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KHAWK
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Mirrors

Postby KHAWK » Tue May 24, 2016 10:43 pm



How does a person set the mirrors so that they stay put ?



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mytown
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Re: Mirrors

Postby mytown » Wed May 25, 2016 10:11 am

Remove mirror from fairing (two screws) and tighten. It's kind of a ball and socket mechanism. Here's an exploded view, screw for illustration purposes only.
Here's what it might look like once you remove the mirror:
The problem is that the hole that the screw goes into gets stripped:
I've seen several solutions dealing with this. I have one that has the ball and socket epoxied in place.

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bruce swaybill
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Re: Mirrors

Postby bruce swaybill » Wed May 25, 2016 10:37 am

I gave up re-setting the fairing mounted mirrors every time I hit a bad bump in the road and installed a pair of oem bar mounted mirrors:





These are easy to adjust while seated (I have needed to re-adjust them!) and they do not vibrate at all! This is what God intended for motorcycle mirrors.....
Bruce S.
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mytown
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Re: Mirrors

Postby mytown » Wed May 25, 2016 11:34 am

bruce swaybill wrote:I gave up re-setting the fairing mounted mirrors every time I hit a bad bump in the road and installed a pair of oem bar mounted mirrors:
These are easy to adjust while seated (I have needed to re-adjust them!) and they do not vibrate at all! This is what God intended for motorcycle mirrors.....
Bruce S.

This looks like a good solution. Any downside of which you are aware? I'm wondering why Honda put the mirrors on the fairing on Interstates. Appearance?

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Re: Mirrors

Postby RoadRogue » Thu May 26, 2016 12:05 am

take the mirrors apart as described and insert a piece of 320 grit wet and dry sandpaper between the ball and socket keeps them from moving around when you ride. Don't over tighten the bolt,it will strip out. 8-)
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str8edge
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Re: Mirrors

Postby str8edge » Thu May 26, 2016 7:57 am

I replaced mine with some from a company called ergo. They stay put.

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bruce swaybill
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Re: Mirrors

Postby bruce swaybill » Sat May 28, 2016 6:47 pm

Mytown,

No real downside to the oem bar mounted mirrors except maybe appearance. I never liked the fairing mounted look and it looks cleaner now. The bar mounted set from the naked GW stay put and I can see everything just fine. The remote radio controls that mount to the left mirror mount hole had to be relocated to a separate mirror mount just inside the left hand control assembly (see picture). I found one on eBay for $7. I found the oem mirrors on eBay for $80 and I could not be happier with this setup.

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Re: Mirrors

Postby mytown » Sat May 28, 2016 10:28 pm

Sounds good, thanks.

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Re: Mirrors

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 29, 2016 3:20 pm

RoadRogue wrote:take the mirrors apart as described and insert a piece of 320 grit wet and dry sandpaper between the ball and socket keeps them from moving around when you ride. Don't over tighten the bolt,it will strip out. 8-)


I did the same idea, but I used a thin piece of weatherstripping rubber. Kept them from moving.

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Re: Mirrors

Postby littlebeaver » Sun May 29, 2016 5:40 pm

I was thinking about using JB Weld and set that sucker permanently.... :lol: :lol: I have no ideas to sell this bike so it.s for me...Only... :lol:

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Re: Mirrors

Postby KHAWK » Mon May 30, 2016 9:04 pm

Thanks every one that should fix the problem nicely .

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Re: Mirrors

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:05 pm

I set my mirror today and JB welded it in place, got up under the lip of where the ball is and filled it as it's set where I want it, then cleaned up the mess right quick with a few paper towels with some brake cleaner sprayed on and it left it looking like just chrome, JB Weld can't even be seen, That sucker aint moving....Custom set for The Beave...LOL LOL :lol: :lol: :shock: And it's got the sandpaper too...I'm tired of fudgin with it.. I'll let you guys know how this works out in a year or two... :lol: It shall be road tested......

park720
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Re: Mirrors

Postby park720 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:49 am

I too plan on switching to handlebar mounted mirrors. Any ideas for cleanly covering the holes in the fairing after the oem mirrors are removed?

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Re: Mirrors

Postby bruce swaybill » Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:42 pm

I just put the screws back in and polished up the 'ring' left by the rubber gasket. Screws to match the middle two were not available from the Honda dealer nor would they be long enough.

Bruce S.


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