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I'm new to this entire street bike scene. Been riding for two months and absolutely love it. decided that it was time to give my bike a wash. washed it up all nice and clean and when i was riding it home from my aunty's house i noticed that my front headlights went out. they were working when i first left the house. both high and low beam were working. and now they don't work. looks like there's some condensation in the headlight housing. some wanter got in. :angry and i find out that the left side of my tailight stopped working too. all blinkers and all other lights work fine. any ideas?

i had hids in the headlights hi and low. and i had the integrated talight on the rear. i hope i didn't fuck shit up too bad.. damn washing my bike ruined things. makes me not want to wash it again..
 

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Did you blow a fuse. I have to pull 3 fuses when i got to the track. Not that I have to just don't want them shining under the tape. Healight, tail and turns are all separate fuses.
 

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Did you blow a fuse. I have to pull 3 fuses when i got to the track. Not that I have to just don't want them shining under the tape. Healight, tail and turns are all separate fuses.
agreed checking the fuses is where I start anytime something like that happens.. they are under your seat
 

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How did you wash the bike? Did you hose it down or mist it and wipe it down? The only thing I take a hose to are the rims on my bike. Everything else, I use a couple of damp rags. Spraying the whole bike down can cause problems.
 

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what year is the bike, all years are different in the way the seats are held down
 

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How did you wash the bike? Did you hose it down or mist it and wipe it down? The only thing I take a hose to are the rims on my bike. Everything else, I use a couple of damp rags. Spraying the whole bike down can cause problems.
I hose everything down, but only from a "top down" angle to avoid spraying stuff up underneath the seats. The exception being under the windshield, which is as close as I get to important things.

I don't have any corrosion problems (and with my whole harness in my truck right now I am sure of it). But I can see how going to town with the spray nozzle set to "fire hose" could cause issues.


Keep in mind these things are designed to be ridden in a torrential downpour.

But, also keep in mind that I have a 1997 carbed bike. Not as sensitive either.
 

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had time today to pull things apart. Got my hi and lo beams working. Blew a fuse. As for the rear tailight, looks like i'm going to have to order a new one. Only half the brake light works. And it isn't a connection problem. I wonder why my tailight went out like that.
 
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