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So what's the adjust for '86  mirrors that want to fold inboard?"

Never having owned an '86, most of the info I have about them has been gleaned from this list, the Concourier, and The Best of Chalkdust. Well, here goes...

First, remove the offending mirror. To do this, remove the inner fairing panel; note the two bolts and two nuts. Use a 10mm wrench to remove the two bolts, while holding on to the mirror.

Check the nut now visible inside the mirror's mounting flange. If it's loose, tighten it with a 1/2 (yes, it's apparently a 1/2 SAE nut!) wrench -a 13mm should also work. This is supposed to cure the droop.

If the mirror folds back every time you hit a bump, you need to get inside the rubber boot. Locate the two small Phillips screws under the mounting flange - they retain a metal plate that holds the boot to the flange. Back off the two screws. Peel back the boot until you can see the two joints. Pry off the plastic caps, then snug up the joints accordingly.

Before refitting the boot, temporarily mount the mirror to make sure everything's tight enough for the mirror to stay put, but not so tight that you can't adjust it with one hand. If all is well, remove the mirror and carefully refit the boot. It'll take some patience to insert the boot into the grooves and secure the two screws. An extra pair of hands may not be a bad idea for this step.

Once the boot's in place, put the bike back together and ride!

Article By: Bob Chappell, COG Digest 2171

August 2001 

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