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1Back to top Go down    Another K100RS Mirror Clip Question on Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:56 pm

Bondoggle

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I haven't seen this one addressed when I was searching around....

Has anyone had their mirror clips come loose and not want to stay in place? This in turn makes the mirror come off again by barely touching it or vibration from riding. Of the three clips on the mirror, the two closest to me both keep wanting to fall out.

What holds the mirror clips in place against their mounting points? Is my problem with the clips themselves or the frame of the mirror pod where they sit?

I don't want to glue them in place if they are meant to be replaceable, but I've also never had them come off the mirror, either.

Thanks for any ideas.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Another K100RS Mirror Clip Question on Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:36 pm

duck

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As you seem to have discovered, RS mirror mounting can be very finicky.

Sometimes the mounting plate gets slightly bent, other times the clips get old.

The clips can be replaced - Part46631455047

I use 5 minute epoxy to glue the clips in place if they're getting loose. It holds well but can be peeled off later if needed.

Many of us use either stainless fishing leaders or bungee cord as leashes for the RS mirrors so in case they bounce or get knocked off they don't fall to the ground and break or get lost.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
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3Back to top Go down    Re: Another K100RS Mirror Clip Question on Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:47 pm

yamaguzzi

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I used the bungies and also some silver silicone gue to seal them on to the fairing.6000 miles later they are still on tight.I had to remove them once to get at the wiring and they came apart but it took a little work , maybe 5 minutes to clean off the dried silicone sealant . put them back on and went on a 2500 mile trip and they are still tight and it's a very clean install that looks like factory


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Another K100RS Mirror Clip Question on Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:42 pm

Bondoggle

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I've used a piece of wire for a safety line on the mirror, so that's not an issue.

I may break down and buy some new clips and a new base plate, and see how the combination does.

I don't want to even think about adhering the pod to the fairing.

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Another K100RS Mirror Clip Question on Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:08 pm

Dai

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New clips will probably fix the problem on their own. The mounting plate very rarely wears to the point where new clips won't grip it - the cone-shaped mounts are more likely to fall out first. If that ever does happen, I've seen a repair where someone replace the mount with a carefully-shaped M6 panhead screw.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Another K100RS Mirror Clip Question on Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:28 pm

Point-Seven-five

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The clips in my mirrors were so bad that they would fall off in a stiff breeze. I cringed at the stupid price BMW demanded for new clips so I only replaced 2 in each mirror. The improvement in security was remarkable, I can even bump into them in the garage without knocking them off now.


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1994 K75RT
1994 K75S
1992 K100RS

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1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Another K100RS Mirror Clip Question on Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:06 am

Bondoggle

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I replaced the mounting plate and bought some extra clips. Now I have two related problems...

My K100RS has the mirror "adapters" used on the 4-valve bikes. When I mounted the plate on to the adapter, I may have over-tightened the bolts. It seems as though I'm having a problem mounting the mirror because I can't get the clip all the way over one of the posts. I think the reason for this is the plate is compressing the adapter and the mirror is hitting the rubber adapter.

I also have the problem of a part I can't figure out where it came from. It is a small ramped black rubber round washer. There is only one, I think. The diagrams show "wave washers," but I don't think this is one of those, or is it? Depending on the model year of the diagram, they show the wave washer inside the fairing at the nut, or between the bolt and the mounting plate. I don't thing this part came from either place.

Is there a change this goes between the mounting plate and the adapter to angle the mounting plate and allow space for the mirror to not hit the adapter?

    

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