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Rear View Mirror Buzzing - possible fix - 2014 F3 800

2014 F3 800

Got my bike used and have always assumed my mirrors would be useless from the vibration/buzzing. Previous owner seems to have made contact on both mirrors most likely in the garage or other tight space since the body work was perfect. Anyway, I got myself a new right hand side mirror since it was flopping at the base(broken internally). Turns out the new one pretty much doesn't vibrate/buzz. I reached out to the same person who got me the mirror (brand new in box) to see if they had the left hand as well. They went on vacation and won't be back till April. Hmmmm what should I do?

I figured I need to open up my mirror and tighted whatever has come loose on my left hand mirror. I had a picture sort of but not a clear idea of how to dismantle it other than having to remove mirror surface from the backing(which is held by adhesive). I could feel an ever so slight wiggle and I needed to find the source and get rid of it. Previous searches revealed the use of a heat gun to weaken the adhesive. This made me nervous... would the glass break? Would I burn my hand? So I decided to use fishing line and work it between the mirror surface and the backing piece.

This worked really well. This is similar to how an automotive windshield is removed. The fishing line acts like a saw and doesn't damage the silver mirror backing that gives the reflective characteristic to the mirror. Half way through I could see that the adhesive had actually came undone and was the reason for my buzzing mirror. I used my hands and got it completely separated. Took some pics of the pieces apart for anyone wanting to do the same. I used some double sided adhesive that I used for mounting electronics on my RC hobby helicopter/planes/cars. Works very well and comes off clean when needing to be removed.

Long story short... removed mirror, cleaned surfaces and then reapplied mirror with adhesive. Buzz is gone! Well, buzz is gone but its still blurry. Way better now!
 

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Which model and year is this bike?
 

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