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F3 mirror adjustability?

Hey guys, I know the F3's mirrors were designed for looks more than function- but on my personal F3- the left mirror displays an acceptable view of what's behind me and I can position it as needed- but my right mirror doesn't seem to be able to get the same view. I don't want to push too hard on the mirror (and I've put quite some pressure on it adjusting) and I simply cannot get the mirror to match the other side (doesn't seem to move as much)........I see a hole on the underside- is this to make other adjustments? This is really quite annoying and I was hoping perhaps there was an adjustment available perhaps not readily apparent?

Help guys- this is taking some of the fun out of the F3!

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Nothing additionally going on. I would try moving mirror up and down and that might loosen it up.

Where are you trying to aim the mirrors? I have mine both aiming mostly behind me needing to lift my arm to actually see. I ride group rides mostly and my need to see the lanes to the left and right are not as useful. I don't think they can really aim that far outwards anyway.

Are your left and right stalks rotated the same amount? If one is spun downward/upward it would limit what the mirror movement can overcome.

When trying to move the mirrors do it just a little ways away from the center of the mirror. Don't push from the outer edges as it isn't supported that much that far out.
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I thought the gen 1 F4 mirrors were bad... they were compact; but they made the bike look great. The F3 mirrors seem like they have more reach, but offer little more vision. And at highway speed, there's vibration causing a blur that makes highway patrol hard to distinguish from other cars. You know where each car is, but not much else... They're worse than the F4!

I've conceded it comes with the territory. An aftermarket option might be worth while if greater visibility is needed.

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The mirrors on most of the Italian bikes are terrible. You need to adopt the "chicken wing" manoeuvre, and lift your arm to actually see what is behind you. This will help until certain rpm, where all you will see is a shaking blur. Ducati's are just as bad.

The most common upgrade is the Rizoma Veloce L's. Very nice, well finished (aside from the mounting plinth with looks like a school project effort), provide excellent vibration free vision. The just cost a fortune!
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I thought the gen 1 F4 mirrors were bad...
Have to agree with you (I have 2007 F4). I've got the 'chicken wing' happening, which for me, is the best solution. Don't want to change the mirrors. I guess many of us 'adapt' our riding to certain bike's peculiarities.

I'm interested to note the lack of adjustability as mentioned by Steve N. I have the same prob and wasn't sure whether something has bound up inside the mechanism or it's just MV. No amount of gently pushing on the edges would move either mirror. I will give it a go from closer to centre (center for my American friends ) as suggested by 'airjawed'.

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This thread has images I took when I had my mirror disassembled. This might give you insight on the design and how to push on the mirror.

http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/129-ma...sible-fix.html
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@airjawed: Do you have knowledge of what the hole in the mirror bottom aligns to? Is is a mounting screw to remove the mirror mechanism as it is on the First Gen F4?

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It is likely just a drain hole. It does not help with disassembly or provide access to anything useful. In order to remove the mirror you have to physically break the adhesive between the mirror and the supporting plastic behind it. Then you will have access to a screw and anything else needed to take it all apart. In the thread I referenced above I think you can see the remnants of the adhesive and you can see the screw in the middle that needs to come out in order to disassemble.


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@airjawed: Do you have knowledge of what the hole in the mirror bottom aligns to? Is is a mounting screw to remove the mirror mechanism as it is on the First Gen F4?
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Yes, I could see what you did.

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