were flying....me...i had to drop to about 50-60 cause of the wind....dealer said the light was flooded with water...and need a new rig....warranty..??we'll see.

point is is that this here is a desert and the bike has only been in the rain maybe 3x.....real low pressure/dribbles for the occasional wash too....all said...this sux and counts for my first "issue"

gaskets for the new one??? won't know till i see it....

and as for sun drying gasket-things out...well that is a possibility...but as the bkie lives under cover when parked and garaged otherwise...the rest can't be helped....all said...my honda had a low-tech bulb or two...

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That is strange. I wonder if the back of it got broken somehow to let in that much water. I think it's a sealed unit.
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What did the water get to, exactly? Have you opened it up to see? The first rule in trusting your dealer is to not trust your dealer. Do some investigating of your own to make sure you're not being mislead into an imaginary problem. I, for one, have a very hard time picturing water getting to your electrical connections. And if it did, why didn't the fuse blow? And if the fuse blew, why do you need a "new rig?"

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What is a running light?

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What is a running light?
Good question. I assumed he referred to the low beam, but maybe I assumed wrong. It's the "running (out) light" for sure.

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I think he's talking about his taillight. The part of it that stays on is the running light.

On HD's the turn signals are running lights when they aren't being used as turn signals as well as the tail light.
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I think he's talking about his taillight. The part of it that stays on is the running light.

On HD's the turn signals are running lights when they aren't being used as turn signals as well as the tail light.
That makes a whole lot more sense than my silly assumption.

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I wonder if a rock got it from underneath and put a nice hole in the back of it so when it rained and the tire through gallons of water at it and filled it up until it reached the hole and wouldn't fill anymore.

Curious to find out.
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yup - by running light i mean the tail-light (leds)...all i have left are brakes....

i will take a look at the underside when the part gets in...which is out at least 2 weeks....

as for the bike in general...no impacts, drops (touch wood) or even cosmetic damage to the unit....

perhaps the seals dried out / split - i was in flag the morning before - it was in the mid 40s....and later that day around gils bend - i read 116.....so maybe some thermals too?????

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