Stripped mirror socket
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2009 GTS 250, 2013 Buddy 125, 2014 Triumph Bonneville
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:16 am quote
Has anyone tried just wrapping the mirror stem threads a few times around with plumber's tape and then screw the mirror back into the stripped socket?
Hooked
2012 LX150ie
Joined: 28 Jul 2018
Posts: 112
Location: Austin Texas USA
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:15 am quote
Actually, yes! My wife thought of it.
If you mean plumbers teflon tape. I tried it when my socket was stripped, but it didn't help at all. I bet it depends on how badly yours is stripped. In my case it was very bad, the mirror would spin freely.

My conclusion is that the helicoil is an excellent and easy fix if you don't want to replace the whole perch.
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Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:37 pm quote
So Jimjar originally was going to replace the perch.
How is the brake perch secured on the bars? The wife has the left one a little loose on her Primavera. Is there a shear pin?

Not loose rotationally but forward and back.
Thx
Hooked
2012 LX150ie
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Location: Austin Texas USA
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:36 am quote
I had purchased the new brake perch...
But I never installed it since I used the helicoil instead. So i donít actually know for sure what holds the brake perch.

My concept was that you remove the brake cables, remove the hand grip, and the perch slides over the handlebar and is secured by a screw that tightens the perch around the handlebar like a clamp.

If you remove the headset plastic you can probably see whatís going on with your wifeís. Maybe the screw needs tightening or maybe it is stripped.

If you go to scooterwest.com and search for brake perch there is a decent photo.
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Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:59 am quote
Re: I had purchased the new brake perch...
I hope that the bolt is just loose or even damaged is okay. Damage to the bar is another issue.
Jimjar wrote:
If you remove the headset plastic you can probably see whatís going on with your wifeís.
I have been hesitant to open it up because this is for an insurance claim. The neighbor backed into it and knocked it over.

Because of the uni-body construction and value, these 50cc scoots are usually just a write-off. I want to get as much information as possible if our insurance co. just cuts us a cheque (check).

Thanks for the info.
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Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:36 pm quote
So glad I found this thread, about to try the same thing!
Molto Verboso
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:40 pm quote
Bump for a useful thread. I just did the same today, repairing my LX150's left hand mirror perch with a Helicoil. Worked a treat!
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