Ha, shop elves didn't do mine either so I got crackin on it this weekend and about to start some bike stuff.
Yea, when I take a break in the shop I always say "We'll be back after these commercials..."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.
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.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?
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.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
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.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.
Air conditioning???? I wish. When the shop was built there was a BIG old ash tree there in the back yard several feet outside the front door. The door faces west so most of the afternoon that big old tree helped keep it cool in there. The tree succumbed to the Emerald Ash Borer scourge and had to be taken down. Now by 5:00pm on most summer days it's pretty toasty in there.If the shop has air conditioning, it is better to compress inside (pre-dried) air.