Mirror mirror on the bike...


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Mirror mirror on the bike...

Postby johnfliesagain » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:49 pm



Somewhere along the line the p o either dropped the bike or it fell. The screw holes in the right mirror unit were stripped out. Big Bike parts mirror(chrome). $100.00 for the pair.

All of the brackets are there and o k, just the stripped out holes in the plastic, on the mirror unit, not the base.. I know I could just epoxy the bracket to the mirror unit, but I'd rather not. Any suggestions ?


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Re: Mirror mirror on the bike...

Postby Charlie1Horse » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:27 pm

ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-2000-Honda-Goldwing-GL-1500-SET-OF-MIRRORS-/311559132988?hash=item488a5f173c:g:sg8AAOSwll1WzxpL&vxp=mtr $49.99 + $15.80 shipping. Look good.
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Re: Mirror mirror on the bike...

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:07 am

fill the stripped holes with ABS glue and install the screws again, wait a day and mount them on the bike. 8-)
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Re: Mirror mirror on the bike...

Postby johnfliesagain » Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:44 am

Charlie1Horse wrote:ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-2000-Honda-Goldwing-GL-1500-SET-OF-MIRRORS-/311559132988?hash=item488a5f173c:g:sg8AAOSwll1WzxpL&vxp=mtr $49.99 + $15.80 shipping. Look good.
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Well, the one I have have pretty little lights behind the mirror for a red arrow, but...with these what would you use for paint to match the Honda Black
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Re: Mirror mirror on the bike...

Postby FM-USA » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:56 pm

I had the same problem.
Took a piece of paper and made a template of the old holes.
Took my soldering gun and melted some fresh plastic in the stripped holes.
Drilled small pilot holes and re-installed. Holding now for 2 years.
Cost? $0.00
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Re: Mirror mirror on the bike...

Postby johnfliesagain » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:59 pm

RoadRogue wrote:fill the stripped holes with ABS glue and install the screws again, wait a day and mount them on the bike. 8-)



Well thought that was a good idea. Went to local Lowes, tried to find ABS glue or ABS pieces. Was told that ABS is banned in Maryland; someone found out that it was used extensively in hotels for drain piping. Then they ( you know they..them.. they are everywhere) found that it released cyanide or orther toxic gases when burned. So, banned in Maryland or so he said.

Actually drilled out holes to accept 5 mm bolt, used nut with nylon locking thread material. worked , although a bit of struggle with the 5 mm x 20 bolts just a tad too long.

Thanks to all for the suggestions. anyone else heard about this with ABS...Can't find it in any Baltimore stores that I have checked. So, also no ABS slurry to repair plastic covers..oh dear.
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Re: Mirror mirror on the bike...

Postby FM-USA » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:13 pm

johnfliesagain wrote:Thanks to all for the suggestions. anyone else heard about this with ABS...Can't find it in any Baltimore stores that I have checked. So, also no ABS slurry to repair plastic covers..oh dear.

This video helps find your answer...
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Re: Mirror mirror on the bike...

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:20 am

Buy some on-line and have it shipped?? or cross a state line??? Got a friend in another state..who could ship it to you?? Excuse for a road trip??
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Re: Mirror mirror on the bike...

Postby FM-USA » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:10 am

RBGERSON wrote:Buy some on-line and have it shipped?? or cross a state line??? Got a friend in another state..who could ship it to you?? Excuse for a road trip??

ROAD TRIP!!! Take an empty can of 'Paint Thinner' and pour it in that.
OR...
Take several BALL JARS. (it'll look like moonshine :twisted: )
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Re: Mirror mirror on the bike...

Postby robb » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:32 am

I use Rubbermaid office waste baskets sold at Walmart.

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Re: Mirror mirror on the bike...

Postby FM-USA » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:58 am

Looking for ABS in colors?
Plenty of colorful ABS pieces laying around at your nearest HIGH ACCIDENT intersection. :twisted:
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Re: Mirror mirror on the bike...

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:05 pm

johnfliesagain wrote:
RoadRogue wrote:fill the stripped holes with ABS glue and install the screws again, wait a day and mount them on the bike. 8-)



Well thought that was a good idea. Went to local Lowes, tried to find ABS glue or ABS pieces. Was told that ABS is banned in Maryland; someone found out that it was used extensively in hotels for drain piping. Then they ( you know they..them.. they are everywhere) found that it released cyanide or orther toxic gases when burned. So, banned in Maryland or so he said.

Actually drilled out holes to accept 5 mm bolt, used nut with nylon locking thread material. worked , although a bit of struggle with the 5 mm x 20 bolts just a tad too long.

Thanks to all for the suggestions. anyone else heard about this with ABS...Can't find it in any Baltimore stores that I have checked. So, also no ABS slurry to repair plastic covers..oh dear.


This is the stuff you want, and they will ship to you regardless of what the overly-controlling nannies in Maryland say. :)

http://www.amazon.com/Oatey-30918-Speci ... ingdocs-20

Alternatively, go to your local hardware store and buy a can of MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) - the main ingredient in ABS glue.

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Re: Mirror mirror on the bike...

Postby johnfliesagain » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:23 pm

This is the stuff you want, and they will ship to you regardless of what the overly-controlling nannies in Maryland say. :)

http://www.amazon.com/Oatey-30918-Speci ... ingdocs-20

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WingAdmin: Thanks didn't think about Amazon. They are at my house almost daily!

At the bottom they did link suggested sales, includind ABS sheet stock. So now I will have a way to rebuild the holes flanges on my Wind Deflector on the fairing, Thanks!

You How To's are amazing..... so good in following them step by step You have invested so much time in your clear explanations! Thanks!

John In Baltimore
I have visisted Valley City in ? :D 1973 ?
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Re: Mirror mirror on the bike...

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:10 am

johnfliesagain wrote:
This is the stuff you want, and they will ship to you regardless of what the overly-controlling nannies in Maryland say. :)

http://www.amazon.com/Oatey-30918-Speci ... ingdocs-20

.


WingAdmin: Thanks didn't think about Amazon. They are at my house almost daily!

At the bottom they did link suggested sales, includind ABS sheet stock. So now I will have a way to rebuild the holes flanges on my Wind Deflector on the fairing, Thanks!

You How To's are amazing..... so good in following them step by step You have invested so much time in your clear explanations! Thanks!

John In Baltimore
I have visisted Valley City in ? :D 1973 ?


I have bought some of that ABS sheet stock as well, it works great. It's textured on one side, and smooth on the other.

Valley City is literally just around the corner from Cyclemax!




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