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#308320 - 03/14/08 03:06 PM Motolight help  
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Just realized my Motolights are out. Seems they got water in them from the ride home from Daytona last week.

Before I screw them up, how do you get in them? I assume the face plate may be threaded and the small holes are for
insertion of something and lefty loosey?

Thanks in advance!!!


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#308321 - 03/14/08 03:13 PM Re: Motolight help [Re: Wyn]  
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#308322 - 03/14/08 04:24 PM Re: Motolight help [Re: Wyn]  
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There is a specific Moto wrench that came w/your lights, unless you have the newer knurled edge ones. Those can be doen manually.
The older style can be updated to the new ones for those that choose not to use a wrench.
Best wishes.


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#308323 - 03/14/08 05:45 PM Re: Motolight help [Re: Wyn]  
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Dump them

Not very helpful is it

Seems odd that both lamps would have water issues but stranger things have happened.
You are sure that they (both) stopped working due to water infiltration as opposed to some other reason?


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#308324 - 03/14/08 08:00 PM Re: Motolight help [Re: tallman]  
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I had a Motolights on two bikes and in spite of riding through some "Texas gully washers," never had ANY problems with water leakage. That said, being rather A-retentative about such things, I was VERY careful to keep the o-rings clean and lubed with silicone.

BTW, if anyone needs a set of the knurled versions of the Motolight retainer rings, I have some, complete with o-rings, that I'll sell cheap. (Send me a PM )They're mighty handy when you're in the middle of Colorado and you need to replace a bulb but forgot the special spanner. [DAMHIKT]


Byron Lawrence
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#308325 - 03/14/08 08:21 PM Re: Motolight help [Re: Trinity]  
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I went through a very deep NYC flooded street and "burnt" one out. Opened it up and water had gotten into the ceramic connector. Clipped and replaced and there was light again.

Actually thing water snuck in through the back side (where the wires sneak into the metal pod).

Also, forget the spanner tool as a jar opener (lil'rubber sheet) does the trick.

Oh, and upgrade to 75w bulbs. Be seen!

-Eff


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#308326 - 03/15/08 01:07 AM Re: Motolight help [Re: Effervescent]  
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NewlyEffwed,
I keep my wrench in with my Stop & Go tire kit.
Always have it if needed, and it's so cool to be able to help out the many folks who seem to think the place to keep that wrench is safe, at home, in the garage.


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1996 R 100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
All now gone...

#308327 - 03/15/08 01:16 AM Re: Motolight help [Re: tallman]  
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Actually, Motolights have had two types of wiring/seals over the past couple of years. My original set (earlier version of wiring) were prone to taking in water through the leads through the mount. Once I knew they had water in them (went through a monsoon with 3" water on road surface and 12" water near street gutters) and opened them and poured several tablespoons of water out of them. Still working, but full of water.

Talked with Tina at Motolights in Daytona, and they replaced everything but the wiring harness and switch. Seems that the earlier wiring needed a better seal at the mount and the new ones have a big silicone seal where the wiring runs into the mount. Work much better.

Lastly, Tina and the folks at Motolights are terrific. It's one of the only companies that stand behind their gear 100% with no hassles or arguments. Highly recommend them.

#308328 - 03/15/08 01:25 AM Re: Motolight help [Re: tallman]  
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Quote:

NewlyEffwed,
I keep my wrench in with my Stop & Go tire kit.





Based on my "less-than-positive" experience with Stop-n-Go plugs, you *might* be better off leaving the SNG kit at home as well! Jest sayin'


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#308329 - 03/15/08 03:57 AM Re: Motolight help [Re: Trinity]  
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lol Oh man, you turkeys keep life interesting! :P

Tallman, check dem dare PMs.

-Eff


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