Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: SLC, UT, United States Of America
When I first got mine I didn't know about the mirrors. Fortunately I took my bike to Cliff's BMW for the 600 mile. The service tech there rode an LT himself and without my asking put the tethers on during the service no charge.
I week or so later I was cruising though Hartford during rush hour with my SO on the back and was squeezed by a car trying to get to the off ramp in time, he pushed me toward the shoulder where I promptly hit a pot hole, bottomed the fork and BOTH mirrors popped right off! (I'm actually surprised the fairing mounts didn't crack with that kind of response to the hit) After the initial shock I noticed they were just hanging there swinging in the wind.
I pulled off and popped them back on and off we went.
Aside from the cost of the mirrors, can you imagine the mess that would have caused at rush hour?! I probably would have caused a bunch of accidents and probably would have been sued for the damages.
Needless to say I PROFUSELY thanked the tech the next time I was over at Cliff's.
R1200GSA Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's off to Alaska I go!
(Down to ONE BIKE - ARGH!)