R125Forum.com banner

1 - 20 of 36 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,114 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I don't know if its just me but its really buggering me!

My mirrors seem to be very loose but the actual bolt is super tight!

They will start to push in when I start accelerating and before I know it I cant see behind me. I hate having to keep adjusting it at the lights, I might just take them off!!! (Is this legal?)

What mirrors can I get to replace? I would also like shorter ones

Need help because it is really frustrating :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,450 Posts
My mirrors have never moved unless I hit them on things. Would like smaller ones though.

Sent from my iPhone using Forum Runner
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,207 Posts
I'm just having the same thing D! my left has always been loose but today it's full on flaccid...
I don't want any smaller mirrors though, these ones are already too small people!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
870 Posts
SMALLER you can hardly see out with these.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Killachipmunk

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,218 Posts
Yes, this is a very common problem.

You can buy some non-slip washers from Halfrauds, but they will start to grind away the metal and they don't work 100%. I believe they are called anti shake...

I ended had to replace one mirror anyway when it snapped, and I accidently recieved two from Wemoto so I actually just replaced the mounts altogether in the end.

It's the washer, it's rubbish.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,207 Posts
Can;t be doing with non-slips, I need to fold mine in twice a day.
It would be fine if you could actually get the bolt out -_-
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,218 Posts
At one point I actually made my own washers...

I wrapped some duct tape around a standard washer so that the sticky side was on the outside, I then cut the hole out the middle and put them in. Worked for a while!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,114 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
My mirrors have never moved unless I hit them on things. Would like smaller ones though.

Sent from my iPhone using Forum Runner
they will start moving over time, yours is still new ;)

I'm just having the same thing D! my left has always been loose but today it's full on flaccid...
I don't want any smaller mirrors though, these ones are already too small people!
Course you can see through them! LOL you need to angle it wider and keep your elbows tucked in! ROSSI STYLE!
SMALLER you can hardly see out with these.
YES SMALLER!!! AND SHORTER!!! Get those elbows in boys! :D
Yes, this is a very common problem.

You can buy some non-slip washers from Halfrauds, but they will start to grind away the metal and they don't work 100%. I believe they are called anti shake...

I ended had to replace one mirror anyway when it snapped, and I accidently recieved two from Wemoto so I actually just replaced the mounts altogether in the end.

It's the washer, it's rubbish.
can you link me to them? Would it stop the mirrors from moving at all? So what is the actual issue mate, is it the mirror itself or the mount it goes into?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,114 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
At one point I actually made my own washers...

I wrapped some duct tape around a standard washer so that the sticky side was on the outside, I then cut the hole out the middle and put them in. Worked for a while!
clearly got too much time on your hands! LOL I did add another washer which helped but its gone loose again over time
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
10,701 Posts
My ones use to do it so I take them off and put them in the bin
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,450 Posts
I make the stock mirrors work by tucking in and spending ages getting the most beneficial angle. As for moving Dervis even though newer doesn't my bike have more mikes than yours (4300)? Making it older in mileage.

Sent from my iPhone using Forum Runner
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,114 Posts
Discussion Starter #13

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,218 Posts
It's the mount. The washer in them is pretty terrible...

I can't find a link, but just go to Halfords, or Wickes, or any other hardware store...
THey look like this and come in a pack of several different sizes for about a fiver:




As you can see, it works by just really gripping it.
The only problem I found, is that the blades eventually start eating away at the soft metal...
It's fine for a while though...

The other thing you could do, is try and find some nice thick rubber washers, and try just adding loads, and then tighten it up nice and tight.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,114 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
I make the stock mirrors work by tucking in and spending ages getting the most beneficial angle. As for moving Dervis even though newer doesn't my bike have more mikes than yours (4300)? Making it older in mileage.

Sent from my iPhone using Forum Runner
Hahaha yeah miles wise you have past me but in terms of physically made and possibly being played about with. I think due to the previous owner having two kids they must of been tucking it in alot and what not, IDK but i want to bin them!!! I need new mirrors now :(
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,207 Posts
I tuck my elbows is, but if I angle the mirrors any wider I can't see behind me properly.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,450 Posts
Check Omar blog as his mirrors look wicked. Not sure how much you can see out if them. Will have to sit on his bike next time I see him and check. Poss 2011 bike they done something to stop mirrors moving.

Sent from my iPhone using Forum Runner
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,218 Posts
I don't know WHAT you are all on about, I can see out my mirrors JUST fine :)

Have you considered getting RiderScan then perhaps?

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,450 Posts
Fisher said:
I don't know WHAT you are all on about, I can see out my mirrors JUST fine :)

Have you considered getting RiderScan then perhaps?
I can see with mine plenty

Sent from my iPhone using Forum Runner
 
1 - 20 of 36 Posts
Top