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post #1 of 8 Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 8:01 pm Thread Starter
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Mirror issue

Got my 00 LT today with 14K mi on it.
Drewling at it in the garage, weather sucks at the moment!

Noticed the RH mirror wiggles forward and backward more than the LH does? Is there and easy fix here.

Figured I'd wait until I get my shop manual before I start poking at it, or git some help here!

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post #2 of 8 Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 8:08 pm
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Check out that very cool technical button up there in the right corner -
I'll save you the very easy search this time. Lots of good stuff there, worth spending 30 minutes reading it.

"Ensure each mirror is attached firmly at its three connection points and the gap between the mirror and the bike is consistent (about 1/8"). If a connection point seems loose or the gap is inconsistent, consider shimming the connection balls the mirror attaches to. To remove a mirror, smack the outside front of the mirror unit, towards the back of the bike, with the palm of your hand, being careful not to drop the mirror when it comes off.

The factory may have taped spare washers on the body side of the mirror (these may be bent "lock" washers). It's quite common for mirrors to come off when you hit potholes, bumps, other things, etc. A replacement mirror costs about $200 and you don't want to have one destroyed, especially if you're far from home. We recommend you firmly connect each mirror to the bike so if (when) it falls off it will stay with the bike.

Many riders use heavy duty wire tie wraps to secure the mirrors but some have reported that the sudden impact of a flying mirror can snap the ties. Some owners use twisted wire that but that could snap if pulled too hard, depending on the strength of the wire. Heavy fishing line may work if sufficiently strong (e.g., 100lb. vinyl coated stainless leader line and crimp sleeves).

If you want the very best option, Bob's BMW sells 1/16" aircraft-cable connectors made for this very purpose; they are about $18 a pair and they are very strong. (Call the number listed here)"


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post #3 of 8 Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 9:40 pm Thread Starter
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I idn;t even lnow they come off.
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post #4 of 8 Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 11:26 pm
 
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Exclamation Hehe.

I was AMAZED that they come off so easily! Put a little smack on the outside edge of the mirror/toward the rear of the bike.....butter.

Installed the eighteen dollar steel cable one's all by myself yesterday, and no longer will worry about dropping 'em. They WILL fall off.



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post #5 of 8 Old Oct 3rd, 2005, 12:55 am Thread Starter
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mirror status

Popped the mirror of to ake a look.
There actually a piece of plastic broken off that holds the front spring in place and it is allowing the spring to move.

What now? Can I get the plastic internal replaced without replacing the hole mirror?

Any body have one off of an old scraped up mirror?
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post #6 of 8 Old Oct 3rd, 2005, 6:28 am
 
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I have a '01 and both mirrors failed this year within a month of the other...same plastic mount for the front spring. I suspect this is a manufacture defect since I have owned the bike since new and know there were no accidents involved. In each case, the spring clip was still there but one end could not stay seated due to the broken plastic piece. I was able to repair both.

The repair involved simply taking a small plastic wire tie and wrapping it around the top of the spring and a support directly beneath. This held the spring down in its proper place. One of the mirrors still had the plastic tab there but cracked. With that one I also glued it before using the tie wrap.

I would be interested to know if others are having this problem and if the inner plastic mount is a replaceable piece (even more hopeful itís been improved).
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post #7 of 8 Old Oct 3rd, 2005, 10:52 pm
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Mirror issue

Had the right mirror on my 05 broken by the dealer and they ordered a new mounting that goes on the inside of the mirror. Don't know the cost or # as they took care of all. Hope this will help you.
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post #8 of 8 Old Oct 3rd, 2005, 11:06 pm Thread Starter
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ON my other thread they said around 16.00

I 'll check it out tomora
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