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  • Mirror Rattle: any fix or just replace?

    Is there any way to fix the rattle on the stock mirrors, or do just you replace them? Are the aftermarket knockoff mirrors any good? I know a lot of aftermarket mirrors wear out after a while and have a tendency to flop around or the chrome flakes off.

    One thought I had was to drill and tap a small hole in the bottom, squirt some foam or silicone inside, and put a small screw in to plug the hole.

    What are your thoughts?

  • #2
    That was what Curt did, and he said it worked fine. I plan to do it, also. You won't even need a screw. Just push the silicone in, and wipe the excess. Once it sets, its not coming out.

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    • #3
      Weld it! Lol.

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      • #4
        Watch out for those cheap aftermarket mirrors. They proliferate Ebay, they might look cool, but they are Chinese junk. You get what you pay for in this instance for damn sure.



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        • #5
          Yep, drill n fill with silicone.

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          • #6
            Yep did the silicone treatment years ago and used a couple of allen bolt chrome caps to cover the holes...worked great!
            not all those who wander are lost......

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            • #7
              The back housing is plastic. Drill with caution.


              Wherever you go in life, ride there if at all possible.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jd750ace View Post
                The back housing is plastic. Drill with caution.
                Wait, what? Which part are you talking about? Are you saying the *whole* big chrome housing on the back if the *OEM* mirrors are plastic??

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                • jd750ace
                  jd750ace commented
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                  Yep. The chrome back housing is plastic. The mirror is glass, held in place with VHB on a metal base that snaps into the plastic.

                • Doc_V
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                  Wow... did not know. Thanks for the heads up.

              • #9
                The knock-off mirrors look identical and work fine, but they don't stay adjusted as well. Seems like I'm always adjusting them.

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                • #10
                  BTW, for those of you who did the, "drill and fill", where did you drill and how big of a hole?

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                  • #11
                    I wanted to try some after market mirrors too. I only like to use one mirror. I prefer to look over my shoulder when changing lanes. The shaking images in my mirrors were more distracting than helpful for me.

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                    • #12
                      Like Father PB said the aftermarket mirrors, especially the cheap ones, are usually crap and come loose really easily. After a while they just flop around and are useless.

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