Mirror Mount Cover


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Mirror Mount Cover

Postby saverchoices » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:56 pm



I have installed a right side mirror mount cover and it will not stay in place even though I have used all types of glues as well as J B Weld! The mirror gasket seems to pull the mirror mount cover away from the fairing. The small clip at the bottom of the mirror mount cover has been put into place which does keep the mirror mount cover in place at the lower level of the unit, but the top part of the mirror mount cover pulls out at least 1/5 of an inch at the top of the mirror mount cover which is far from what it should be. Anyone had any experiences with holding this unit tight close to the fairing?

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Re: Mirror Mount Cover

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:19 pm

Which model/year bike are you talking about?

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Re: Mirror Mount Cover

Postby saverchoices » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:23 pm

1994 Goldwing Aspencade. Sorry, I got hung up on the need without thinking about someone would need to know what bike I had. Duhhh

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Re: Mirror Mount Cover

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:30 pm

Something's not right. The clip at the bottom is basically just to keep it in place and keep it from rattling - it shouldn't have any tension that the clip is resisting. You definitely shouldn't be needing adhesives. Is there anything different from the left to the right side?

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Re: Mirror Mount Cover

Postby saverchoices » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:57 am

I have only been working on the right side, so I don't know what the left side looks like. If I just put the mirror mount cover (the chrome piece between the fairing and the rubber mirror gasket) on with the clip at the bottom placed where it belongs the unit sticks out about a quarter inch or so at the upper left side of the "unit" and the only thing that will keep the mirror mount cover ("unit") on like it should be is PRESSURE where it sticks out! I've looked very carefully (I think) and I can't see anything out of place or any reason for the unit not fitting correctly???

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Re: Mirror Mount Cover

Postby Mh434 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:53 pm

I think a picture would help us understand the issue...

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Re: Mirror Mount Cover

Postby saverchoices » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:11 pm

I appreciate the offers to try to solve the problem. This afternoon I started to make it work by putting more J B Weld on the mirror mount cover and then using masking tape to hold it where it should stay with hopes in the morning the problem is solved. If this does not work I will be more than happy to send a picture(s) of the mess I am working with.

I have no idea how to get pictures to this forum. Instructions are more than welcome.

Thanks again for the interest in helping with this situation.

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Re: Mirror Mount Cover

Postby spiralout » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:33 pm

saverchoices wrote:I have no idea how to get pictures to this forum. Instructions are more than welcome.

Adding pictures to your message

If yours are chrome, they're probably aftermarket. That might be your problem

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Re: Mirror Mount Cover

Postby saverchoices » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:58 pm

Thank you for the info on how to get a picture to the Forum. I will keep this info should I need to do so.

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Re: Mirror Mount Cover

Postby Fiberthree » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:25 am

I'm going to take a stab at the parts you are talking about... Is it the chrome piece in this photo along with the rubber part between it and the mirror?
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Re: Mirror Mount Cover

Postby NVSB4 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:09 am

If it is that ring you are dealing with, it is held in place by the clip at the bottom and the pressure that the rubber cover offers.
You can check out pictures of it here in steps 1-5.
If you have an issue with the ring, clip or rubber cover, I would just get another off eBay to replace.
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Re: Mirror Mount Cover

Postby saverchoices » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:27 am

Thank you for your interest and explicit instructions with pictures on the mirror mount cover plus much more! Yes, that is the "ring" and hopefully I have it J B Welded(!) to the fairing, etc. Most likely it is a defective unit. When I discovered that I had paid over $60 for two (left and right) I decided not to try to purchase another set when I only needed one. The rubber gasket that attaches to the "ring" and the mirror is, I believe, pulling the "ring" away from the fairing and other than purchasing a new gasket or cutting the gasket so that it doesn't have so much strength I didn't know what to do other than the J B Weld remedy (hopefully so!).

Thank you for all the those who participated in my problem. Great knowing someone(s) who care and are willing to spend their time giving helpful suggestions.

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Re: Mirror Mount Cover

Postby Fiberthree » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:14 pm

saverchoices wrote:... Yes, that is the "ring" and hopefully I have it J B Welded(!) to the fairing, etc.


:shock: :shock: :shock:
Bob, if you have glued that to the fairing you are going to have a lot of trouble when it comes time to change a burned out head lamp or position light. Or instrument lights for that matter. Those rings have to move when you use the windshield adjustment levers also. As the WingAdmin stated, there should not be a need for any adhesives.
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Re: Mirror Mount Cover

Postby saverchoices » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:28 am

Love the little creatures above the message! Yes, I know there's going to be a problem when I have to take it off, but there has already been a problem and I don't know anything else to do, but J B Weld it! I don't know if the mirror that was replaced is not the correct size although it looks just like the one I had to take off. I don't know if the rubber gasket between the chrome ring/mirror mount cover is out of shape, but it was all purchased from Big Bike Parts and I guessed it would be the correct part although I am sure it is not an original manufactured part. It seems like to me that it's a "catch 22" situation...darned if I do and darned if I don't! Wishing I had more experience with things like this, but I don't. Thanks again for all the "help" and "cautions to take." You all have been terrific with your suggestions.

Bob (saverchoices) :)




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