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Bar end mirrors and sticker removal

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Greg Brokenshire, Mar 29, 2021.

  1. Greg Brokenshire

    Greg Brokenshire Just got it firing!

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    Gorgeous!
    How are those bar end mirrors? (its the first thing I'm thinking about changing on my V7 Rough)
     
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    Maj Steve Trevor Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Thanks! I like the bar end mirrors. They function well for sight lines, and honestly seem to be of a higher quality than I expected for OEM mirrors. I had thought I might switch out the handlebars for something wider and with a but more pullback, which would probably mean different mirrors, but I like this stock set up enough that I'm going to delay on that and see how it goes.
     
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    Maj Steve Trevor Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Congrats! It's a beautiful bike for sure. Two things: (1) If you're interested in such things there is a Facebook group dedicated only to the Stone S. I'll also tag @Lincoln and @Luca Alessandro . (2) As Lincoln said in another post several months ago, the tank is ridiculously easy to scratch. With his warning in mind, I tried to be as careful as I could taking the g-d tank sticker off, and I still scratched it a bit. I don't have a real heat gun but used a hair dryer to try to loosen the glue. I guess it was not hot enough because I was never able to get under the sticker enough to pull it off; had to scrape a tiny little fragment at a time, using the most flexible credit card I had and being as careful as possible, and it still scratched.
     
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    Ken Horii Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    Thanks for the heads-up Steve. I will heat gun it carefully and report results. And thanks or the report of the FB group. I just requested to join. I plan to use some matte 3-M film on the tank for protection, but I know matte paints are fragile.
     
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    I just got a set of mirrors from a V7 Racer 10th anniversary which , I believe, are the same as the Stone mirrors.

    I've got all of the right parts (according to the factory exploded parts diagram).

    With the mirrors installed, I can grab the mirror by the arm and move the entire mirror back and forth. Does yours do this or are they tight on the bar end and only the mirror glass portion can be moved?

    I've looked closely at everything and there doesn't appear to be a way to actually tighten up the mirror on the bar end as it's just a peg that fits into a hole. I think it's the tension coming from the side but I can't seem to get it tight enough.

    If yours are like mine, then I suspect it's how Guzzi designed it but it doesn't seem right.

    Thanks
    james
     
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    Hippo-Drones Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    are there not 2 nuts above that you can tighten to lock it in position?
     
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    Maj Steve Trevor Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I can definitely move it (the whole assembly) forward and backward, but I don't mind that. It's tight enough not to move on its own but means it's a bit easier to adjust. At the same time, it also means that often when I take the cover off the mirror move a bit and needs to be adjusted.
     
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    Perfect, thanks for the reply. I wasn't sure if I had installed them incorrectly but it sounds like that is how they are supposed to be. Mine are the same as yours in that they do not move at all when I'm riding but I can move them fore and aft which does make adjustments easier.

    james
     
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