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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Requesting Mirror fixing advice!

*Another one of these again!*

My left mirror came loose and in my enthusiastic attempt at tightening the crap out of it, I broke the inner thread!

Sooooo......managed to get the nut to grab a bit of the leftover thread....and loctited it....it was a white bottle loctite...not blue like some of ya'll have mentioned.

Over the course of a few months, it has now come loose again....and I dont know what to do for a permanent fix....I dont want to risk taking the inner nut out (I may not be able to get it in again). Am headed out to a looong ride to shady valley this Friday and need to get this fixed!

Any tips / tricks / pointers / mucho appreciated!
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This is not a fix, but the best way imo, is to buy the XLR Honda mirrors from either Dual Star, or Arrow Head Sports in Moab Utah.

They are kind of pricey, about 80 bucks for the pair.

They cut the vibration by about 90 percent, they stay put, they fit right, they give as much view backwards as do the stockers.

I tried extenders, vibration dampners, putting silicone behind the glass on the stockers, putting lead shot in them and every other suggestion I had heard.

Nothing worked except the Honda mirrors,I can now see behind me, and have no problems at all.

Take my suggestion for what it's worth, it's the only thing that has worked for me.

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get some bar-end mirrors. You can go to the dealer and get a replacement part on where the mirror screws into.
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Thanks for the info guys....guessed as much that there wasn't going to be an easy way around this....still some hope that more will respond....

August - even at 80 bucks a pair it is cheaper than OEM which is between 50 and 60 bucks!! So will check those out for sure...

JHedges - I did see the local CycleGear store carrying bar-end mirrors... will need to swing by and take another look.

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De-Silva,

Please let me know what you find as far as mirrors go here in Raleigh. I'd like to get a better set of mirrors too and would be grateful for your feedback.
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Thumbs up JC Whitney Mirrors

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De-Silva,

Please let me know what you find as far as mirrors go here in Raleigh. I'd like to get a better set of mirrors too and would be grateful for your feedback.
I did what another forum member suggested (cut and paste from the other thread below) so credit goes to JonInMassachusetts!!

I just received them today and the total cost for 2 mirrors and shipping was like 27 bucks. They seem sturdy enough and I'm planning to put hem on tomorrow....

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I put these on mine. They have a lock-nut at the base and are long enough that mirror extenders aren't needed. Vibration is almost nonexistent.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/I...13815810000666

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/I...13815910000670
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get something which will last u long, so tht u dont have the headache of changing it again n again. its too much of pain gettin it repaired again n again.


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I just got new mirrors. Save yourself some head aches.
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Go to best replacement mirror thread in this forumn-several options listed. I used blue loctite on mine today with a 21mm wrench-we'll see.
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*Another one of these again!*

Any tips / tricks / pointers / mucho appreciated!
My suggestion is (and I'm not being facetious!) - look in your owner's manual!

The "V" mirrors are NOT adjusted the way we usually adjust mirrors so read how Ma Kawi wants you to do it BEFORE you 'buggar' them up doing it the "intuitive" way....

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