I too have thanked the wise sages on this board for the simple advice of using cable ties, many, many times.
My latest adventure came riding over a bridge expansion joint in the backblocks of northern NSW, where the bridge sat up proud about 7cm higher than the adjoining road abutment.
As I was eyeing off a rather large cousin of Skippy at the time, wondering if he was going to race me over the quarter mile, i didn't see the roadway / bridge surface alignment issue before me. BAM!!! That weird sound that LTs make when they have massive suspension movement - both mirrors dropped off to dangle at the end of their ties, and I cursed - oh - everything and came to a stop.
The impact had not only dislodged the mirrors, it had actually broken part of the plastic mould that holds the spring clip inside the mirror housing. Nett result was (is - havent figured a fix yet) the two trailing ball mounts are captured by the retaining spring, but the spring can move inside the mirror housing on the leading ball mount. In other words, wobble, wobble, wobble - and me prone to seasickness, too.
Do you think I can find a trashed / wrecked bike with a pair of mirror bodies intact? Dont care how scratched they are, or how shattered the glass is - I only want the inner part of the mirror body so as to replace mine. Rare as rocking horse pooh..
Curse you Skippy... or is that curse you RTA... or do I have to start scanning for elevation changes in the road surface as well...
I love riding...
Carool NSW OZ