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Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:30 pm quote
Is there anyway to tighten the mirror where it is connected to the stem?
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Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:14 pm quote
THANK YOU!

I've had the dealer tighten it when it's gone in for an oil change but the darn thing moves everytime it gets hit with the seat. And that stupid rubber cover is always crawling up. Maybe it's just the operator...
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Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:11 pm quote
That little rubber boot only fits well one way. If it is rotated out of position, it will creep up. Slide it up far enough to look under it and observe where it will sit on the headset. Rotate accordingly and push down into place. It should stay there.
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Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:51 pm quote
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Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:52 am quote
Sorry, I mean the mirror is loose at the top of the stem, not where it attaches at the handlebar.
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Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:13 am quote
Whre the "head" of the mirror pivots against the stem? I'm listening, too...
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Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:54 pm quote
If you pop off the reflective mirror surface, there is a nut you can tighten. I'm pretty bored, so I'll post pics in a sec...
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Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:10 pm quote
I just happen to have taken some mirrors off of an LXV that's going to be on the cover of the Feb. Vanity Fair.. (Woo Hoo!) Sorry for the crappy cell pics.

So in the first pic, you can see me prying off the glass and the black trim that surrounds it. It will come out as one piece. If it's been a week or so since you've cut your fingernails, they'll work best, but I guess you could use a screwdriver or something, just be careful.

In the second pic, you can see the nut on the inside, and it has a spring to tension it down. Adjust it to your preference, snap it all back together and wipe off the fingerprints!

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Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:12 pm quote
NOTE-- When snapping the glass back in, be sure to note the orientation of the "objects in mirror..." text printed on it!
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Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:15 pm quote
drewteague wrote:
NOTE-- When snapping the glass back in, be sure to note the orientation of the "objects in mirror..." text printed on it!
Sounds like a quote from experience.
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Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:18 pm quote
Thanks, I will try that.....
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Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:19 pm quote
That's why I love this site. I never knew you could do that.
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Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:41 pm quote
olhogrider wrote:
That's why I love this site. I never knew you could do that.
You are so right! The beauty of this forum is that you get the benefit of literally hundreds of people fumbling their collective way to fix problems with their scooters. Imagine trying to do all of this on your own sitting in the garage/shed and moving forward by trial and error to "discover" the quickest and easiest fix to a problem. Instead, just use the "search" function and you have the benefit of everyone else's trial and error.
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Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:55 pm quote
griffin1108 wrote:
olhogrider wrote:
That's why I love this site. I never knew you could do that.
You are so right! The beauty of this forum is that you get the benefit of literally hundreds of people fumbling their collective way to fix problems with their scooters. Imagine trying to do all of this on your own sitting in the garage/shed and moving forward by trial and error to "discover" the quickest and easiest fix to a problem. Instead, just use the "search" function and you have the benefit of everyone else's trial and error.
Yep. This has been driving me nuts on my brand new GTS... The potholes and stuff here will readjust my mirrors in about 45 seconds, so I am really glad to hear there is a simple fix rather than having to get new mirrors!
Thank you all for such a great resource!
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Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:54 am quote
Aha!

Thanks Drew. The nut has fallen off inside my mirror and it rattles around like a pebble in a dixie cup. Been driving me crazy!
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Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:37 am quote
Drew,

I tried, and it did not seem to want to come loose.
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Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:36 pm quote
hmm... you can try to just turn it on the stem, and if luck is with you and the friction is in the right places, it may tighten..
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Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:38 pm quote
I never knew you could do that, cool.
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Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:27 am quote
Be very careful. The glass is really fragile!
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Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:05 pm quote
there is a tool available from most windshield suppliers, called a Carlite stick or at least that is what they used to call them. They are white and made of hard plastic, used to install glass into rubber. I am sure this would work real well to remove the mirror from the frame without damaging the chrome or rubber. If your local auto glass guys doesn't have them CRLaurence a glass tool supplier based in California, I think, has them. They are inexpensive a lot of suppliers to the glass industrie use them as an advertising tool much like pens. So if you were to ask your local you would probably get one for free and they come in handy for a multitude of other little niggly pry jobs.
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Mon May 04, 2009 9:20 pm quote
Anybody know how to get the glass out ET4 mirrors?
Doesn't seem to be any place around the rim where you can pry it out. I want to get to the adjustment nut that's apparently inside.
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