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So I was riding home today, when I noticed that little conical piece of plastic under the mirror was cracked in half. What the hell? The bike only has 1200 miles on it...

As near as I can tell, nothing has bumped the mirror to cause this, it just cracked right down the middle. Now that mirror is much looser than the other one. And the weird thing is, I can't get the two halves to fit together over the area that they're supposed to go. It's as if there was too much tension on it and it's been in the process of cracking apart for a while.

Has anyone else seen this on their bike? I called a local Suzuki dealer, and over the phone he pretty much decided that I broke the mirror by bumping it.








Here's the other mirror, for comparison:

 

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I would think that they would have to prove you bumped it. I would take the bike and pieces back to the dealer and ask for the owner/manager. Tell him the story and see what happens.
I know this is not the best way to handel it, but in the past I have gone to the dealer(car) and in the middle of the showroom get loud and really raise a ruckus. I got the problem fixed. Off course, I have also been asked to leave and escorted out.:bom_furious3:
 

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Mine actually broke at the bottom portion, down where the mirror meets the bars. I replaced them with KTM Duke mirrors and haven't looked back!

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Same thing happened on my Wee the other day, broke cleanly in half just like yours...

I think there is an issue with the plastic they used on those conical adapters, or whatever they are called.

I couldn't believe that the two halves at on time were actually one piece ! no way I could get them close to each other.

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I had one crack on my '05. It's definitely a materials issue. It's often reported.
 

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I had one crack on my '05. It's definitely a materials issue. It's often reported.
yep both sides had cracks in them on my 05 and I just noticed my 07 has a crack on the right side. It's just one of those things you just shrug off and keep riding.
 

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It's good to hear that I'm not the only one who's had this problem...

Yeah, I tried to put the halves of the part back on, to "test fit" it prior to gluing it back together, and I couldn't get the two halves to meet around the mirror stalk. How the hell did it go together initially?

The thing that sucks is that now it's just flopping around with no tension. :bom_furious3:
 

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Those stock Strom mirrors are horrible, they need a replacement anyway. I'd use this as a reason to order new ones :)
 

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Yeah, but I'm still in that honeymoon period where I'm unwilling to tolerate anything less than perfection... My checkbook is still sore from buying this thing. I was hoping the next thing this bike was getting was a Stebel horn, not non-sucky mirrors.

So, name me some good replacements. I'd prefer something that is a bolt-on application, and not too pricey.
 

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Mine were replaced under warranty.........
 

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Mine were replaced under warranty.........
I should print this thread and bring it to my local dealer. In 5 hours, what, 5 people posted to this thread reporting the same problem?
 

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Wow,

I must be lucky my dealer is 300 miles away when it happened to mine with only 30 miles on the clock I gave him a call and he replaced it no questions asked. He wouldn't even allow me to pay postage!
 

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They must have had a bad batch, because the ones on my '02 Strom are still intact. And the mirrors aren't horrible - unlike most bikes I've had, you can actually see something out of them. That's better than fancy-ass looking mirrors that give you a great view of your elbows or shoulders in my book.
 

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Definitely a Warranty job here in OZ, know of several Strom owners that have had replacements, albiet kept waiting by dealers "will do next service" or "out of stock at moment next time" etc etc, hoping you will go away ,keep on hounding em,mine were replaced by original owner at 5000Km they are stuffed again at 20000Km ,am going to fling em and try Emgo's as OEM"s are obviously S**T:bom_furious3:
 

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At $60.00 bucks a pop, when the warranty expires I'll get something else.
 

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Mine broke, I've seen a few other sets that broke, and recently working on a 05 dl1000 his were broken too. I just put black electrical tape over mine, and have not noticed it again (mine cracked a bit at top, not all the way through and I won't take the tape off to check). Its been fine for a long time. Disappointing... yes, but a major issue no.
 

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Before my '05 was very old, I noticed mine were both cracked. I inquired with the dealer, who in turn, checked with Suzuki. Those %$!^&&*!!! Suzuki folks said it is not covered. I called Suzuki directly and was told that this is a cosmetic issue and thus, not covered by warranty.

In the 2+ years since, they have not cracked further (not all the way through), so I've just let 'em ride.

Stan.
 
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