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  • Offline xport08   gb

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    Condensation in front headlights
    on: May 29, 2022, 08:39:35 am
    May 29, 2022, 08:39:35 am
    I have a 2020 s1000xr and keep getting condensation in front lights, does anyone have this problem and how to solve this issue. Bike is still under warrant and BMW say it can be normal and will not fix this.

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    Re: Condensation in front headlights
    Reply #1 on: May 29, 2022, 10:06:45 am
    May 29, 2022, 10:06:45 am
    *Originally Posted by xport08 [+]
    I have a 2020 s1000xr and keep getting condensation in front lights, does anyone have this problem and how to solve this issue. Bike is still under warrant and BMW say it can be normal and will not fix this.

    On my Gen-1 l just drilled a tiny 2mm hole in the bottom corner of each lens, allows it to breath a little and no more condensation.

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    Re: Condensation in front headlights
    Reply #2 on: May 29, 2022, 06:49:37 pm
    May 29, 2022, 06:49:37 pm
    *Originally Posted by xport08 [+]
    I have a 2020 s1000xr and keep getting condensation in front lights, does anyone have this problem and how to solve this issue. Bike is still under warrant and BMW say it can be normal and will not fix this.

    Its normal, particularly after you have washed the bike, and will disappear, particularly with the lights on
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    Re: Condensation in front headlights
    Reply #3 on: June 04, 2022, 08:45:32 pm
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    *Originally Posted by xport08 [+]
    I have a 2020 s1000xr and keep getting condensation in front lights, does anyone have this problem and how to solve this issue. Bike is still under warrant and BMW say it can be normal and will not fix this.

    On the gen 2 bikes, the headlights are LED. LED lights are vented units, so you will get moisture in them. BMW will not consider this an issue unless you end up having drips running down the inside or if it completely blocks the beam after a a decent ride. So if you don't have either of these, you don't have to worry about it

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    Re: Condensation in front headlights
    Reply #4 on: August 12, 2022, 03:33:24 am
    August 12, 2022, 03:33:24 am
    the weather here in CT seems gets back to normal and i felt some cold air on my thighs.. got home safely and rest a bit. now pushing it to the garage and got settled and found both corners had this condensation. oh well, OP you are not alone. and on the other side, i tested my SH58x to the test and filled with groceries and probably hits 105mph on the highway lol. amazing top case!

    bike is like a week old. 2nd Gen 2022 model
    Last Edit: August 12, 2022, 03:34:15 am by ad78

     



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