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    OK, back to the original suggestions I posted.

    If you see water standing inside the lens and just around the lens flange, I'm betting the bulb socket gaskets were omitted when the lamps were transferred into the trike body.

    When you check it in the spring, please let us know what you think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfdeputydawg View Post
    OK, back to the original suggestions I posted.

    If you see water standing inside the lens and just around the lens flange, I'm betting the bulb socket gaskets were omitted when the lamps were transferred into the trike body.

    When you check it in the spring, please let us know what you think.
    OK "Thanks Dawg,"

    It's just too cold in the garage to check it now.. BUT when I put her away in Hibernation, I always do it on a nice day in November, so I can put her away correctly, (W/O cutting corners) Many folks wait till it either way too cold or we start getting snow and just place bike in garage (or cover her up outside/or even worse ."letting it sit outside, w/o even a cover) and leave it there till it get warm again..

    Me: She always has Seafoam (or stablizer) placed in a full tank of fuel, (driven so this stabl'izer get into the injectors, the oil and filter changed, radiator fluid replaced, tires off the cement floor, rug placed under the trike (no condensation) new spark plugs (and foam spray'd into each open cylinder, B4 replacing plugs.. Battery maintaine'r plugged in...and cover'd over with a breathable cover....

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    I agree with Dawg ... check for the little gaskets at the bulb holder ... if I remember correctly, they are like foam gaskets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyWuzHe View Post
    I agree with Dawg ... check for the little gaskets at the bulb holder ... if I remember correctly, they are like foam gaskets.
    Thanks Fuz,

    Will have to check in the spring, now that she's in for her hibernation period, She's up on jacks, all covered over, and located in a very cold garage....BUT winterized properly, I go all thru the bike B4 putting her up for the winter, ALL fluids have been replaced, and all filters replaced.....battery in my cellar on charger......... So when April first comes around, she's ready too ride.......

    Ronnie

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    I'd try the 'silicone fix' before getting too crazy on further complications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbillone View Post
    I'd try the 'silicone fix' before getting too crazy on further complications.
    Sorry Bill, I just noticed your reply this morning (12/13/20).................. That exactly what I plan on doing, this spring, when temps warms up just a tad, Trikes up on jacks as we speak, cover'd over with a breathable blanket, batt'ry maintain'rr plugged in, stabli'zer in fuel tank , and nice and warm, and a happy "girl" all cover'd over, and sleeping.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyWuzHe View Post
    You guys are making me feel a little abusive ... LOL. The FBG gets a battery tender, and some sea foam every tank in the winter ... but, I take her out and ride her every week ... well almost ... does have to get to at least 10* before I will go out. We don't get many days were it's less than 10*. I won't take her out during an inversion, just too frigging cold. We usually get one of those a year ... between mid December and mid January ... so we are getting close to that time. I also won't ride if there is ice in the shade, but, we don't get that too much.

    The thing I love about Happy Valley, we get sunshine every day and snow goes from solid to gaseous very quickly. This facilitates the snow just going away with very little ice left behind. We used to have a meteorologist on the bowling league, he explain why that happens here, but, it kind of went over my head. Basically it has something to do with our low humidity desert climate and the altitude (5000 feet). Today is supposed to be the coldest day this week. Gonna get to 42*. By the weekend we'll be back into the low 50's.
    Burnerboy - sorry for not responding in a timely fashion. I do not think you actually have water in your lights (maybe...). I suspect what you are seeing is water trapped in the housing (where light mounts) behind the tail light lens. I'm going to post a couple pictures of a light along with the housing.

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    I just read your post and saw your pictures.............Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaathat wonderful news to hear, thank you very much for your return comeback.... Now that you mentioned this I will go out and check, BUT I now believe your correct................ That's good news, I was afraid to ride in rain, and blow all my lights....

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    First, IF water was entering the rear lamp assembly via the twist to lock and seal port for the actual bulbs one could NOT ever blow the water out from within the lens housing without removing the assemblies from the trike body, removing the bulbs, and then simply pouring the water out! Don't believe that is what is happening!

    Me thinks someone is getting water collecting under and behind the lamp assembly and the fiberglass trike body mounting location for the lamp assembly that is being blown out with either a leaf blower or compressed air. ANY water collecting there in that matter will just evaporate and do no damage.

    ETA: posted before seeing the pics posted by Roadsmith!

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