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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-26-2015, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Have stock mirrors on a 2005 RG. The right mirror won't stay in place with the engine vibration. After adjusting, it always drifts down after a couple minutes of riding.

The connection between the stem and the mirror is a ball. I don't see anyway to tighten it down.

Any ideas before i start searching for a new mirror purchase?

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Heat the mirror glass and remove it. You'll see the plate that holds the ball tight against housing, a couple raps between the ball and mounting spots with a hammer and blunt chisel will tighten ball up. Clear silicone will hold the mirror back in. Just did one for a friend's sportster.
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I have the same problem with my 96 Fatboy. I finally spent $34.95 and bought a brand new new set from HD. In my case the hassle of trying to repair it over and over wasn't worth the effort.

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check the back of the mirror there should be 2 screws there tighten those that pulls the plate tighter onto the ball to prevent movement
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Have stock mirrors on a 2005 RG. The right mirror won't stay in place with the engine vibration. After adjusting, it always drifts down after a couple minutes of riding.

The connection between the stem and the mirror is a ball. I don't see anyway to tighten it down.

Any ideas before i start searching for a new mirror purchase?
Get new mirrors, the stock ones are homely, and new ones aren that expensive.

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check the back of the mirror there should be 2 screws there tighten those that pulls the plate tighter onto the ball to prevent movement
The old ones had the screws,on evos was the last time I saw those.
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Done that long go, buy the extended mirrors ( n0 more shoulder checks) and lightly crank on the acorn nut, less than a scrip for other extenters
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Thanks everyone for the advice.
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