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    Headlight Lens Blown
    on: Mar 14, 2020, 11.40 am
    Mar 14, 2020, 11.40 am
    I need a new headlamp.  :183:

    Just had my MOT done and was advised my headlight lens was blown by the bulb probably being too hot and powerful. He passed it anyway as it hadn't affected the aim. I canít  believe hadnít noticed it before. I realised  In getting the bike ready for MOT I know started the engine and left it running a while and possibly the main beam headlamp was on -  I always have the bike covered and had moved the cover to access the ignition lock but the front end was still covered. Obviously the heat was too much without ventilation. Now Iím looking for a new unit.







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    Re: Headlight Lens Blown
    Reply #1 on: Mar 14, 2020, 12.48 pm
    Mar 14, 2020, 12.48 pm
    A new front Headlamp assembly ( Part Number T2701403 ) will cost around £490.00 !  :005:

    A timely reminder - especially for those of us that also have Headlamp Protectors that
    can cause a build up of heat inside the Headlamp when the motorcycle is stationary !


    There don't seem to be any available on eBay UK at the moment,
    but there's a "Pre Owned" ( used ) one in Poland that would cost
    around £268.00 including shipping to the UK.

    I don't speak Polish so can't do any more than refer you to the Listing ! ....

    TRIUMPH TROPHY 1200 SE 12-17 REFLEKTOR LAMPA HEADLIGHT FRONT SCHEINWERFER FORNE

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    Re: Headlight Lens Blown
    Reply #2 on: Mar 14, 2020, 01.03 pm
    Mar 14, 2020, 01.03 pm
    Hi coconut. Thanks for info. Good find with headlight. Iíll try and use google translate to decipher it.

    Yes I would never have realised about the headlight getting hot. Maybe the advice could be made a Sticky post on never leave the headlight covered when running the bike.



    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    A new front Headlamp assembly ( Part Number T2701403 ) will cost around £490.00 !  :005:

    A timely reminder - especially for those of us that also have Headlamp Protectors that
    can cause a build up of heat inside the Headlamp when the motorcycle is stationary !


    There don't seem to be any available on eBay UK at the moment,
    but there's a "Pre Owned" ( used ) one in Poland that would cost
    around £268.00 including shipping to the UK.

    I don't speak Polish so can't do any more than refer you to the Listing ! ....

    TRIUMPH TROPHY 1200 SE 12-17 REFLEKTOR LAMPA HEADLIGHT FRONT SCHEINWERFER FORNE

    Cheers  :821:


    ďLife is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.Ē

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    Re: Headlight Lens Blown
    Reply #3 on: Mar 14, 2020, 01.34 pm
    Mar 14, 2020, 01.34 pm
    hahahahaha, welcome to the world of translators.

    Indeed, the bulbs with the heat they produce when the motorcycle is running and parked. They burn the optics.

    If the motorcycle has to be in motion for a long time and parked for review or something similar. It is convenient to remove the fuse from the bulbs or have a bucket of water with a sponge next to the motorcycle and occasionally pass water to the headlights to lower their temperature.
    Only motorcyclists know why dogs stick their head out the car window.


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    Re: Headlight Lens Blown
    Reply #4 on: Mar 14, 2020, 08.35 pm
    Mar 14, 2020, 08.35 pm
    What were the power output of the bulb I'm wondering?

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    Re: Headlight Lens Blown
    Reply #5 on: Mar 15, 2020, 11.10 am
    Mar 15, 2020, 11.10 am
    I have had the exact same issue on my Sprint ST for the past four years, but it has always passed the MOT. As long as there is no water ingress, it should remain stable. For some strange reason, the headlights were activated by the alarm/immobiliser, while parked indoors....
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    Re: Headlight Lens Blown
    Reply #6 on: Mar 15, 2020, 05.31 pm
    Mar 15, 2020, 05.31 pm
    In Eloteq's case, why has only one headlight gone like it though??

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    Re: Headlight Lens Blown
    Reply #7 on: Mar 15, 2020, 10.08 pm
    Mar 15, 2020, 10.08 pm
    *Originally Posted by earthman [+]
    In Eloteq's case, why has only one headlight gone like it though??

    In my case it happened to me in the left headlight.

    It could be that one of the two bulbs was different from each other and had a little more consumption. Since then, every time a light bulb burns out, I replace the two lamps and discard the old ones.
    Only motorcyclists know why dogs stick their head out the car window.