Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:52 am

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Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:52 am linkquote
I have a 2006 LX150. My right mirror vibrates and makes an awful rattle noise. The rattling is louder than the scooter. The sound goes away when I'm in motion but returns when I'm stopped with the motor running? The mirror is fine otherwise.

Can I open the mirror somehow to stabilize it?


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Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:35 pm

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Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:35 pm linkquote
I haven't done it personally, but you can remove the mirror from the chrome backing (plastic ring?). Behind the mirror you will find a nut which can be tightened, and hopefully that will solve your problem!

Best of luck!
Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:36 pm

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Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:36 pm linkquote
Sorry bunnyman, I'm no help. But I just read ChipH's post on proper riding attire, and then saw your post on vibrating mirrors, well your photo is not what came to mind. Okay, now I'm back to a scooter frame of mind.
Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:10 pm

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Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:10 pm linkquote
Is it the mirror base that's loose?

If it is you can undo the allen screw on the front the plastic housing the mirror mounts into, pull the housing up and tighten the locking nut underneath.

Or is the mirror loose on it's stalk?
Try this (or get the dealer to fix it!)


http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic18781?highlight=mirror#248861


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Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:54 pm

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Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:54 pm linkquote
I had an LX150 before and the mirror itself would rotate inside the mirror housing,
Not sure how it can be fixed, But that topic has been brought up here before.

I think the cure was to take it into the dealer and get them to fix it
or replace it under warranty.
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:28 pm

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Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:28 pm linkquote
It's not a good vibration Paperino. (-:

It is the mirror itself that is loose. The stem is fine. The mirror buzzes inside the chrome casing.

How would I get behind the mirror?


Thanks for all the help!

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Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:47 pm

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Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:09 pm linkquote
I had the same rattling and found it was not the bolt on the stem shaft, it was the plastic piece attached to the rear of the mirror.Be very careful if you attempt to remove the mirror from the stem though.

I removed the mirror per the post that was linked previously. However I messed up, there was a suggestion to "heat up" the rubber ring that surrounds the mirror in warm water and I managed to melt it a bit. And wasn't able to mount it back on the stem.

Until I get around to replace my mirror it looks so classy sporting duct tape trim. On the upside the rattle is gone
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:50 am

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Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:50 am linkquote
Thanks again!
I'll try this today. Thanks a ton!

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Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:29 pm

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Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:29 pm linkquote
Somewhat similar mirror issue
I've got mirror trouble too. The entire stem appears to be loose. The problem goes deeper than the nut that's located inside the rubber housing. It doesn't rotate like if that nut was loose, instead the entire stem can move approximately half a centimeter back and forth. Especially noticeable at an idle. Anyone know how I can get in there and tighten it? The right mirror stem is tighter than my waistband after Christmas dinner.
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Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:59 am linkquote
I would think that yours is just very loose. Try screwing in the stem. If it makes solid contact, adjust it using the advice from the previous threads. If you've stripped the threads (not easy to do) it's time to talk to your dealer/mechanic.


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Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:26 am linkquote
Re: Somewhat similar mirror issue
avatarcourt wrote:
I've got mirror trouble too. The entire stem appears to be loose. The problem goes deeper than the nut that's located inside the rubber housing. It doesn't rotate like if that nut was loose, instead the entire stem can move approximately half a centimeter back and forth. Especially noticeable at an idle. Anyone know how I can get in there and tighten it? The right mirror stem is tighter than my waistband after Christmas dinner.
You need to tighten the allen head bolt on the mounting hardware on the handlebar. Unfortunately, you must remove the headset to do this. If you haven't done it before, do a search in the forum for threads on removing the headset or check the DIY reference section, where I believe Jess posted a thread with pics.

Put all the screws you remove in a ziplock bag for safe keeping until reassembly. Good luck, and Happy New Year!
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Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:10 pm linkquote
Go to this posting and check it out.
Harvey wrote:
http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic18781?highlight=mirror#248861


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Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:25 pm linkquote
quattrovalvole wrote:
avatarcourt wrote:
I've got mirror trouble too. The entire stem appears to be loose. The problem goes deeper than the nut that's located inside the rubber housing. It doesn't rotate like if that nut was loose, instead the entire stem can move approximately half a centimeter back and forth. Especially noticeable at an idle. Anyone know how I can get in there and tighten it? The right mirror stem is tighter than my waistband after Christmas dinner.
You need to tighten the allen head bolt on the mounting hardware on the handlebar. Unfortunately, you must remove the headset to do this. If you haven't done it before, do a search in the forum for threads on removing the headset or check the DIY reference section, where I believe Jess posted a thread with pics.

Put all the screws you remove in a ziplock bag for safe keeping until reassembly. Good luck, and Happy New Year!
This fix is correct only if your brake handle is moving along with the mirror. If so, the bracket is designed for tightening without the removal of the headset. Once the mirror is removed, look in the hole with a flashlight, and you will see a cutaway that leads to an Allen screw. It is slightly off center, so a ball-head is necessary.

If the brake handle is tight but the mirror is still loose, then the mirror is either very loose in the base, or has stripped the aluminum threads altogether.
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The original post is from 2008.
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