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Rear View Mirror fell out
« on: October 21, 2012, 07:33:50 PM »

While on my ride home from Port Macquirie  today between Dorrigo and Grafton.
I hit a huge pot hole and my right hand Rear view mirror just fell out
what a pain in the  :butt  to ride like this, but I made it home
Anyway do I have to go to Honda to get a new one or can you just go to a windscreen place and get them to make one

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Re: Rear View Mirror fell out
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 08:06:57 PM »
I broke mine and got a glass guy to put a piece of regular flat mirror in.

There are two things to consider.
1.  The OEM mirror is, liker all vehicular mirrors, only partially reflective- that stops you copping the full glare of headlights from behind at night.

2.  The OEM is slightly curved to give a wider fields of view.

There is one advantage in the flat mirror- it gives you a true indication of how far behind you the guy in the car/ truck actually is.

And, I guess, there's a fair bit of money difference.  The glass guy charged me $25.  But then he's a rider, and therefore a mate.   :grin
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Re: Rear View Mirror fell out
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 09:08:53 PM »
It doesn't look to bad, price wise.

www.motorcyclegoodies.com/fiche_section_detail.asp?section=2103526&category=Motorcycles&make=HONDA&year=2008&fveh=124456

The part number for a RH mirror is 88110-MCS-305, retail price in the USA is just under $100 plus post.
Worse case you are looking at $140, at the most.

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Re: Rear View Mirror fell out
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2012, 08:36:44 AM »
Any place that sells glass can cut you a new mirror for a few dollars. Just take the old Mirror cover to em so they know what to cut.
Me thinks at the most $20.00 should cover it
 

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Re: Rear View Mirror fell out
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 07:34:07 PM »

There are two things to consider.
1.  The OEM mirror is, liker all vehicular mirrors, only partially reflective- that stops you copping the full glare of headlights from behind at night.

2.  The OEM is slightly curved to give a wider fields of view.


I rest my case.

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Re: Rear View Mirror fell out
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2012, 10:07:59 PM »
What happened to the tether? Mine has a small plastic tether between the bike and mirror assembly.
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Re: Rear View Mirror fell out
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 07:26:30 AM »
It's a cable tie. Get a 5mm wide cable tie. The original is approx 150 long with a hole for the screw into mirror cover on the end of the tie.
The large end goes into a hole with a downwards facing slot. Insert the end of the tie and press it into the slot.

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Re: Rear View Mirror fell out
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2012, 08:03:46 AM »
It was the glass that fell out, not the cover. no tether on the glass :||||
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Re: Rear View Mirror fell out
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2012, 06:38:55 PM »

Thanks all for your replys.
I ended up going to Toowoomba Honda and ordered an OEM which came today $130
All fitted and bike cleaned and ready for next ride  :runyay

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Re: Rear View Mirror fell out
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2012, 10:26:18 AM »
Good news. The best news is that your STead is back to original condition..


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