Repair mirror frame damaged by wind wings - GL1800Riders
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Repair mirror frame damaged by wind wings

I had an unfortunate occurrence while on a trip recently and my left hand mirror housing ended up broken. Was able to affect a field repair and the mirror itself was not damaged and remained in place for the balance of the trip. When I got home and took it all apart before the new mirror housing arrived I found that the frame the mirror attaches to inside the housing was cracked because the bushing on the wind wing was the wrong size. I effected a repair and documented with a step by step instruction sheet.
Granted I had some unique hardware available to work with, but I am sure similar items are available at local hardware stores. My initial fix involves using galvanized threaded rod because that was what I could fine at the time, I have since located stainless steel 5mm threaded rod and will be replacing the galvanized as soon as the stainless arrives.

Hopefully someone will find this useful.

I had to attach the file as three pages due to the size, hope it still works.

PM me with any questions, I still have some SS 5mm threaded rod, funny bolts and spacers available, as long as they last.
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File Type: doc MIRROR REPAIR page 1.doc (114.0 KB, 136 views)
File Type: doc MIRROR REPAIR page 2.doc (138.0 KB, 85 views)
File Type: doc MIRROR REPAIR page 3.doc (214.5 KB, 84 views)

Steve Kowalcky
Edgewater, FL
Florida Prowler # 46250

The Lord said; "Thou shalt have dominion over all of the animals, except of course the cat."

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