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Maritime

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Ha, shop elves didn't do mine either so I got crackin on it this weekend and about to start some bike stuff.
 

Redbird

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Unfortunately I've been out in the shop and as predicted above, the Good And Friendly Shop Elves didn't come and clean the place up while I was gone; still a mess and the bike still isn't finished.
Yea, when I take a break in the shop I always say "We'll be back after these commercials..."
But when I come back, everything is always just like I left it. Stuff never works like it does on TV.
 

ridesolo

You only bear responsibility for your own actions
I got a fresh tank of propane, things are ready to go out there and now I'n sitting here in the house w/ a cold (or something worse, who knows?) When I finally get back out there I know it'll all be just as I left it... along w/ trying to remember where I was on things so I can pick back up and move on.
 

ridesolo

You only bear responsibility for your own actions
While I'm sitting here coughing and sniffling and wishing I weren't... One of the problems I was having before I left town for the winter was that I wasn't satisfied with the mounting of the bar-end mirrors. They've got a rubber grommet w/ a hole through the middle and there's a nut and washer that squeezes the grommet to tighten the whole assembly into place. Can't seem to get the thing tight enough to really mount the mirrors up nice and solid. Any suggestions?
 

pidjones

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While I'm sitting here coughing and sniffling and wishing I weren't... One of the problems I was having before I left town for the winter was that I wasn't satisfied with the mounting of the bar-end mirrors. They've got a rubber grommet w/ a hole through the middle and there's a nut and washer that squeezes the grommet to tighten the whole assembly into place. Can't seem to get the thing tight enough to really mount the mirrors up nice and solid. Any suggestions?
Might try a washer on both sides, or maybe a bigger washer on both sides of the grommet. You might also try the conical part of a Swagelok ferrule of appropriate size on both sides to wedge out on the grommet from the hole in the middle of it.
 

Maritime

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I find with those you need to have them so tight they barely go in the bars and then they will tighten enough to stay put. Almost need to hammer them in. Annoying but they can work
 

ridesolo

You only bear responsibility for your own actions
Thanx, that's a great iea. I've got some of those in a parts drawer so I'll give 'em a try. Because of the room available inside the bar end I had to shorten the grommet some, but that shouldn't matter that much.
 

ridesolo

You only bear responsibility for your own actions
I find with those you need to have them so tight they barely go in the bars and then they will tighten enough to stay put. Almost need to hammer them in. Annoying but they can work
Unfortunately I can't hammer these because of the turn lights on the end of the mount. They are aluminum (and the plastic lens screws on) and not as heavy as they could be. I might have to try and figure out a way to use a wide blade screwdriver w/o damaging the wires.
 

irk miller

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Do you have room to make a shim/sleeve from a strip of beer can? Sometimes, one wrap of electrical tape works, but it's thick. The beer can usually works better.
 

ridesolo

You only bear responsibility for your own actions
Do you have room to make a shim/sleeve from a strip of beer can? Sometimes, one wrap of electrical tape works, but it's thick. The beer can usually works better.
Thanx, Eric. Probably wouldn't fit, but I've got in the back of my mind a "last resort" of a strip of 400, 600 or 1000 grit sandpaper wound around it. I think I'll try a couple of the brass ferrules first.

Gotta get over this "cold" or what ever it is so I can get back out there. Gunna be in the 70s today and here I sit. :(
 

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