Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: DC suburbs, VA, USA
mirrors (glass) falling off
The 99 LT I bought used had the mirrors with turn indicators in them and they have been getting so lose the image is very shaky. Then today one fell off while riding at highway speeds over some bumps in the road, twice in fact, the first time the wring to the lights held it on till I could pull over, the next time a gust of wind pulled the connector lose and off went the mirror (being on an interstate there was no chance of going back..) When I got home I looked at the other one and it popped off the adjustment ring pretty easy ( wasn't even really trying to remove it in fact, it just popped off) and doesn't seem real sturdy when re-attached. Do the mirrors (Just the glass, not the housing) on the LT just get lose like this, is it the snaps on the mirror or the ring they clip on to that wears? I'm assuming that I am snapping the mirrors back on right, but it sure seems like it should be lots tighter. I did note the ring they attach to seems to have two raised ridges running around the outer surface, should the clips on the mirror clip over the second ridge? Also the aftermarket ones I have only have 4 sets of clips, one at each 90 Deg. angle, do the stock mirrors have move clips and stay on any better?
I'm not going to pay out the bucks for ones with turn indicators because of cost, but wonder if those are more prone to the mirror glass getting lose over time?
I ride because I look funny walking!