Broken mirror Clip Area


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jd420214
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Broken mirror Clip Area

Postby jd420214 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:57 am



I just recently bought a Low mileage 97 SE mechanically its in great shape but cosmetically its a little rough just wasent taken care of like it should of been over the last 7 years the pervious owner was lucky to put 700 miles on it in a year so it sat alot. I ve gone through all the regular checks for the mechanics nothing major found just normal stuff that needs to be done.
Ok to the question in hand on my right mirror the area were the mirror trim clip would hold it in place is broken so there,s nothing to hold it to the fairing wondering if anybody out there might have a suggestion the piece is gone so I cant epoxy it back to the fairing any help would be greatly apprectiated.
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Dave
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Mag
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Re: Broken mirror Clip Area

Postby Mag » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:14 am

Don't just believe what I say, cuz I do not have a clue most times....but I would think "for now" that the pressure of the rubber sock that goes between the trim and the mirror itself would hold it in place.

My bike is the same as yours....mechanical ok, but she looked a little rough. The trim for me kept breaking, the plastic was fragile. I did buy new chrome trim from Cyclemax for approx. $45 a pair, it was a heck of a lot cheaper than getting the replacement color plastic trim (approx. $75 per side).

It looks good.

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Re: Broken mirror Clip Area

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:08 pm

The plastic is made from ABS, if you have a crack or a piece missing you can glue it back together using ABS solvent cement found in the plumbing section of your favorite hardware store. If all you need is the metal clip you can get it at Cyclemax for $3.50 http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_ ... p/86/47005
or if you need to relace the plastic you can get it there too as mentioned above and seen here 8-) http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_ ... ses/79/146
Ride safe, Todd
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Re: Broken mirror Clip Area

Postby jd420214 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:34 pm

Thanks guys but I wished it was that simple the piece broken is on the fairing were the mirror clip slides on but thanks for the help found cyclemax a few weeks ago and just made a large purchase for all my goodies that I want to add on most of the add on,s will help make it look a little better.
It's nice to be back on a 1500 we quit riding for several years due to health issues but started riding a couple of years ago on a nice 1200 Aspencade and this year moved back to a 1500 SE.
We really missed it we belonged to GWRRA and were chapter directors for several years its nice to be back riding.

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Re: Broken mirror Clip Area

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:10 pm

You can rebuild the broken fairing piece using ABS plastic and the solvent cement from plumbing supply.Just use thin layers of the glue so it dries (cures) completely before you stress it at all.If you need to make a larger piece you can cut it from ABS plumbing pipe. 8-)


Ride safe, Todd
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