Water Intrusion HD Auxiliary Lighting Kits
(68000043, 8000042, 67800366A, 69228-04, 69230-04, 69818-06)
We have seen several touring models where the turn signals mount under the passing lamp bracket, have excessive water damage inside the turn signal housing. This is not from adding aftermarket lighting as it is happening with bikes that have OEM turn signal lenses and bulbs installed.
Water is entering the turn signal housing from one of two places. Water can enter through the Allen head mounting bolt (See Arrow A). Water can also enter through the top and bottom of the turn signal mount (See Arrow B).
Preventive measures need to be taken to seal the areas to prevent water from entering into the turn signal housing and causing excessive water damage to the inside of the turn signal housing.
Here is an example of a bike and what happens if this issue is not addressed.
Sealing the housings
- Use a hooked pick tool or flat head to pull the turn signal reflector out and allow all of the moisture to dry. Refer to photo 1.
- Place a zip tie around the wires to tighten and secure the wires. Refer to photo 2.
- Use RTV silicon and make a bead around the wires so that it completely seals the hole. Refer to photo 3. You can repeat the process for the threaded hole for the mounting screw.
Photo 4 is a factory drilled drain hole seen in current models.