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My right mirror doesn't always stay in the position I like and have to keep adjusting it. I found a thread while searching the forum about removing the black outer ring and popping the mirror out to get to the adjustment nut inside.

I just want to check with others on here that have done this procedure lately with success. My biggest fear is breaking the mirror or not being able to get it reassembled with the outer ring staying back on.

Again, this is the mirror ball joint and not the where it attaches the handlebar.
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I'm 0 for 4 on these types of repairs and would suggest that you not try yourself unless and until you have a replacement on hand.
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Put the mirrors in hot water and use a suction cup to remove the mirror, then simply squeeze.
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Put the mirror where you want and try to a little Loctite at the joint. Or some clear silicone caulk. A permanent solution might be super glue gel or epoxy.
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This thread needs pictures. I happen to have a broken mirror, which I kept for exploring this.
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I put the mirror in hot water (50+ Celsius) and it made the black plastic softer, but not really elastic.
I did not try a suction cup. Instead I tried to gently (at first) pry it open.
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The plastic became damaged very easily. It is ten years old and sort of brittle even when warmed up.

I can't recommend this method. Do try your luck with the suction cup. Wear goggles and gloves.
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Great pictures Der Blechfahrer..

I think I am going to buy a new one to have handy as mentioned earlier before I try this mirrorectomy.
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