tighten mirror ?

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tighten mirror ?

Post by winguyjo »

a search of this site quickly brought up info regarding tightening the mirrors at the base/arm joint, but i don't see any info regarding tightening of the arm/mirror joint.
is it possible or do i have to buy a new mirror ?


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Re: tighten mirror ?

Post by dakotanator »

I've been through a little "mirror issue" recently, and this is what happened in my situation.

I tried to tighten up the OEM mirrors. They just didn't tighten up enough to not move while riding. (We get some serious side winds, and they just went where they wanted to.) I tried sanding the little cup pockets as others suggested. Little buggers just wouldn't cooperate.

I also searched this site and found another member was looking for mirrors for his "special mirror brackets". Turns out the PO of his bike had used the original OEM mounts and put BOLT-ON mirrors in them. I thought that was worth a try and changed my to that. AWESOME. Fixed my problem. I used aftermarket Emgo screw-in 10mm mirrors. Part #20-42444.

Here is a link to my post. I have put on over 200 mi. since the change, and the mirrors haven't moved a bit. Pretty happy with the set up so far.

And......NO......I was never able to tighten up the mirror elbow, just the bracket elbow (with my new set up).
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