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post #1 of 5 Old Aug 22nd, 2013, 9:51 pm Thread Starter
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Mirror Adjustor Unit help needed

I had to replace the part of the mirror that clips onto the bike today. Really poorly designed but, we all know that...

So I took the mirror apart (without breaking the glass ) but, as has happened to me before, instead of just the mirror, the "Adjustor Unit" broke into two pieces. Thr adjustor unit is the round piece onto which the mirror snaps and ultimately swivels.

So I dug out the snappy part of the ring still stuck to the mirror and it's pretty much intact. The little arm part is also intact and that's the piece that normally breaks. So I'm thinking, why can't I reassemble this thing?

I pulled out the metal spring strip which allowed me to get to the arm then stuck the snappy ring in a vise to make is slightly oval which allowed me to reinsert the little arm. Now the only thing left to do is reassemble and reinsert the metal spring strap.

That's the real question here. Has anyone figured out a way to reinsert the spring metal strap without bending it?

I know, the part is only about $20 but I'm leaving for CCR and don't have time to wait for the dealer to order it.

TIA!

Bob

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Re: Mirror Adjustor Unit help needed

Never mind, I worked on it a little more and it occurred to me that i could drill a hole through the entire unit and push the metal spring strap up from underneath. I worked perfectly.

This is going to same some time in the future when I don't want to wait to order a new Adjustor Unit!

See some of you in Bend...

Bob

PS: Is it totally lame to be answering your own post?

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PS: Is it totally lame to be answering your own post?
Probably, but for some odd reason it makes me feel better.

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Re: Mirror Adjustor Unit help needed

Not lame at all answering your own post.

what is lame is the guys that find an answer and never share it. You posted your solution for someone else to find later, that is the best thing to do on any forum.

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Not lame at all answering your own post.

what is lame is the guys that find an answer and never share it. You posted your solution for someone else to find later, that is the best thing to do on any forum.
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