Mirror adjustment

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Mirror adjustment

Post by Ghengiz » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:06 pm

Just took delivery of "Rocinante" today and the first question I have is what is the best way to tighten the mirrors so they don't vibrate out of adjustment without tightening so much that I accidentally strip a thread?
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Re: Mirror adjustment

Post by Lofty » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:59 pm

Blue thread lock comes to mind.

Handlebar vibration is not anything that I can recall noticing on my rig.
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Re: Mirror adjustment

Post by harryball » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:23 pm

My experience with the round Ural mirrors has been poor. Will be replacing mine with something else as they break/go limp. Just don't know what yet.
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Re: Mirror adjustment

Post by Eric N » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:02 pm

One of the torque guides I read for my old 650 just said everything should be snug + 1/4 turn.

I haven't had the mirrors on my 2018 vibrate out, they're mounted into pretty sturdy perches, but snug + 1/4 turn should get ya where you want to be.
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Re: Mirror adjustment

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:41 pm

I've had an excellent experience with my pair of "BUMM" brand (ALBERT touring copy) BAR END MIRRORS (from SIPP SCOOTERS in Germany) My shoulders don't get in the way, & the mirrors stay put, & are convex enough to get a panorama view. + they were only $60. delivered. love - em.
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Re: Mirror adjustment

Post by Lofty » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:16 pm

INSUBORDINATOR wrote:
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I've had an excellent experience with my pair of "BUMM" brand (ALBERT touring copy) BAR END MIRRORS (from SIPP SCOOTERS in Germany)
I'm giving some thought to buying the circular fuel tank badges that are evident on your rig. Have they stayed in place to your satisfaction?

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Re: Mirror adjustment

Post by sKiZo » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:49 pm

I doubt those bar end mirrors would clear the stock car shield though ... I got a set of the smaller round ones and had to drop plans for adding one on the right side. Maybe the risers make a difference?
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Re: Mirror adjustment

Post by codemonkey001 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:55 pm

sKiZo wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:49 pm
I doubt those bar end mirrors would clear the stock car shield though ... I got a set of the smaller round ones and had to drop plans for adding one on the right side. Maybe the risers make a difference?
So use the left side bar end mirror and one of the many options for a mirror on the sidecar nose/windshield.
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Re: Mirror adjustment

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:35 am

Lofty wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:16 pm
INSUBORDINATOR wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:41 pm
I've had an excellent experience with my pair of "BUMM" brand (ALBERT touring copy) BAR END MIRRORS (from SIPP SCOOTERS in Germany)
I'm giving some thought to buying the circular fuel tank badges that are evident on your rig. Have they stayed in place to your satisfaction?

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I got extras of mine (used) from Terry Crawford & put one on the tip of my front fender - & another centered on the nose of my sidecar.
None of mine have moved. The Tank Badges are the originals - since 2002. The extras went on with double sided automotive mounting tape & haven't budged. I LIKE THEM.
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