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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-10-2020, 08:49 AM
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One thing I have learned over the years when making this type of repair I use a bit of superglue in a stitch pattern to hold the peace together while the repair dries. This approach will help keep the project in alignment. I also use SG to help me with hard to reach gaskets, using just a dab here and there to keep the gasket in place while I reassemble it. I have also used SG to hold a nut, bolt, and screws to the tool so I can get them started in hard to reach places. HTH
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post #22 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-10-2020, 10:23 AM
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I would not use superglue on a gasket.

Superglue is hard and brittle while a gasket needs to be soft and pliable to seal.

Use grease to hold a troublesome gasket in place during assembly.
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post #23 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-10-2020, 06:13 PM
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Try this super superglue...




be careful--stuff will weld your body if you get any on you!!

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post #24 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-10-2020, 07:50 PM
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Might want to consider the possibility of drilling holes, cutting up some aluminum angles to remove the "angles", bending the thin metal strips into shape, then using fasteners to hold the casting together.



If the epoxy/cyanoacrylate a.k.a. Permatex/JBWeld etcetera fails, it'll likely happen as you hit a crater on the highway at 70MPH. That's when it'll be under the most stress. Had some poorly/cheaply engineered/manufactured aftermarket turn-sig mirrors on my sport bike and one ended up dangling from its wire entering an S-curve construction zone. Fortunately it wasn't my throttle side so was able to one-hand grab it and set it inside the cowling until I could get through the construction zone and off a highway exit.

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Not usually a poster here as you guys know way more than I do about FJR's.
However my wife chopped the mirror off my 2015 GEN 3 bike with a garage door.
I ultimately had to replace the underlying brace for the mirror when alternative methods did not effect a lasting fix.
The mirror brace was $249 at Partzilla.com, and the repair required about four hours of extensive disassembly and reassembly.
My tutor for that snake pit of a repair was a good YouTube Video that took you through step by step measures, as well as what to look out for in the way of screw-ups. I saved the broken frame and had it TIG welded in a jig so that it might be used again if some such event as a tip over puts me back in the same fix. Hopes this helps. It's not a cheap fix, but it was a lot easier following along with the video.

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When I bought my FJR I thought that the mirrors were far to tight on their mountings. If I am filtering I like looser mirrors so that if I clip a car mirror mine just folds back with no damage. I removed both mirrors, took away one of the washers and re arranged the others so that the mirrors are far easier to fold in - seems to work and if it should fall over far less chance of breaking the fixing.
Ditto, I believe the mirrors are one of the few things dealers assemble. No one should be surprised they get it wrong. Mine were impossible to move. Corrected that in the first week of ownership !
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Ditto, I believe the mirrors are one of the few things dealers assemble. No one should be surprised they get it wrong. Mine were impossible to move. Corrected that in the first week of ownership !
What I also did when all the cup washers were on the floor was put some grease on finger and thumb and give them all a wipe as I put them back, stop them going rusty and smoother to move.
When the bike rolled off its side stand (bad parking) and crashed to the floor the mirror just folded back and nothing broke.
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