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Wondering if anyone has dealt with the mirror springs? Need to replace mine on both the left and right. Bike is a 2007 ST3s and the mirrors are sprung. Sockets and base plates are in great shape, as well as the mirrors. Dealer told me I'll need to replace the entire mirror assembly... :crazy:

Any help and/or suggestions would be appreciated!
 

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Yes, Mike is the guy.

However, no telling which spring needed unless current mirror removed and spring removed.

I'm at this point, however, no opportunity to take mirror apart.

He's the guy and the part will be as good as new.
 

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Also, do yourself a favor and buy a tee-handled spring pulling tool. Harbor Freight has one. Less than $10, and worth it!
 

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There isn't that much tension in them; simply double over a length of wire, feed the looped end through whichever aperture you need to draw the spring end hook through, and pull it into position. Did it this week with a nylon camera hand loop in fact.
 

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There isn't that much tension in them; simply double over a length of wire, feed the looped end through whichever aperture you need to draw the spring end hook through, and pull it into position. Did it this week with a nylon camera hand loop in fact.
I used a wire hangar. Worked like a champ! It's an easy job once you know how it all goes together.
 

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There isn't that much tension in them; simply double over a length of wire, feed the looped end through whichever aperture you need to draw the spring end hook through, and pull it into position. Did it this week with a nylon camera hand loop in fact.
I agree that there isn't much tension on the first gen STs. I was surprised how tight they were on the second gen bikes. On the newer STs, there are two spring perches to use. I had a fun time getting to the first one with the exhaust hook that stick mentioned.

Have a good one.
 

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I pulled them to bits add cable ties to enable me to replace the springs + a cable tie on each spring as well, then pulled them tight... seems to be OK..
 

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I agree that there isn't much tension on the first gen STs. I was surprised how tight they were on the second gen bikes. On the newer STs, there are two spring perches to use. I had a fun time getting to the first one with the exhaust hook that stick mentioned.

Have a good one.
Contacted Mike S and new springs are on the way. However, really didn't need springs.
After taking mirrors off I noticed they were attached to the upper cross member on the pot-metal base socket. After looking at the springs, to see if they were stretched, I reattached them to the lower cross piece and all seems to be OK. Used a simple zip tie, and creased the end, threaded it through the stem and socket. Aligned everything up and applied slight counter-tension while pulling and attaching the spring. Zip tie easily slides off after attaching.
Took me longer to type this than to do the job...
 

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Sounds like you have a good sense of mechanics and how things work!! I tried for nearly an hour using needle nose pliers to grab the spring and attach it.. I was able to do it but it did take some time to get it. Once I knew what was needed to do, it became easier to do but I came across a metal long hook at an Orchard Supply Hardware store and bought it, of course never needed after that..
 

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Wish I found this thread earlier. After knocking one off in my garage, I was able to get that spring on using a set of pliers, a lot of cursing and two beers to ease the pain.


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I just replaced my mirror springs w/ the Shannon springs and while they're slightly better...they still are very floppy. And yes, they're the correct springs.

Has anybody just safety-wired the buggers up tight?
 

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Knot eye (said the blind man!)
 

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I needed new springs but was also tired of just being able to see my shoulder and elbow in my mirrors so bought handlebar clamps from a Streetfighter and a pair of DP handlebar mounted mirrors. Killed two birds with one stone.
 

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I needed new springs but was also tired of just being able to see my shoulder and elbow in my mirrors so bought handlebar clamps from a Streetfighter and a pair of DP handlebar mounted mirrors. Killed two birds with one stone.
And they cleared the body work? I'd love to see a pic of your set up!
 

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Mike also provides mirror riser blocks. They are about one inch thick and allow for a view properly clearing the elbows. No change to the springs. Only needed additional piece is a set of longer bolts, included in the kit. I have a set and they work very well.
 

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@Chuckracer, give me a couple of days and I'll get a pic. The bike is at my mechanic's shop.
@steve_d, Mike no longer sells spacers, contacted him a couple of weeks ago. That's what started my down this road. I needed clearance for handguards.
 

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hello
some one ask ref st mirror riser sets
i have some st mirror spacers sets due next week or so just been water jet cut now not on ebay just now if you want them plain alum and paint your self just tell me as they come matt black 2 per set
mike
 

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