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Offline Swedge

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Mirror rattle
« on: March 25, 2018, 08:50:10 pm »
After a couple of months of living with a rattle, I finally traced the source to the right mirror.

It looks like the mirror will come off by removing the 3 allen (torx?) head screws on the bottom of the mirror. Is this true? I tried to get the colored plastic piece off of the front of the mirror but wasn't successful. What's the trick to it? Are there any gotchas?

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Re: Mirror rattle
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 09:39:43 pm »
From memory, the trick is to press down and pull forward the top edge to the coloured panel.
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Re: Mirror rattle
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 12:07:41 am »
My 09 also has a Allen screw going from the black panels on top of the upper fairing into a well nut on the mirror assembly.
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Re: Mirror rattle
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 06:26:55 am »
Yes, the mirror will come off the mount by removing the three Torx screws from underneath. I have never been successful in removing the color panel from the mirror without breaking at least one of the barbed tabs. Good luck.
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Re: Mirror rattle
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 02:54:01 pm »
I finally found the exact source of the rattle. It's the black piece of the mirror that overlays fairing. Has anyone tried GE Silicone Seal (black) to stop the rattle? I just want to make sure that it's not going to remove or the paint on the fairing or discolor it.