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Dxg
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2020 - 03:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Replacing my 1125R aftermarket mirrors with OEM mirrors I got from a member here. Unfortunately he is not the original owner.

Apparently a previous owner replaced the pivot bolts with plain bolts and nuts and that doesn't work. Tightening the bolts/nuts makes it impossible to fold the mirrors.

I'd appreciate any info, pictures, hints, etc. as to what the factory bolt arrangement is so I can try to duplicate. Thanks.
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Stimbrell
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 11:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sounds like that is normal to me, they will only fold with a good bit of force, if no one else has a photo I will post some in the next day or two.
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Dxg
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 02:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks. I will wait for photos. Much appreciated.

Having measured and observed everything closely I don't think it's a simple bolt and nut. But I would love to be wrong, would make my job much easier.
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Stimbrell
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Here you go, it is riveted not a bolt so you are right.


Mirror 1



Mirror 2
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Dxg
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2020 - 09:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thank you. It starts to make sense now. Can you tell me if you see a wave washer or similar spring under the shoulder of the rivet, either top or bottom?

What you can't see unless you take it apart is that the two discs that form the joint are not smooth on the mating surfaces. They have an indexing feature, raised on one disc and lowered on the other. So in order to rotate the arm (fold the mirror), one disc has to have room to "climb" out of those grooves. That can't be done with a hard tight joint. It has to have some kind of spring loaded slack of about 1/8".


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Stimbrell
Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 06:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The spring washer is on the bottom.


Mirror 3
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Dxg
Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 11:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Great. Thank you very much.

For anyone interested, I will attempt to duplicate the OEM setup and post my results.
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