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Question on Replacing the Mirror Bumper
« on: January 01, 2014, 03:12:58 PM »
I need to replace the mirror bumper on the rider left hand side because the original bumper was damaged during delivery. It looks as simple as folding the mirror inwards and than removing via the friction fittings?

Has anyone removed/replaced the mirror bumpers and could you please confirm the process?

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Re: Question on Replacing the Mirror Bumper
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 03:25:06 PM »
I've done it and from memory it is exactly as you describe.  It helps the removal and replacement process if the bumper is warm.

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Re: Question on Replacing the Mirror Bumper
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 04:05:14 PM »
Thanks Papermaker......

Good suggestion regarding the warm environment. I'll wait till spring to perform the replacement. Maybe use a little lube/soap if the fit seems tight as well.....

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Re: Question on Replacing the Mirror Bumper
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 05:44:11 AM »
Hi there,

Have a look at this Topic : How to remove the fairing.....]

There are Photo's and information about how to remove the plastic panels
around the mirror allowing the rubber part to be removed more easily.

« Last Edit: January 02, 2014, 05:46:11 AM by Coconut »

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Re: Question on Replacing the Mirror Bumper
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 10:28:15 PM »
Coconut-

Thanks for your input on the rubber bumber replacement.

From the photos you've shown, it would appear that it may be a good idea to remove the front turn lense as to make the replacement more easy. Am I right or are you suggesting additional components to remove?

Thanks again for your thoughts! And.....nice job on the tutorial of bodywork removal.

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Re: Question on Replacing the Mirror Bumper
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 09:29:31 AM »
Hi Mark,

Apologies for the delay in replying - Time difference = asleep !

Here's what you need to do - quite straight forward,
although the Photo's in the Removing the Fairing topic that I previously referred you to will also help :

  • Fold out the mirror glass
  • Depress spring clip and pull wiring connector off the Indicator
  • Remove single ( large head ) screw holding inidcator in place
  • Remove indicator by sliding it sideways away from the bike and out of the housing
  • Remove single screw now revealed that holds the painted mirror surround panel to the mirror housing
  • Remove the painted mirror surround panel by gently pulling it towards the front of the bike.
    It is secured by a plastic peg that pushes into a rubber grommet. 
    Note how the various plastic tabs around this panel engage with the rest of the bodywork.
  • Remove the 2 screws securing the Glove Box - One from outside at the rear, and one inside at the front.
    ( Ignition "on" to Open the Glove box ! )
  • Lift the Glove Box up and rearwards slightly to detach it from the front rubber mountings.
    You don't need to fully remove the Glove Box - just enough to reveal and access one of the screws
    that hold the lower ( black ) mirror surround in place - under the front left side of the Glove box
  • Remove the screw just reveleaed - this is one of 3 screws securing the lower mirror surround part.
  • Remove the other 2 screws from the front of the mirror surround housing
  • Gently ease the lower mirror surround off the rubber "bumper".
  • Note how there are two small rubber pull tabs protruding through from the front upper egde of the "bumper",
    which emerge inside the mirror pod - gently ease these out of the holes.
  • The "bumper" can then be eased off the upper mirror surround by gently easing it rearwards off the plastic tab.


Refitting is a reversal of the above noting the following :

Application of a little soapy water to the parts of the rubber where they engage with the plastic panels
will help them mesh together when refitting  :169:

When refitting the rubber "bumper" pull those two small tabs through from the inside of the mirror pod
with your fingers, until you feel them "latch" into place - they have a sort of "mushroom" shape.
( You'll see what I mean if you study them ).

When reffitting the painted indicator surround panel, take time and care to ensure that the various plastic tabs are lined up,
then gently push the panel rearwards onto the rubber  grommet - if the tabs aren't lined up when you do this some of them could break off !

When refitting the glove box, insert the the rear ( external ) screw into the fixing, and note that the fixing
allows for the panel to be moved slightly, allowing the Glove Box to be positioned such that it lines up neatly
with the fuel tank centre panel. Line the Glove box up then tighten the screw.

Don't overtighten any of the screws - 3Nm is the recommended torque.


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Re: Question on Replacing the Mirror Bumper
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2014, 12:14:38 PM »
Coconut

Thank you.....Very helpful and detailed description of the bumper replacement.
Your instructions will be invaluable when getting at this......The garage is way too cold and Spring is too far away

We are getting hit hard with a cold blast over the next few days. On Sunday for the Green Bay Packer game, the expected high temp will be below zero. Ouch.

Take care,

Mark
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