How to Fix a Motorcycle Mirror Vibrationby Adam Paul
If you ride your motorcycle down the road and see nothing but a blur in the mirror, this may be due to excessive engine vibration and is a dangerous situation. You need the mirror to perform safe lane changes, or that blur could be a police officer approaching at high speed. Fortunately, there is a way to turn that blur into a crystal clear reflection and allow you to have a safe, enjoyable ride.
Visit your local motorcycle dealer's parts department and purchase a set of mirror vibration isolators. The isolators look like rubber plugs with a threaded rod section on one end and a threaded hole on the other. The isolators are designed to fit between the motorcycle's mirror mount and the mirror itself.
Remove the motorcycle mirror with a 13 mm wrench.
Thread the isolator into the hole for the mirror.
Thread the mirror into the hole on the isolator.
Tighten the entire assembly with the 13 mm wrench and adjust the mirror to your preference.
- "Clymer Repair Manual: Kawasaki KLR650 1987-2007"; Clymer Publications; 2007
- "Clymer: BMW R850, R1100, R1150 & R1200C 1993-2005"; Clymer Publications; 2005
- To keep threaded sections tight, apply a small amount of blue Loctite onto the threads prior to assembly.
Things You'll Need
- 13 mm wrench
- Mirror isolator
Adam Paul has been writing professionally since 2007. His work has been featured in "BMW Owners News" and he also wrote a motorcycling column for SmartRemarx.com. Paul studied environmental science and journalism at the University of Maine and holds a Bachelor of Science in conservation law from Unity College.