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Self-rotating foglights: problem solved?
« on: March 11, 2019, 10:32:41 AM »
So I've been fighting my left fog light for weeks now. Whatever torque I apply to both bolts, it keeps rotating by itself, thus rendering it unuseable (if not dangerous to oncoming road users). Of course, I quit trying the dealer and Triumph service some months ago. All they can do is wasting my time.

So I searched for a cure by myself.

When I press the back mounting point of the spot, its anti-rotation "system" works properly (pic 1).
When I release pressure, it goes too far from the spot body, thus allowing unwanted rotation by mere engine vibes (pic 2).

I tried some ugly loctite puddle (pic 3), which seemed to do the trick, until I mounted the spot back on. When tightening the front bolt, I heard a distinct clunking sound, informing me that my loctite puddle had cracked. So much for the ugly solution, but it made me realize that my problem was tightening the front bolt.

So I just installed a washer on the rear mounting point (between the shroud and the spot).
My left spot is now properly fixed and it didn't rotate again for more than one week.

Yet another excellent design by Triumph (I miss my previous Triumph LED fog lights model).

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Re: Self-rotating foglights: problem solved?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 10:33:11 AM »
And here is the picture of my savior washer ;-)

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Re: Self-rotating foglights: problem solved?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 11:28:40 AM »
I've done 23kkm on my T1200.  My foglights are behaving impeccably.  Must be you, NiK.   :002:

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Re: Self-rotating foglights: problem solved?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 05:00:03 PM »
You must be right.
It's probably because of all this extreme offroad I do everyday.
This morning I even rolled over a 1 (if not 2) cm deep pothole!

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Re: Self-rotating foglights: problem solved?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 05:15:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
This morning I even rolled over a 1 (if not 2) cm deep pothole!
Tsk tsk. Potholed roads voids the T warranty.  :004:

So, the case actually distorts enough when bolted to allow those (rather large) fins from engaging in into slots in the bracket? Wow.
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Re: Self-rotating foglights: problem solved?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 08:40:55 AM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
So, the case actually distorts enough when bolted to allow those (rather large) fins from engaging in into slots in the bracket? Wow.
Impressive design and quality, isn't it?

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Re: Self-rotating foglights: problem solved?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 09:09:37 AM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
This morning I even rolled over a 1 (if not 2) cm deep pothole!

In UK that wouldn't qualify as a pothole!

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Re: Self-rotating foglights: problem solved?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2019, 02:03:06 PM »
Here neither!
It was strictly sarcastic, considering Triumph brands the Tiger 1200 as an adventure bike.

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Re: Self-rotating foglights: problem solved?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2019, 04:12:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
It was strictly sarcastic, considering Triumph brands the Tiger 1200 as an adventure bike.
The 'adventure' is owning one.  :008:
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Re: Self-rotating foglights: problem solved?
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2019, 04:45:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Here neither!
It was strictly sarcastic, considering Triumph brands the Tiger 1200 as an adventure bike.
Triumph might disagree with you, I quote from the manual:Light off-road use does not include jumping the motorcycle or riding over obstacles. Do not attempt to jump over any bumps or obstacles. Do not attempt to ride over any obstacles.:034: But then again, how is an adventure strictly defined? I'm OK with all that, I'd take my back out anyway!  :008: ICY, did you read that bit? I already know the answer, "yes, but I decline to comment and invoke my rights under the 5th amendment."  :821:
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