Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Round Rock, Texas
New owner: first question about mirrors
I recently got a 2012 V-strom adventure used with real low miles. I am loving it. Mostly I am using it for Sunday rides, but hoping for a longer road trip sometime soon after all spousal paperwork has been completed. I had been wanting a V-strom for years and am super happy about the choice. First motorcycle since childhood, when I owned a Yamaha 80 and did some motocross.
Having a fairly low motorcycle IQ at this point, I have a first question -- one of many more to come, I'm sure. My mirrors come loose easily. It's happened on both sides and it is a hassle and perhaps a minor safety concern. Mine, like most I've seen, have a rubber collar that widens out from the stem of the mirror to cover the part that the stem screw into. Last time I screwed my my mirror in pretty tight but then couldn't get the angle optimal. Am I missing a quick and easy trick for securing the mirrors with the rubber collar?