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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-07-2020, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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So this happened....

After giving my 2020 FJR1300ES (less than 300 miles) its first wash and wax, I was planning to take it out for a spin. As I was dismounting it from the center stand in the garage, I lost grip of the bike and it dropped on the right side. As the bike went down the mirror hit the shelf, the actual mirror went flying.

Once I got the bike back up, looked around for any damages...there weren't any damages on the body at all (I installed the T-Rex Racing's engine and luggage guards as my first mod). Then I noticed the mirror stem was loose. Decided to open up the dashboard panel and of course the front stay that connected to my mirror has snapped.

Did some research here and found out this happens pretty often with Gen III bike when it is dropped. Do you guys/gals recommend to epoxy the broken metal part or should I replace the front stay?

Not gonna lie, this hurts...especially on a new bike but figured to share...
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-07-2020, 03:26 PM
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Yea .that sucks man...I'd opt for a new part if it were mine. Sorry for your misfortune.
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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-07-2020, 04:35 PM
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Ray has some experience with that. He repaired his and eventually replaced the casting. It is a significant undertaking to replace the part. So sorry to hear of your problem!
I got lucky when my bike got toppled in a parking lot. The windshield hit the car beside my bike and it slowed the fall. I have Canyon cages and Gaurald's added sliders. The mirror got a slight scuff, the windshield screws on the opposite side were broken but the mirror stay casting was not broken. A few zip ties to the windshield and I was able to continue my week of riding in New Mexico.

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I'd tell the dealership the frickin center stand must of failed!!! Gives ya a little insight to my mind, lol!
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Yeah, have a look at that thread...... JB Weld is runny and doesn't work that well, and Permatex is stronger....

While you're at it, ditch the stock mirrors and get Emgo FZ1 (2000-2005) mirrors or OEM FZ1 mirrors. They fold up better and closer to the fairing.
I would epoxy it first, you have nothing to lose at all. Line up the parts to see how it all fits, put epoxy on both halves and place the parts. The nose fairing will hold it in the right place at the mirror mount until it dries. Next day, put another coating on it.
This could last forever if you don't break it again.
I had a get-off on the last one (diesel fuel spill), I would have epoxied it too except it broke the mirror support piece as well. All the crash bars allow the bike to roll over onto the mirror, with perhaps the exception being Canyon Cages with Garauld sliders.... no longer available.

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You know that epoxy is not strong enough for that repair, don't you? Bite the bullet and replace the stay, or you will be messing with it for months, if not years.

I will give my usual tip, you cannot separate the nose fairing from the headlight shell, WHILE THEY ARE ON THE BIKE. You must remove, and refit, the nose fairing and headlight shell as one assembly.
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I would epoxy it first, you have nothing to lose at all. Line up the parts to see how it all fits, put epoxy on both halves and place the parts. The nose fairing will hold it in the right place at the mirror mount until it dries. Next day, put another coating on it.
Thanks Ray, I ordered Permatex and will give it a shot tomorrow.
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Been wondering everytime this comes up, has anyone ever tig welded This to repair it ?
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or maybe that ultraviolet glue that comes on info-mercials around 3AM. I have seriously always wanted 2 try that stuff but never bit the bullet

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With the mirrors installed, it actually holds the mirror stay in the correct position. My epoxy repairs did very well until I... er... abused them....
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