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Question Foggy/Moist headlights?

well i bought some hids back in august of 08. ever since winter i've noticed a little build up inside the headlamp, almost like mildew or moist. i didnt think of anything. but as time has gone by its gotten bigger and more noticable.
i park my bike in the back yard sometimes i forget to cover it up.

*so now it looks like the Lens is getting stained from the inside.
the plastic seals are on where the bulb connects.
a friend told me to take off the seals and put a blow dryer close to it to vent it out, but that didnt work..

what should i do?? should i take apart the head and disassemble the headlights/clean them out and reseal it back together?

any advise/tips are appreciated. thanks!

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Ive had the same problem on my 06, only difference is Ive never taken anything apart in that area , havent had to change bulbs or anything yet and it still has a little bit of condensation build up. Especially when the temp is low outside but as soon as the headlights heat up which they do, it drys out the inside of the light and the waters gone. I have no stains on the inside like you but have never really worried about it.

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yeah in the begining it was like that, and once the lights would warm up it would dry out..

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Check the rubber seal again. There's a leak somewhere. Normally, blowing it with heat will do the trick and it too can be taken care of by the heat from the head lights.
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HAve you been riding in the rain? It shouldn't't build up on its own like that unless the air has been moist enough or if you done anything to your headlights. After doing a couple retros...the main problem with fogging up is the seal around the lens to the actual headlight...i would recommend checking around there for inspection.





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nah i dont ride in the rain, just once, i didnt think it would rain and it caught me by surprise. but yeah i'll have to check it out this weekend cuz i dont have time during the week.
do you think its the actual seal from the headlamp or
the seal where it hooks up behind the light bulb?

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Well i doubt its the seal where the bulb is...because most headlights that i've seeen usually have a some holes to let air pass through. Just to prevent fogging. But just check it out..and see what happens when you have time.





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