Cleaning inside of R11S headlamp

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by DCmac, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. DCmac

    DCmac Adventurer

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    Is there a way to clean the inside of the headlamp on my R1100S? I just happened to look at it while (it was) lit, and it is really dirty in there.

    Thanks
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  2. bill pierce

    bill pierce I don't wana pickle

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    You might try taking it apart and running it through the dish washer, (when your wife isn't looking).
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  3. DCmac

    DCmac Adventurer

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    Thanks, Bill. I'll look into that when I have the side panels off next weekend.

    Dan
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  4. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    dish washer soap has clay in it for abrasion, I would expect it to take off the reflector.

    I would get eyeglass cleaner solution and some long qtips

    Rod
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  5. Ducatiparts.110mb

    Ducatiparts.110mb Adventurer

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    Never had to clean an R1100S headlamp, but on the Ducatis, I pour in half a cupful of methylated spirits (I think its rubbing alcohol in the US) and give it s slosh about.

    Pour it out and leave the rest to evaporate. Works well.

    Cheers,
    Mark
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