OK, I have a question about the mirrors on the 85-87 gl1200, I have been repairing the fairing on my bike where the mirror mounts, no big I have a nice stainless plate fit with pockets molded in for the mirror to fit and bolted to fairing to mount mirror through, no body will ever know.
My question is, are these mirrors supposed to be mounted with springs under the mount bolts? there really isn't room for any but I find it hard to believe honda made mirror that is ridged mounted.
I have stock mirrors that will roll up or down but being ridged mounted I would think the mirror would at least swing if it got hit, but mine don't and I wonder if they are supposed to, seems like a silly thing I know, but what a dumb way to make a mirror that is hanging out in space. I'm hoping these are cheap replacement look-a-likes and not how they are really made.
Thank you "Oh learned ones"
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short answer I guess is no springs, they are indeed just held to the fairing by two long bolts. The mirror itself, is on a ball joint, which allows for altering as required.
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EDIT: OK I bought two new honda NOS mirrors that I found, they do swing like I hoped they would, I think the PO of my bike had glued the mirrors in place, maybe they wouldn't hold in place, who knows, they would swing up and down but not in or out. I still think Honda missed the boat by not mounting the mirrors with springs under the head of the bolt to allow some give at the fairing if hit, but oh well, it's easy to armchair engineer.
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