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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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My mirror fell off!

I noticed when I first purchased my bike that the mirrors were a little loose. After I changed their position I tightened them up nicely, but they seem to work themselves loose and this morning on my way to work one of them just fell right off and shattered on the ground.

I don't know if the Italia Independent mirror mountings are any different to the others. Has anyone else had any problem with loose mirrors?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 10:07 PM
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Nope kinda odd for that to happen

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It's a virbratey v-twin that vibrates, things will need tightening now and then or hit with some loctite.
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..also I rice on some pretty roigh roads.

...but I think this is a bit of a design flaw. The *only* thing holding this mirror on is a single screw and the very act of moving (adjusting) the mirror can move and hence loosen that screw. Am I missing something here?

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Perfect opportunity to upgrade to bar-end mirrors!
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True. any suggestions?!

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Wow, I only ever had a mirror fall of when I had a late custom construction Harley that had a solid mounted bored and stroked 1500cc engine. I ended up having to safety wire most every fastener otherwise it shed part faster than my dog shed fur in the springtime. Compared to that HD this Duc is nearly smooth as glass. Not smooth as my GL1800 but definitely not a 2 cylinder gasoline powered vibrator like the Harley was (Which I understand is why some girls like Harleys so much). Mirrors on my Icon haven't budged. Neither the stock mirrors nor the Duc billet mirrors I mounted about 1,000 miles ago have ever come loose. Over 5,000 miles on the bike. Also, on my 2015 Icon, seems every fastener had a small paint mark to indicate proper torquing or at least perhaps to show if anything might have loosened? Check all the fasteners on your bike. Perhaps whom ever did the set up was not very thorough?
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