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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-04-2010, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Rotating Mirrors Solution

I was having trouble with my stock mirrors rotating out of adjustment. I read archive postings, but found no real solution to the problem. Tightening the lock nut inside the bell housing does not fix it. I've attached a diagram showing my solution to the problem. After disassembly, I taped an 8/32” thread hole thru the bell housing (the taping tool is cheap.) An allen-head set screw in the hole locks the mirror stem shaft and stops the rotational slippage. The set screw can be loosened for mirror adjustment. I applied thread lock to all of the threaded connections of the mirror mount before re-assembly. My mirrors have not moved since I installed the set screw. Hope this helps others. Thanks.



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I fixed mine real easy, when they spun the third time, they accidently fell off the bike. Put new ones on.

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Great idea Lytin, too bad your photos dont work!
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Great idea Lytin, too bad your photos dont work!
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I'm trying to get the hang of attaching pictures. Hopefully it works this time.
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I was having trouble with my stock mirrors rotating out of adjustment. I read archive postings, but found no real solution to the problem. Tightening the lock nut inside the bell housing does not fix it. I've attached a diagram showing my solution to the problem. After disassembly, I taped an 8/32” thread hole thru the bell housing (the taping tool is cheap.) An allen-head set screw in the hole locks the mirror stem shaft and stops the rotational slippage. The set screw can be loosened for mirror adjustment. I applied thread lock to all of the threaded connections of the mirror mount before re-assembly. My mirrors have not moved since I installed the set screw. Hope this helps others. Thanks.





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Nice idea

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LL, now that really is a clever simple solution. Even with Locktite, my mirrors will still wander on rough surfaces (logging/forest roads).

Some might argue I shouldn't take the V there in the first place. Others will recognize the V does a great job on those type of roads!!

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Thanks LP and MD...

It is a simple solution. I believe simple is best. I hope you give this a try before spending money on aftermarket mirrors. I think K designed the stock setup for safety, but went overboard. With the lock screws, the mirrors should still give way (slightly less than before) in an an accident situation.

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That's a great drawing! If I had seen that earlier, I would have bought my EMGO replacements a long time ago!
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Some folks like to replace parts just for the sake of "customizing". Others care to make the stock parts work better. That's what makes the world go 'round. Viva la differance! Peace.
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I replaced them with a set of Honda dual sport mirrors for a 1983 XL600. Still available, BTW. I have another set on my KLR that came on my old XL, and after all these years are still going strong.

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