Goldwing 1500 mirror adjustment


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Goldwing 1500 mirror adjustment

Postby sfgcarn » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:18 pm



What is the proper procedure on how to adjust mirrors on a 1500 without breakage?



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Re: Goldwing 1500 mirror adjustment

Postby cbx4evr » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:32 am

There's not a whole lot of adjustment there and having broken one trying I just leave it alone.
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Re: Goldwing 1500 mirror adjustment

Postby sfgcarn » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:19 am

I have also broken one. I was just wondering if there was a certain way to do it. Thanks

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Re: Goldwing 1500 mirror adjustment

Postby Mag » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:54 pm

Excuse my ignorance, but maybe it is because I have not broken mine yet, are you just talking about moving the mirror inside the mirror bezzle? All I do is lightly push on the outside left, right, top, bottom, not a lot of pressure though. Have never had a problem with it.

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Re: Goldwing 1500 mirror adjustment

Postby bstig60 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:43 am

Same here..... No problems adjusting as yet.......
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Re: Goldwing 1500 mirror adjustment

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:00 am

Mine are very stiff, and I cringed when I adjusted them, because I had to apply a LOT of pressure to move them, and it really felt like something was going to break. Once I got them where I wanted them, I never touched them again.

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Re: Goldwing 1500 mirror adjustment

Postby sfgcarn » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:43 pm

Thanks for the replies. I pushed toward the edge to adjust right and left when it broke, it pushed hard. The new one I pushed more toward the center I have it where I want and Am Going to Leave it Alone.

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Re: Goldwing 1500 mirror adjustment

Postby Mag » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:34 pm

There ya go...sorry about the broke mirror

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Re: Goldwing 1500 mirror adjustment

Postby liquineer » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:35 am

I was struggling with mine also- I thought there must be another way to make it move, but fellow goldwinger showed me it just pushes side to side- mine was very stiff also, which is why I asked them how to do it. Luckily just a little more pressure than I had been using moved it to where I wanted it.
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Re: Goldwing 1500 mirror adjustment

Postby hugger-4641 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:03 am

The mirror is attached to a round disc which is pretty much centered. If you apply pressure at a point 2" from either side or 1" from top or bottom of the glass, you will be applying pressure where the mirror is supported by the disc and will lessen the chances of breaking the glass.

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Re: Goldwing 1500 mirror adjustment

Postby jmichael » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:31 pm

Thanks for that diagram! Really shows why ya can break a GW mirror so easily. I tried to adjust mine on my 2008 1800 and when they were so stiff, I just ran to Wally World and bought some of those rectangular self stick mirrors and put them on the outside lower corner of the stock mirrors. I have them adjusted so I can see vehicles in my "blind spot" with the mirrors as they are set...Work well and I can see those pesky cagers when on the freeway as they slowly creep by me on either side, when they do catch up with me...HA HA


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