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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-19-2010, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Economic solution for anemic mirrors

I was tired of punching my mirrors to set them at their place when riding on the highway (or when taking bumps) and attempted to unmount them and see if I could tighten them but the aluminum part is just too soft to even think about it.

So I drilled a 1/16th hole into the top part of the section (see image below) that hold the mirror harm and hammered a small nail into it (cutted off the remaining part of the nail) then put back the rubber cover.

Just arrived from a 50 miles ride and so far, the fix is working fine: did not had to readjust the mirrors even after riding at 80 mph.



Just make sure to adjust your mirrors before drilling the hole in case you want to try

Total cost: 0$ and a few drop of sweat.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-19-2010, 07:29 PM
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Mine were always creeping in as well. I took the mirrors off of the bike. The stem spins into a spacer, which spins into the mirror holder.
With the mirror stem separated from the spacer, look up and see a small nut. Tighten that up with a socket wrench, and they do not move in anymore.
I have had to do this to both of my mirrors.

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Do you have the 2009 model? When I first realized mirrors where creeping in, went to the dealer for a fix and the small nut inside the mirror was factory fixed with locktite. Was just unmoveable. The dealer ended up ordering a new mirror. Problem recently started over and tried to do as you did but the damn aluminum mirror holder is too fragile and looks like in will break apart when it is pryed.
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No 08'. The mirrors have a locking not on them.

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