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post #1 of 10 Old 05-27-2014, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
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Left mirror vs Right mirror

Just came back from a 2000 mile trip around Lake Superior. Bike handled great. Great weather. Was 86 in the U.P. yesterday. Put on aprox. five 400 mile days. I was very impressed with the gas mileage. I had a few observations. One was at highway speed 6th gear 5500 rpms, my left mirror had a vibration were it was difficult to make out the vehicle behind me while the right was clear and stable. It was kinda of funny. Tried putting my hand on the top of the mirror or holding the stem but no effect. They are bothed attached to the same handlebar so why the difference? I have put on the Aprilia Tuono mirrors and have the Adventure tech mirror extenders also.

On day four stopping for gas I had a hard time getting the bike in nuetral while the engine was running. I'm thinking I need to lubricate the pivot point of the shifter assembly from earlier posts.

Also the handlebars do feel like they have a funky bend to my wrists after being in that postion for so long.

Those were the only problems I ran across besides needing a Russle day long and maybe some highway bars to strech my legs out once and a while.
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And I thought my left mirror is a crap (Aprilia Tuono) and almost ordered new pair. Now I see you have the same issue so I guess I won't be ordering new mirrors. Strange, isn't it? Same setup on our bikes and the same vibration on left mirror.
As for the gear shifting, it hapens to me from time to time, like once or twice a month (I ride it every single day). I guess it's not a problem, it just has its own will. I once just couldn't find any gear and dash was showing "--". I released the cluch half way only and heard "clonk" from the gear box and it was fine after. Go figure...
As for the handlebars, try to change the angle. Undo the bolts a bit and bring the bars just an inch or less closer to you. See if it works. If not, try to push them further away from you and see. When I got my Glee I had to readjust the bars, levers position, gearshift position, foot brake position... It's been many years of riding and I know well my most comfortable position for every single bit.

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Your left bar end weight might not be 100% 'tight', allowing a bit of vibes to escape.........

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Your left bar end weight might not be 100% 'tight', allowing a bit of vibes to escape.........
I already checked that, not the case...

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Well, just tried today something for the theory of end weight being loose (mine is not loose at all) and found out something interesting. If I slide the smallest finger from my left hand just a bit and touch the end weight, mirror vobration is gone. If I move the finger back to the grip, the vibration on the mirror is there again. So, it's definately the end weight. Maybe I'll pull it out of the bars just 1mm and tight it like that so the metal stops touching the bars.

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Good catch! Will try that next time I get on the bike.
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I have the Aprilia mirrors, but without mirror extenders. Never had any vibration issues.
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post #9 of 10 Old 05-29-2014, 01:12 AM
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Wow, so weird to see this post as I was coming here to post about it LOL.

I also just installed the Aprilla mirrors (which other than the vibration issue are FANTASTIC btw, I can see so much more behind me than with the stock plus they look great).

I also have the same problem. For me both mirrors vibrate when moving over like 25mph but the left is defintely a lot worse. The biggest issue for me is I commonly check for cops in my rear view mirrors and with the vibration I cant make out if its a cop or not LOL.

I am NOT using any extenders (I have a pair but dont think they are needed with these mirrors).

I havent checked if my bar end weight was loose yet, will do that next.

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I checked my left bar end weight today and sure enough it was loose. It was loose enough I was able to rotate it with my hand with a little force. Unfortunately I remembered to check it at the end of the ride so I cant say if its going to solve my vibrating mirror issue but I have high hopes that it will.
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