Mirror won't hold adjustment


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Mirror won't hold adjustment

Postby Mooseman » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:33 pm



OK, here we go with another issue. My left mirror won't hold position and drops out of adjustment when I hit a bump. Constantly bumping it back up. I have had the thing apart and see it swivels on a plastic ball. I see no way to tighten this conection up. Maybe take it apart and rub the plastic ball with a little 100 grit sandpaper? Guess I could adjust and then hit it with a shot of super glue...LOL :roll:
The right mirror holds position just fine.
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Re: Mirror won't hold adjustment

Postby Jeeper » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:48 am

I'm not sure on the '86 models but I had this issue with my '83 Aspencade and I just replaced the bad mirror. It was less than $20 for a new one, which changed the design. The new one has springs on all the adjustment screws so they remain tight, the old one didn't and as the screws loosened over the years, the mirror would not hold adjustment.

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Re: Mirror won't hold adjustment

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:00 am

I had that problem with a mirror once, and I coated the little ball with liquid electrical tape - you know, that rubbery flexible stuff that you brush on. It had enough "give" to hold it in place, and made a big mess in where the ball was, but the mirror held fast, and I was able to adjust it. YMMV.


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