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Offline Ray01

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Condensation
« on: April 22, 2019, 10:21:26 PM »
I have just noticed condensation in the instrument cluster. I also have it on two of the signal lights. It is a 2017 with 16000 kms. Anyone have this problem. Thanks. 

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Re: Condensation
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 09:15:31 AM »
actually, yes, the other day i got bike out of garage  (which leakes and is very damp) although bike has a cover on it anyway to keep off dust etc, when it was out in the sun noticed wet/condensation in main dash display, this seemed to disappear over the day and as i now store bike outside under cover it hasn't re-appeared.
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Re: Condensation
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 03:17:09 PM »
When something like an instrument cluster or a light fixture is fogging up, drilling a tiny (1mm?) hole in the bottom of the case where moisture won't enter will cause the water to evaporate out. Humidity in the case will stay near the ambient humidity in the air. Water is always going to condense on cooling surfaces in humid air, though.
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Re: Condensation
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 03:20:35 PM »
This happened when I washed and dried the bike and put a cover on it over night. It is usually sheltered in the garage. I am wondering whether to talk to the dealer about this as I have a few months left on my warranty. Thanks so much for you reply.   :)

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Re: Condensation
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2019, 05:01:13 PM »
Mine does it occasionally, I've never bothered about it, only happens if I'm out in the rain and I think it's only happened a couple of times.

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Re: Condensation
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2019, 08:56:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
When something like an instrument cluster or a light fixture is fogging up, drilling a tiny (1mm?) hole in the bottom of the case where moisture won't enter will cause the water to evaporate out. Humidity in the case will stay near the ambient humidity in the air. Water is always going to condense on cooling surfaces in humid air, though.

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Re: Condensation
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2019, 10:33:12 PM »
No, don't do that.  :758: Most cars have a pinhole in the sheet of plastic that overlays the gauges. That is an evaporation hole.
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Re: Condensation
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2019, 02:56:36 AM »
Won't like to drill holes there. Will warm air  from a hair blower work?
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