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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 2019, 12:52 pm Thread Starter
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OK guys I know I am not the first person with this issue--I have a 1991 900SS the original mirrors are in great condition and I dont really want to replace them -But when riding at speed they will not stay in position the want to fold back and down it's just a PITA, I'm sure with all the knowledge thats here someone can help me to get these tightened up where they will stay in place, I have already removed them and tightened up the screw on the inside. any help is appreciated.

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more stable view of the elbows

heater hose clamps:
PO takes credit for this one. I do not think the mirror field of view is very functional.
Ask me how I know a very closely following police car is invisible......
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Try a little lapping compound in the ball area just to give it some bite.
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The hose clip idea is great. I read here on a thread to 'rough up' the swivel ball area with sandpaper; that worked for me.
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Try a little lapping compound in the ball area just to give it some bite.
Thanks Eric I shall give that a try

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I haven't tried this, but I was planning to.

Fiber Grip

This is a "grease" type product with fragments of something (plastic?) to add grip. Used for bicycles to reduce the needed clamping force on delicate carbon fiber parts. That said, the heater hose clamp trick looks pretty good, and I actually think I have a couple of those laying around.

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use an allen head socket screw w/ washer & lock washer for the tightening screw. You can put some torque on them....

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heater hose clamps:
PO takes credit for this one. I do not think the mirror field of view is very functional.
Ask me how I know a very closely following police car is invisible......
Sounds like you need to replace them with a pair of Honda 600 F2/3 mirrors...a little higher field of view. We used to do this back in the '90s.



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No chance in hell will I put Honda mirrors on my bike lol

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Dukerdr, Are those Honda F2/3 mirrors a pure bolt on ? What years would that convert to ?

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