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Brutale headlight question..

My Brutal headlamp seems loose when I ride... damn thing jiggles a bit from what I notice ... I've chalked it up to the damn stiff suspension combined with the abysmal L.A roads.... Yes, I've checked the mounting screws and they're snug as can be.

Having said that, today when I returned from a ride, I noticed that the two headlamp halves have what appears to be a significant amount of play in them and a whitefish residue that forms about the seam halves.. much like dust.

The glass is in tact an not an issue..... The mount tab affixing the two parts ( at the top) and the screw at the bottom are fine..... But it still a growing concern.

Do I have legit cause for concern, and if so, what should I do to remedy this ???


I can't imagine gluing it closed/shut...... bulb replacement would surely be a bitch..
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Something in the mounting has the housing deformed slightly causing a less than snug fit with the headlamp unit......take the screw out and determine a way to snug the joint up....small bits of weather strip foam can help act as a cushion/seal.

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Just put some black tape up on top of the joint ,just under the speedo cover.mine also shakes and i have replaced the grey silicone already it was about to pop off.

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I had that white stuff on my headlight while in AZ. I don't have it in MI. I think it is calcium from the water. Same stuff on the walls of Lake Mead since the water level has dropped. That's the source of water for LA.

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Something in the mounting has the housing deformed slightly causing a less than snug fit with the headlamp unit......take the screw out and determine a way to snug the joint up....small bits of weather strip foam can help act as a cushion/seal.
Thx much... I'll give that a try and see how it works out.
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any movement between headlight glass and the black frame to which it is glued to is almost certainly a glue failure, the only thing holding it in is good luck and a bit of surface tension, if your movement is between the black shell and the black headlamp lens frame that is somewhat normal. check very carefully, if you can get any movement on the lens glass to surround frame a good tug will easily separate it, use only windshield adhesive to put it back and checkout some other (plenty) threads on how best to secure it for good....very expensive glass that is!

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any movement between headlight glass and the black frame to which it is glued to is almost certainly a glue failure, the only thing holding it in is good luck and a bit of surface tension, if your movement is between the black shell and the black headlamp lens frame that is somewhat normal. check very carefully, if you can get any movement on the lens glass to surround frame a good tug will easily separate it, use only windshield adhesive to put it back and checkout some other (plenty) threads on how best to secure it for good....very expensive glass that is!

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Something in the mounting has the housing deformed slightly causing a less than snug fit with the headlamp unit......take the screw out and determine a way to snug the joint up....small bits of weather strip foam can help act as a cushion/seal.
+1

I had the same issue with the white stuff between the two black pieces of plastic. I put bits of felt and foam between them and that helped a lot.

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