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post #1 of 6 Old Jan 22nd, 2017, 4:37 am Thread Starter
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No need to remove the mirrors

Hello,

I am doing the winter maintenance and I just realised that I don't need to remove the mirrors to remove the side panels.

the previous years I used to do it as described in the Clymer manual.

Well, I do not save much time but my mirrors are fragile because I had to fix them so I am happy I can leave them alone.

I hope it can help somebody.

Happy new year

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That is nice to know I did not realize that Every time I time I remove them I was wondering what else I was going to break
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Some leave the screw out behind the wind deflector so you don't have to remove the mirror. I just hold the mirror & pop the lower stud loose remove the wind deflector & snap the mirror back on the lower stud. I only remove the mirrors if I have to remove the nose cone.
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Some leave the screw out behind the wind deflector so you don't have to remove the mirror. I just hold the mirror & pop the lower stud loose remove the wind deflector & snap the mirror back on the lower stud. I only remove the mirrors if I have to remove the nose cone.
That is how I do it also.
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Hello,

I am doing the winter maintenance and I just realised that I don't need to remove the mirrors to remove the side panels.

the previous years I used to do it as described in the Clymer manual.

Well, I do not save much time but my mirrors are fragile because I had to fix them so I am happy I can leave them alone.

I hope it can help somebody.

Happy new year

Bruno
I remove mine as I want to clean and grease the ball studs as I think that helps keep the mirrors from breaking. Mine first broke when they got dirty and would not come off easily.

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Some leave the screw out behind the wind deflector so you don't have to remove the mirror. I just hold the mirror & pop the lower stud loose remove the wind deflector & snap the mirror back on the lower stud. I only remove the mirrors if I have to remove the nose cone.
I do much the same thing. Only pop loose the bottom of the mirror. My right mirror. I drove 1 screw in the front corner. The plastic is busted for the front snap portion on the mirror.

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