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Hey all...

Just wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to tighten up the swivel joints of the rear view mirrors on my bike? They seem to be loose enough so when I go over anything jarring on the bike, they move out of position. Maybe I'll have to spring for a new set if they can't be tightened...

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I have the same problem with my bike. I took off the mirror and undernieth is a nut and heavy spring. I tightened the nut putting more pressure on the spring and believe it is better. May try it again as they still move with a high wind. I was afraid to tighten too much for fear of breaking something.

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I had a similar problem with my 1200, at highway speed the left mirror would blow down from where I set it. I finally got fed up, stopped at a convenience store got some crazy glue and dropped a bit in the ball and socket joint after I readjusted the mirror. Never moved again.

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Me too. The nut sits against a spring inside, and I dont think you have to worry too much about overtightening it.....it's pretty stiff......just don't go crazy with it. I've got mine to where they are very very stable, so havent had to use the crazy glue approach....I don't think I'd want to use the glue; sometimes I feel like readjusting it depending on what kind of terrain I'm riding in. Bman

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Thanks for the suggestions....i will try the "tighten the nut" routine first. If that doesn't do the trick, I may need to resort to more radical measures but probably not as radical as exavids solution...in the end, I just may end up buying a new set...they are still available and not as pricey as one might think.

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Exavid,s approach with super glue was not radical, I drilled a hole in the ball joint and put in a sheet metal screw. Now thats radical!

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Exavid,s approach with super glue was not radical, I drilled a hole in the ball joint and put in a sheet metal screw. Now thats radical!

You are indeed correct...exavid's solution seems pedestrian to yours...

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I thought about taking my 83I's mirror assemblies apart and use a slow setting silicone compound in the ball socket. I wouldalign my mirrorsto where I want them to be. The silicone wouldset up andthen the mirrors shouldn't move but could be moved if need be.

What do you guys think?

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Not only radical, but damned creative and permanent!!!


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Hobie.....I found a new used mirror on here a while ago...my one mirror was rusty inside. Got it for 10$ plus shipping. You can prob find one on here somewhere if you're willing to wait. I wonder if the silicone will be actually strong enough to keep the mirror from moving. Guess you could try it. Not that radical.... Bman

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