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  • Online brickit   gb

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    Vibrating mirror glasses
    on: April 25, 2022, 01:53:11 pm
    April 25, 2022, 01:53:11 pm
    The glasses in both my mirrors are now vibrating and it is a distraction. I'm out of warranty as well.
    Anyone know an smart, invisible way of sorting it?
    Smearing clear silicon round the outside of the mirror could work, but might be messy.
     I am assuming there is no easy way into the casing to get behind the glass. Anyone tried drilling a small hole in the casing and filling the lot with silicon?
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    Re: Vibrating mirror glasses
    Reply #1 on: April 25, 2022, 02:00:21 pm
    April 25, 2022, 02:00:21 pm
    *Originally Posted by brickit [+]
    The glasses in both my mirrors are now vibrating and it is a distraction. I'm out of warranty as well.
    Anyone know an smart, invisible way of sorting it?
    Smearing clear silicon round the outside of the mirror could work, but might be messy.
     I am assuming there is no easy way into the casing to get behind the glass. Anyone tried drilling a small hole in the casing and filling the lot with silicon?
     :084: :084:

    Samething happened to me, mirror glass came loose all of a sudden on the motorway and i thought my engine just shat itself, I just went around the edge with a thin layer of superglue, job done. They are cheap chinese mirrors anyway, same on all BMWs, cost like 40-50 quid for a pair, or just replace them with whatever if it bothers you.

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    Re: Vibrating mirror glasses
    Reply #2 on: April 25, 2022, 03:42:58 pm
    April 25, 2022, 03:42:58 pm
    *Originally Posted by brickit [+]
    The glasses in both my mirrors are now vibrating and it is a distraction. I'm out of warranty as well.
    Anyone know an smart, invisible way of sorting it?
    Smearing clear silicon round the outside of the mirror could work, but might be messy.
     I am assuming there is no easy way into the casing to get behind the glass. Anyone tried drilling a small hole in the casing and filling the lot with silicon?
     :084: :084:

    If it was me, in fact I might do it as a precaution anyway, I'd spend some time with masking tape, leaving about 3mm on the housing and 3mm on the mirror, use the small hole in the nozzle with some clear silicon, run my finger around it and take off the tape.. Should leave a nice neat bead of clear silicon.  :084:

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    Re: Vibrating mirror glasses
    Reply #3 on: April 26, 2022, 11:24:21 am
    April 26, 2022, 11:24:21 am
    i noticed one of my mirrors just starting to rattle. Having read Antares post when his first went i knew to check the mirrors as a first stop and bingo it was rattling.  Cheers you saved me a lot of heartache Antares. I think I'll try the silicon bead solution from windy.

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    Re: Vibrating mirror glasses
    Reply #4 on: April 28, 2022, 09:45:56 pm
    April 28, 2022, 09:45:56 pm
    So my UK 2018 Gen 1 XR had this issue both mirrors glass was loose, my dealer must have seen me coming, £154 to replace them :(

    Now I have some spare to experiment with I may try the superglue trick :)

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    Re: Vibrating mirror glasses
    Reply #5 on: May 05, 2022, 02:19:49 pm
    May 05, 2022, 02:19:49 pm
    *Originally Posted by brickit [+]
    . Anyone tried drilling a small hole in the casing and filling the lot with silicon?


    there already is a hole on the bottom (to drip the water out), however, my advice is don't do it. I thought making mirrors heavier would help with vibrations and rattle.
    vibrations are only marginally better so that was a fail, mirrors don't rattle so that's a win, the bike is heavier that's fail, but, seems like water, dirt moisture whatever it is, created dirty rust looking like marks on the edge of the glass and that's not pretty - FAIL! 

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    Re: Vibrating mirror glasses
    Reply #6 on: May 20, 2022, 08:12:58 am
    May 20, 2022, 08:12:58 am
       Another rattling mirror here, bikes just 3 years old, 5k miles.  :006:

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    Re: Vibrating mirror glasses
    Reply #7 on: May 20, 2022, 08:55:41 am
    May 20, 2022, 08:55:41 am
    The issue with rattling is wearher temperature dependant, as plastic expands @ different rate to glass.

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    Re: Vibrating mirror glasses
    Reply #8 on: May 20, 2022, 09:33:26 am
    May 20, 2022, 09:33:26 am
    *Originally Posted by sipaldi [+]
       Another rattling mirror here, bikes just 3 years old, 5k miles.  :006:

    3 years old..... 5k miles? Shame on you..  :034: :008:
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    Re: Vibrating mirror glasses
    Reply #9 on: May 20, 2022, 02:42:31 pm
    May 20, 2022, 02:42:31 pm
       Yeah I know.  :012:   

     



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