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    Issue with Clearwater Lights - One light intermittent outages

    I purchased a set of Darlas back in the spring and mounted them to my 2016 R1200RT. The kit info is below. Came with CANopener 3 and has the WonderWheel functionality

    The lights had been working great. However, the right light has now been operating only intermittently. It comes on when the bike starts, but over time, the light goes out during a ride. If I flash the high beams or turn the high beams on, the light comes on as a high beam (as it should). Switching back to low beams, the light stays on for a while, flickers and fades out completely. If I restart the bike, the light comes back on.

    Any thoughts mates?

    I had no issues with the install. I feel confident in my wiring.

    Just a bugger of an issue it seems.

    D51- BMW R1200GSW /GSAW, R1200RTW
    w/WonderWheel. 25mm - 1" crash bar mount.
    Includes CANopener3 (V2.0) (B25)

    I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.- Mark Twain
    Past bikes: 2001 Kawa ZR750S, 2002 VFR, 2006 V-Strom, 2008 FJR

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    Debbie's Servant Lee's Avatar
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    Have you contacted Clearwater?
    They are good to work with.
    Lee
    2016 R1200RS
    MOA # 30878
    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    Please let us know the outcome of this issue
    MOA # 108516
    Current ride 2017 R1200RT White
    Past rides '04 R1150RT, '05 K1200LT, '06 R1150GSA

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    I installed Darla's on my RT and had 2 of them that failed. The folks there were very responsive and both times overnighted replacements to me.

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    Bit of an update. In contact with Clearwater and they will replace both lights free of charge.

    They never stated what they thought to be the issue.

    Now I just need to dive under the front nose and undo my stellar wiring jobbie when I installed them. Just need to disconnect at the Posi-Taps and reconnect the new lights.

    Kind of wish I did not have to go through this pain.

    Oh well...
    I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.- Mark Twain
    Past bikes: 2001 Kawa ZR750S, 2002 VFR, 2006 V-Strom, 2008 FJR

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