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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?
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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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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
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I had purchased the new brake perch...
But I never installed it since I used the helicoil instead. So i don't 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 what's going on with your wife's. 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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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 what's going on with your wife's.
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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So glad I found this thread, about to try the same thing!
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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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Another bump here. Thank you guys. Retapped hole for my 2007 LX150 left hand mirror this afternoon. Have 29 extras if anyone needs...
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Awesome daviday! I'm glad it worked out for you.
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Thanks for a great thread! Now the mirror perch on my LX50 2t has great threads.
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Thank you for this thread! this happened to my left mirror, brought it in to the garage to replace the part and when I got the bike back i had the exact same problem (not totally convinced they actually replaced it). I really just wanted to fix it myself so I don't have to keep dealing with dodgy repairs and then i saw this! immediately ordered the each same kit on amazon. I got size M8 but its possible I will actually need M10, arriving tomorrow so I will find out soon!
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I'll be surprised if it is M10, M8 is much more common.
Good Luck!
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Jimjar wrote:
I'll be surprised if it is M10, M8 is much more common.
Good Luck!
It worked perfectly!
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Good. You owe us one scooter photo.
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