Removing PX mirror metal mounts
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Sat May 25, 2019 3:34 pm quote
Other than cutting these off once you have removed the plastic part of the headset has anyone got any easier ideas.

Once you start to unscrew them on my 2008 PX125 they interfere and catch on other parts which will then not allow their removal.

Hacksaw maybe the answer ??
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Sun May 26, 2019 3:25 am quote
Mine rub on the handlebars when I unscrew them but come out no worries.
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Sun May 26, 2019 11:48 am quote
Why not do it right? take both tubes out and remove the mounts.
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Sun May 26, 2019 2:09 pm quote
GickSpeed wrote:
Why not do it right? take both tubes out and remove the mounts.
Can you explain more. Any photos etc. ?
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Sun May 26, 2019 3:19 pm quote
I think you maybe looking at this in a different way. They were designed to wrench and not cut.

Post some pictures of where you're at and which part of the mirror you're having problems with (the mirror or the the stock coming from the headset). Someone should lead you in the right direction. Removing just the mirrors should not be a difficult task with the correct procedures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLW9qw36sf4

Good luck!
Molto Verboso
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Sun May 26, 2019 5:22 pm quote
If itís a 2008 it has the tall DISC style mounts that screw into the holes on the underside of the headset and are cast with a ďwaistĒ to clear the grip tubes. The tubes have to be slid out of the way to remove them.

Theyíre a nuisance and have a tendency to snap off leaving the threads stuck in the headset. Their only advantage I know of is they donít vibrate as much as the older mounts.
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Mon May 27, 2019 6:31 am quote
In order to remove the tubes, you will have to remove the cables and wiring prior. Itís not exactly a fun or quick job. Iíve done it before and it does take time.

Throw up some pics of where you are having problems or questions and I am sure you will get some answers.

All the Best
Molto Verboso
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Mon May 27, 2019 7:28 am quote
StevieB, are the mounts damaged and unusable or do you not want to have mirrors on your scoot? I went down this route on a PX, but then found that I really missed the mirrors, particularly the right hand for overtaking on a motorway without looking over your shoulders.

Food for thought?
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Mon May 27, 2019 4:17 pm quote
I must have been kissed on the arse by a fairy coz mine came straight out, as I said. If I had to pull the tubes from the headset I'd just ride without mirrors.
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