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The mirrors on the bike bike kinda suck!
I have attempetd tightening them with half assed results.
Anything out there after market that is decent withour costing a fortune?

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JCWhitney sells some replacement mirrors that are pretty good replicas.. I have a pair that are not installed that I bought for the same reason.. However, if it is just a matter of tightening, I've had great luck with using thread locker on the ball, so much so that I have put off installing the new ones... The green stuff (the kind that flows into the cracks after assembly) works well, although the blue can be worked into it also... and even RTV has provided results.. after time.. a month or so.. as you move them they eventually get looser, but a repeat of the locker fixes it..
 

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I will try the blue stuff, thanks for the advise. :)
 

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I rode with the fairing mounted mirrors for a while, but quickly grew tired of seeing a blurry image and bought some handlebar mounted mirrors from the local bike shop. Now everything is clear and fuzz free.
 

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Got a pic of these babies on your ride???
 

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chris in va wrote:
I rode with the fairing mounted mirrors for a while, but quickly grew tired of seeing a blurry image and bought some handlebar mounted mirrors from the local bike shop. Now everything is clear and fuzz free.
Ditto...the view with the fairing mounted ones just were not as good as the 15$ bike shop handlebar mounted ones....maybe I'm just too "wide" for the originals :action:
 

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you can punch/nick the ball surfaces ...carefully then push them back...might work ive fixed some floppy ones that way...quick and dirty!!
 

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Hehehe, got you all beat, I have the fairing and handlebar mirrors on my bike. I use all of them in heavy traffic.
 

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remember their is also a bolt or screw behind the glass. you have to pull the glass out or the blackrubber seal to get to it. but very careful or you will end up with a broken mirror and seven years of bad luck. JIM
 

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The way you get the mirror out of its mount is to put it in Hot water and heat it up.Same going back together. That will make the gasket soft enough to work with but be gentle,it can still break.
 

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I added a washer to the screw/spring part in the mirror. I think the mirror springs lose force.

The Honda OEM mirrors have wide vision ("objects may appear smaller"). Pretty sure the replacements are narrow vision.
 

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I have fairing mirrors on my Interstate and I assume they are Honda. They are really nice and tight and adjust perfectly. They stay where I put them and I don't see blurry or fuzzy images.
 

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The JCWhitney mirrors are quite good replicas, although the finish isn't as good as the OEM Honda items.
I had them on my GL1100 I found they vibrated a lot and the mirror view didn't fit as much in as the OEM, but I got used to that. For the money (I think they were about one-third the price of Honda) they really were great value and looked the part.
 
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