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Wobbly mirror glass

Apologies if this has been covered before but I couldn't find on a search.

The left hand mirror glass drops down when hitting large bumps. The right is fine and I can't see how you can get behind the glass to try and tighten it up.

Any ideas on a fix? I like the originals so would prefer to stick with them.

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There are some threads on this issue for the newer bikes. Can you post a picture of your mirrors?

I know from experience, on the 2010 1090 RR the mirror glass is mounted on a ball pivot. The socket for that pivot is a bit shallow and it doesn't have the resistance needed to keep the mirror from moving.

The glass will pop off in your hand if you push with a steady pressure on the upper outside corner of the glass...BE READY TO CATCH IT!

Perhaps tightening the cir-clip that adds pressure to the socket would help. Some folks have simply lightly greased the ball and rolled it in some light grit to add friction.

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I know from experience, on the 2010 1090 RR the mirror glass is mounted on a ball pivot. The socket for that pivot is a bit shallow and it doesn't have the resistance needed to keep the mirror from moving.
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yup, mine flew out all on it's own. Dealer had warned me it might happen (they took care of it).
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Get some crg bar end mirrors mate they work much better than the standard mirrors and once adjusted dont move at all.


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Well I tried pushing and easing the glass off and.........crack - ah **** it, now the glass is in 2 bits. Got access to the rear though and have stretched the spring and added some carbon paste to the recess which appears to have made it harder to move the mirror mount.

Now I just need to source a replacement mirror now.
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Is that a nylock nut in the middle?
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Is that a nylock nut in the middle?
No a self tapping screw
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Very different from the 1090RR

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