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    2014 RT vibrating mirror soloutions?

    This is my first RT model and am truly loving this bike. I know there have been others talking of mirror "issues" on older RT's, mostly not having the type of rear vision they would hope however; I suspect that mirror vibration is "common" with these bikes? Can some of you share with the rest of us how / what you may have done to either eliminate or reduce the amount of vibration?? Don't like looking at three images with headlights dancing all around me continuously.

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    Try heavier bar end weights. I got mine from Manic Salamander (I have no connection to the company)
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    Ridden many of these bikes and never had a mirror vibe problem...make sure everything is tightened down correctly. If all tight, I'd look to use some soft foam behind the mirror to stabilize it.
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    Not the same bike so this may not be applicable, but on my 2004 RT, I smeared a large gob of silicone on the rear side of both glass pieces; it helped.

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    2014 RT vibrating mirror solutions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    Ridden many of these bikes and never had a mirror vibe problem...make sure everything is tightened down correctly. If all tight, I'd look to use some soft foam behind the mirror to stabilize it.
    I have both an '07 RT and a '14 RT. I do not have this problem with either of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowflyer2000 View Post
    I suspect that mirror vibration is "common" with these bikes?
    I have a 2013 R1200RT. I get no mirror vibration at any speed. I would really doubt this is common with a 2014 model. I would insist the dealer address this issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xlarry View Post
    I have a 2013 R1200RT. I get no mirror vibration at any speed. I would really doubt this is common with a 2014 model. I would insist the dealer address this issue.
    These particular mirrors have the ability to "tilt" back much like an automobile. I've put a piece of foam behind the mirror and will see how it works the next ride. Hopefully the pictures load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowflyer2000 View Post
    This is my first RT model and am truly loving this bike. I know there have been others talking of mirror "issues" on older RT's, mostly not having the type of rear vision they would hope however; I suspect that mirror vibration is "common" with these bikes? Can some of you share with the rest of us how / what you may have done to either eliminate or reduce the amount of vibration?? Don't like looking at three images with headlights dancing all around me continuously.
    How many miles on your bike? If the vibration is being caused by the engine it may take a while for your BMSK to fully adapt itself to your motor and perfect the fueling balance.

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    Throttle sync has a LOT to do with vibes on a boxer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roger 04 rt View Post
    How many miles on your bike? If the vibration is being caused by the engine it may take a while for your BMSK to fully adapt itself to your motor and perfect the fueling balance.
    Just went in for the first 600 mile (1000km) service. I forgot to mention it to the dealer and unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate for a ride to service it so I ended up trailering the bike.
    Tomorrow is another day.

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    Mirrors do vibrate.

    The vibration is do to the hinge. The vibrations occur at different rpms in different gears. Not sure why they made the mounts this way. I put layers of double sided rubber tape between the mirror and bike. I will try the foam and see what happens. The rubber tape worked ok but still can't tell if there is cop in the mirror without flashing lights. Lol
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    I don?t have any vibration problem. I wonder if this is some kind of assembly issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strataj View Post
    I don?t have any vibration problem. I wonder if this is some kind of assembly issue.

    Jay
    Consider yourself lucky. All the bikes sold locally have the problem. They were made on different days. I am thinking about gluing the mirror and frame together.
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    '09 ZERO vibration in my mirrors at any speed or RPM, get it checked!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomicman52 View Post
    '09 ZERO vibration in my mirrors at any speed or RPM, get it checked!
    '09 and the '14 have totally different mirror mounts. Comparing anything to the '14 is comparing apples to oranges. I believe this has been stated earlier in the thread.
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