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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-10-2018, 10:30 AM
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Odd, I would have thought the Alice reference was to the "Honeymooners" and Ralph Kramden braying for his long suffering Alice.
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Odd, I would have thought the Alice reference was to the "Honeymooners" and Ralph Kramden braying for his long suffering Alice.
Yep, me too. 'have to be of a certain age to even know that.

I went over on the right side at <1 mile an hour because I didn't judge slope correctly at a gas station.

Taking the side panels apart showed me where the mirror bolts to the frame. I applied slow steady pressure to bend it back, and it seems to be about where it was.
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Not that Alice, THIS Alice!!

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The front subframe the mirrors are bolted to is aluminium, so if it is bent, don't use the big hammer to staighten it or as woody says it will crack.
On Gen 2 bikes, the subframe is made out of steel, not aluminium, but in order to bend it straight, you would need to get it out of there. This is a huge job, the whole fairing and headlight assembly hangs on that subframe. Once you have it out, it would be advisable to replace the whole thing, because it is doubtful that you would be able to get it exactly right, and then all the fairing panels may not line up during re-assembly.
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I managed to slightly overbalance in my garage the other day, sitting on my '03 baby as I was manouevering it. There's nothing like the thought of hundreds of pounds worth of damage to keep you upright.....
Managed to shout my missus who was in the garden chatting to a neighbour
alice....

ALICE.....


ALICE....


ALICE


She managed to add sufficient muscle to get me upright again but, boy was I panting.
I wouldn't mind but she is Danny Pedrosa sized (100 pounds wet)
It's funny how they are never there when anything happens isn't it?
But when you've got your head under the tank or the back fender they sneak up behind you and it's:-
"What are you doing - why are you doing that?"

Bless 'em!
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I bought a 2004 that had suffered a light tip over.
The right hand mirror was bent up.
My buddy grabbed the mirror with both hands and bent it back down.
..... We iz rednecks, I guess...

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Seriously, though.
My 2004 (at least) has a metal frame stay,
and a flat tab with 2 holes in it that is welded to the stay. (the long way)
So ya got about 1+1/2 to 2 inches of high quality Japanese weld. It's not gonna break off.
The mirror has 2 studs on it that pass through the tab and they bolt up from underneath.
The mirror is a long lever perfectly bolted to, and mated to, the tab that you are trying to bend.
Grab it, and pull it back into place.

I believe it's a total waste of time to take the bike apart, unbolt the mirror, grab the tab with some other tool, and bend it back.
The best tool for the job is the mirror that is already bolted to the tab.
From what I can tell, that tab will bend back long before the studs bend or anything else gives way.
The studs can't even bend.
They pass though a gasket, and then through the tab,
and nuts are run up on them from the other side.
That mirror has a death grip on the tab.
Bend away, my friend.

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Nevermind..... lol

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