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Hi everyone...



Well here I sit in the Super8 hotel in Charlottown PEI. I have driven 400km in the strongest and wettest wind and rain I have ever been. Some vacation so far.... Grrrrr.:XWere still drying out.

Before leaving Dartmouth NS I replaced my windshield with a new Streamliner Wraparound. It is quite the wind blocker. In replacing the windshield I broke the right hand mirror... and in a shear bolt of genius I decided to clean the "Ball Mount" that holds the mirror up.

Now whats left of my mirrors needs a heavy dose of Viagra to stay up and that stuff is expensive.

Does any one know of a good 3rd party, different design set of mirrors that will work with my beast??



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sorry i'm not familiar with that mirror. does the ball press in and rely on friction or does it clamp? maybe you could wrap it with elect. tape and go on down the road.:action::waving:
 

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O.K. Time for a commercial. You can find replacement of a simular type at , www.jcwhitney.com or www.partsnmore.com .You can also go to a handle bar type that screws in. Save the old one cause if you are careful you might be able to repair it.
 

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If you have the type like on my 80 interstate Emgo makes a replacement that I got from JC Whitney that look just like the originals. Really can't tell the diffeerence IMHO.
 

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Bet he has emgo mirrors now. my new ones blow back to the windscreen at 75.

next time I take mine off a little jb wield i think.

a parts guy told me that the new mirrors off the r1 Yamaha should fit if you like black but I have not seen them to see if they are even close.

I will drop by the show room and tell ya what I think later.


sorry you are having all the rain send it here we want it!

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Sorry about your trip, you might try CJWhitney, they have aftermarket mirrors for Goldwings, Might work, worth looking at.................... Good luck
 

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You're right I do have the Emgo's on mine. Like I said they look like original chrome to me. And cheap enough too. LOL
 

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Tib wrote:
... next time I take mine off a little jb wield i think...
... sorry you are having all the rain send it here we want it!

Tib:cool:
Hey Tib,



I put 5 min epoxy on it and just put it on the outside of the "ball and socket" joint. It did hold in all that wind and rain yesterday. But, I still do have that broken mirror. If I can, I am going to custom modify a different type of mirror. Be ready for a "Ho To" on that as well.;)

I really really really really wish I could sent this rain to where someone else needed it. We have had so little sun here this year (June and July). You guys have had the sun and are not use to it! All those fires. Wow. Who say global warming it a myth?? We (the Maritimes in general) cant wait until the Jet Stream goes back to normal.



See you soon.



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careful what you wish for. we have a cold front rolling through:cheeky1::cheeky1: 94 today 98 sat. 100:( sun. have a good trip be safe:action::waving:
 

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Mr Magic Fingers wrote:
I am going to custom modify a different type of mirror. Be ready for a "How To" on that as well.;)

See you soon.



Tim.
pm me when you get the "how to" done?

Emgo mirrors are better than the Honda ones but not by much and those bite.

a note on the mirrors off the 2009 Yamaha R1 the posts are only 1" not 1 3/4' apart so it would be changing the bolt holes and I am not sure the studs are long enough to go through the trim, window and fairing.

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Okay here's trick we Wisconsin folks use to keep the GL1100 mirrors in place. WE use a #1 center drill, drill a small hole in the ball right where the lip converges over it. Then we insert a self threading (sheet metal) screw in the hole. Get on the bike and set the mirror properly, then tighten the screw. If you you do it proper you can loosen and tighten the screw repeatedly to fine the mirror.
 

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On my 1100 I had put Emgo's on mine also the oem wold flop at 60 mph and here we have a lot of wind soooooo.... I got the Emgo's on eBay for about $15.00 for the set.:action:
 

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Tim, when you get back...if needed you're welcome to the 2 I removed from my fairing in favor of the handlebar mount (changed when I replaced the chrome strip under the windshield)
 

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Mr. Magic Fingers,
I have a pair (left & right) of after market GL1100 mirrors, brand new in original packets with gaskets and bolts. I ordered them earlier this year before I successfully repaired my 'floppy' mirrors. I paid $78.00 for them including exchange and shipping. They are exactly like the original mirrors on my '81 Interstate with chrome finish, glass lenses and correct mounting holes and bolts. I will sell them to you for $60.00 and I will pay the postage to Dartmouth. Send me a PM if your your interested.
Rick James in Sydney, Cape Breton.
 
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