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I've got a 1938 Aspencade and don't see any way of adjusting tightness on the mirrors. Is there a way to do it?
 

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Remove the 2 mirror mounting screws that attach to the farring and under the plastic base you can access an adjustment screw.
 

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nopeda wrote:
...1938 Aspencade...
> That's a rare model
 

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Be careful you don't strip the threads it's pot metal in there..
 

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If you haven't had the mirrorsoff before, there are backup nuts

See Litfuse post below for a better explanation.
 

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Ya know...One of these days, when someone asks a question that I can actually answer, I'm NOT gonna be the 6th post. . .:smiler:
 

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To fix your problem,[follow these steps if you have an original radio and speakers] remove front turn signal assembly, remove the speaker. There are two nuts behind speaker that you need to control to keep from loosing.
After mirrors have been removed,there is a screw that can be tightened.Found that mine were too short so had to drill and tap,installed longer screw.
If the loose part is on the upper part of mirror:readit:[this can be dangerous to your health so you will want to be careful and use safety gear when you attempt to do this part,[a disclaimer of responsibility for injury to your self and people around you by following my methods]. Remove mirror assembly from fairing,immerse mirror head in hot water to heat up and soften gasket material. Gently and carefully remove mirror and gasket at the same time,screw is behind the mirror.
Welcome to the forum and good luck with your mirrors. Exercise caution but if you break mirror go to www.partsnmore.com or www.jcwhitney.com or any number of sites for replacement mirror assembly.
 

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I recently bought Whitney replacement mirrors. They work, but are kind of flimsy. I don't know if the partsnmore mirrors are any better but they are the same price, so you might want to try them if you do need to replace them.
 

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RB wrote:
Be careful you don't strip the threads it's pot metal in there..
Amen to that! The threads strip VERY easily. Also clean off the lube from where it pivots and do not relube it. This helps to keep it in place when reinstalled.
 

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JC Whitney are for ****. They vibrate and move so much they are basically useless. I have to reset them all the time. They vibarate so much objects in them are unrecognisble. I would like to find some good ones. Any thoughts?
 

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JC Whitney are for s***. They vibrate and move so much they are basically useless. I have to reset them all the time. They vibarate so much objects in them are unrecognisble. I would like to find some good ones. Any thoughts?
Problem with aftermarket is that they are all flat glass.. this makes it look like it is vibrating more when it actually is not... like already said, find some OEM (which have the convex glass) and do what ever is neceaary to get the screws tight enough.. even when the pot metal is stripped you can rethread, drill through and rethread, or just drill through and use a long screw with a nut on the inside or outside..
 

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When I had my 82 gl1100 interstate I had the Droopy ear syndrum & I replaced mine with some I bought at sabercycle I do have to tell you this was back in 1998 though so they may not be carring any gl 1100 parts anymore !You can also go to a Motorcycle wrecking yard ! Here`s one www.steelscycle.com good luck in your search !
 

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I just clicked on the web page & It wouldnt come up so give them a call (303)781-5339
 
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