Moisture in headlight - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Register Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Motorcycle EscrowInsurance
Go Back   Kawasaki Versys Forum > Kawasaki Versys Motorcycle Talk > Technical Discussion

 

Technical Discussion Topics related to Technical Issues

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-07-2012, 09:48 AM
goat12's Avatar
goat12 goat12 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,028
Default Moisture in headlight

I noticed this morning that my headlight assembly seems to have some moisture in it. Have you guys run into this at all? How bad is it/how tough a fix?



Last edited by goat12; 12-07-2012 at 09:52 AM.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-07-2012, 11:45 AM
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
fasteddiecopeman fasteddiecopeman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 6,565
Default

Someone posted about changing his lights to projectors, and detailed how you take the housings apart, and re-attaching them.
__________________
Ed

My KLR trip to Alaska, YT, NWT and BC in summer 2009
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=33153
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-07-2012, 12:02 PM
Daedalus62's Avatar
Daedalus62 Daedalus62 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lisbon/Portugal
Posts: 99
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fasteddiecopeman View Post
Someone posted about changing his lights to projectors, and detailed how you take the housings apart, and re-attaching them.
Pardon my opinion, but honestly that seems way overkill... If it's just a little moisture, maybe you could try to stuff a rag through the lamp hole (with the help of some long soft object?) and work it around to clean the moisture?...

Most important... Try to find how/why the moisture got in there in the 1st place... A bad lamp/housing joint?... The rubber piece that goes in the back of the lamp, not properly fitted?...

My 2 cents

Cheers

Last edited by Daedalus62; 12-07-2012 at 12:35 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-07-2012, 01:34 PM
anders55's Avatar
anders55 anders55 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 221
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Daedalus62 View Post
Pardon my opinion, but honestly that seems way overkill... If it's just a little moisture, maybe you could try to stuff a rag through the lamp hole (with the help of some long soft object?) and work it around to clean the moisture?...

Most important... Try to find how/why the moisture got in there in the 1st place... A bad lamp/housing joint?... The rubber piece that goes in the back of the lamp, not properly fitted?...

My 2 cents

Cheers
"The rubber piece that goes in the back of the lamp, not properly fitted?..." Thatīs what it is probably all about. Washing/spraying water "from behind" could be the cause. Just drive around the block and watch the moisture evaporate... IMHO
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-07-2012, 07:52 PM
stlee29's Avatar
stlee29 stlee29 is offline
Member
 
2008 Kawasaki KLE 650 Versys Blue/Silver
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bukit Mertajam,Penang,Malaysia
Posts: 3,203
Default

The moisture normally does go off after the headlight's warmed up. Seen this for a car though.
__________________
My V Blog: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=4763.

Ride safe,
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-08-2012, 02:13 AM
2daMax's Avatar
2daMax 2daMax is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Posts: 1,158
Default

Mine has this misting occasionally but it goes away. I don't see it anymore or maybe I've not paid attention to it.
__________________
Present Ride: 2011 Versys Spark Black
Previous Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 250R 2008 Plasma Blue
My V's Farkle Log: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...214#post146214
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-08-2012, 04:20 PM
RickySpanish's Avatar
RickySpanish RickySpanish is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 108
Default

I always thought this was normal. The whole assembly isn't sealed/air tight. There's a vent somewhere.

If you try cleaning the moisture out, be sure not to rub the shiny reflective backing too much.

But again, not a big deal.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-08-2012, 06:07 PM
goat12's Avatar
goat12 goat12 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,028
Default

Thanks for the info. I was trying to figure out if there was indeed a vent somewhere. Seems to have dissipated a day later.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-09-2012, 08:23 PM
Fastoman's Avatar
Fastoman Fastoman is offline
Member
 
2009 Kawasaki Versysy
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Ipoh.Perak.Malaysia
Posts: 4,582
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fasteddiecopeman View Post
Someone posted about changing his lights to projectors, and detailed how you take the housings apart, and re-attaching them.
That will be me , but for a little moisture just run the headlight a few blocks and it will disappear and you dont have to break the seal . just check the rubber housing at the back and you are good.

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-14-2012, 05:16 AM
versysnewbrunswick's Avatar
versysnewbrunswick versysnewbrunswick is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New Brunsick, Canada
Posts: 31
Default

My headlight assembly has a crack in it right behind the gray bar that goes across....trying to get Kawasaki to replace it. Had to my dealer when it was on warranty but he would not look at....so when i put the bike up this year for winter I took it apart to see what was going and found the crack.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-20-2012, 01:29 PM
zedseven50 zedseven50 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Deep South UK
Posts: 269
Default

Condensation happens, comes but goes. Happened on my Zed and the V. Recently replaced the original headlamp units on my BMW E39 5 Series with pukka HELLA 'angel eye' units. Occassionally happens to them to a small degree, but soon goes. Still the best mod I've done to the car so far. Apologies for posting pics of my car, I just love those lights..!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0444.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	56.4 KB
ID:	16405   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0450.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	67.2 KB
ID:	16406   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0454.jpg
Views:	35
Size:	42.9 KB
ID:	16407  
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisements
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum