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Offline Weegiboy

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2016 Model loose mirror heads at speed
« on: 05 August, 2020, 06:45:31 AM »
Good morning all

Hope everyone is well, Its been a while since posting due to the rich tapestry that is life which is another story on its own, just wondering if there is a simple hack for loose mirror heads ? When I either accelerate purposefully or start to get a proper weave on, the mirror heads start to either fold back or down on themselves due to them being slightly loose on the ball joint inside the mirror head housing .
Is there an easy fix for this or is it a more involved operation ? Ive read about heat guns to remove the mirror, drilling holes in the back to access the tightening nut and so forth, just wondering if there is anything model year specific to mine being a 2016 model ?
I have noticed two tiny holes on the underside of the mirror housing but Im guessing their there to allow for pressure or drainage and not to access tiny Allen Bolts or screws ? All  tips, tricks and advice much appreciated.
« Last Edit: 05 August, 2020, 06:47:05 AM by Weegiboy »
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Re: 2016 Model loose mirror heads at speed
« Reply #1 on: 05 August, 2020, 09:54:34 AM »
You could fit the earlier mirrors off a speedy/Tex/Striple. Not the earlier TS.
Also: '16 Tiger 800, '95 Yamaha Serow, '58 Ariel FH.

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Re: 2016 Model loose mirror heads at speed
« Reply #2 on: 05 August, 2020, 10:30:29 AM »
Aprilia mirrors on mine. 1/3 of the price of T mirrors and solved the wobbly right mirror.
Note you will need an adapter (or helicoil) for the right mirror.


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Re: 2016 Model loose mirror heads at speed
« Reply #3 on: 05 August, 2020, 03:58:54 PM »
Thank you both for the advice/solutions much appreciated.
The man hunched over his motorcycle can focus only on the present... he is caught in a fragment of time cut off from both the past and the future... he has no fear, because the source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear.
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Re: 2016 Model loose mirror heads at speed
« Reply #4 on: 05 August, 2020, 06:25:30 PM »
I had a set of  Highsider mirrors on my 2017 Sport https://www.nr1motor.nl/highsider-universal-mirror-sempion.html but currently not available. Must still have those lying around somewhere.

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Re: 2016 Model loose mirror heads at speed
« Reply #5 on: 05 August, 2020, 06:41:44 PM »
Thank you @Mustangpilot
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Re: 2016 Model loose mirror heads at speed
« Reply #6 on: 06 August, 2020, 08:41:44 AM »
@mustangpilot if you do still have those highsider mirrors and find them let me know if you want to punt them on, thanks .
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Re: 2016 Model loose mirror heads at speed
« Reply #7 on: 06 August, 2020, 12:08:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by seangee [+]
Aprilia mirrors on mine. 1/3 of the price of T mirrors and solved the wobbly right mirror.
Note you will need an adapter (or helicoil) for the right mirror.

Interesting, did Triumph change to a left hand thread for the Tiger Sport right side mirror? I have a set of mirrors taken off a 2016 Tuono V4 1100 and they went straight on my '08 Mk1 without any modification.

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858539 - LH Mirror
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Re: 2016 Model loose mirror heads at speed
« Reply #8 on: 06 August, 2020, 12:12:38 PM »
I am sure my 2018 TS has different threads for left and right.  I added mirror extensions and had to ensure I got the right ones....
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Re: 2016 Model loose mirror heads at speed
« Reply #9 on: 06 August, 2020, 04:54:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by agardener [+]
I am sure my 2018 TS has different threads for left and right.  I added mirror extensions and had to ensure I got the right ones....

Good one this eh. Just checked the original pair off my '14 TS, both right hand threads. Replaced with Speedy mirrors.
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