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I know theres a post talking about visibility in the mirrors, which i agree with, its hard to see much behind you unless you move your head but WTH is with the vibrations!!!

At first I thought it was a minor thing, but it vibrates a lot more at low revs, high gears. Though I understand that I shouldnt be in that position much, the vibrations of the entire mirror housing is crazy. Any other guys having that experience here? Any suggestions or tips? I think staying in the right rev range helps a bit, but in some situations revving it high too fast might not be the best thing to do.
 

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Pull the clutch while you're looking at them.
 
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So in essence cutting off the engine is the only way?
That, or staying in the smooth rev ranges. Which is what you should generally be doing anyway. When I took a testride, I did not see significant problems with the mirrors, but I also didn't lug the engine.


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That, or staying in the smooth rev ranges. Which is what you should generally be doing anyway. When I took a testride, I did not see significant problems with the mirrors, but I also didn't lug the engine.
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Yeah, i was reaching the traffic lights, when i was in 3rd, just about to drop gears, clutch in and then the light turned green.
 

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My mirrors vibrate. I can see behind me but it's hard to make out exactly what kind of vehicle (LE?) it is. My Monster 1100evo did this, but my 959 doesn't. Solution on the Monster was to get bar end mirrors.
 

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Perhaps we should all complain to Ducati? It's getting bad press in the UK magazines.

I have a feeling that the mirrors may not comply with construction and regs in the UK. I'm not sure.

I've mailed Ducati and they say take it up with the dealer, so I raised the issue with the dealer and he couldn't give a ****.
 

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take it up with the dealer, so I raised the issue with the dealer and he couldn't give a ****.
Im gonna when I have to go back for pick up my reg papers and stuff. Just the mirrors i can understand, but the stalks as well tells me the fairing might not have been secured well
 

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Is there anyone willing to remove the cap of the mirror stem where the bolt passes through the fairing. Is there a rubber mount present, what is the hole size and the bolt diameter.
 

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The parts fische does not show an attach bolt.

I failed to watch the mirror install during my assembly. I do remember that the mount hole in the fairing was very large, maybe an inch and a half and not symmetrical? I will get more info about it in a few days.

If you touch various parts of the fairing while riding you will find that the area near the mirror mount has the least vibration, with the end corner of the fairing next to the tank being a very high frequency. I'm guessing they tried to dampen the vibration at the mirror location but were not entirely successful. I keep thinking that experimenting with weights attached to the mirror backing might alleviate it somewhat, but right now do understand how to disassemble the mirror assembly.

There is also a possibility that the mirror fold in feature might have something to do with the vibration issue.
 

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I have had mine for a week now and have only ridden it twice as it just won't stop raining. The mirrors are useless the way it is now. I am going to apply mass loaded material under where the mirror attaches to the fairing and see if it helps, this usually will reduce high frequency vibrations. Once I can try it and ride the bike ill jump back in to this post and let you know if it works.
 

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I was planning to get it to the dealer to check them out, but the rain gods chose this weekend to let loose
 

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I have had mine for a week now and have only ridden it twice as it just won't stop raining. The mirrors are useless the way it is now. I am going to apply mass loaded material under where the mirror attaches to the fairing and see if it helps, this usually will reduce high frequency vibrations. Once I can try it and ride the bike ill jump back in to this post and let you know if it works.
That is also what I was considering, having done it on other bikes. I've always attached the weight to the mirror back and never considered applying under the fairing. Good Idea. :smile2:
 

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Thanks Freccia. I still cannot see if its rubber mounted. I get my SS next week and will strip it to see what the issue is and fix it.
Item # 2 is the rubber isolation pad. It also incorporates a containment loop for the TS harness.
Item # 5 is the mirror attach screw. There are 2 of them for each mirror.
 

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Item # 2 is the rubber isolation pad. It also incorporates a containment loop for the TS harness.
Item # 5 is the mirror attach screw. There are 2 of them for each mirror.
Ok, thats a problem then. How do you intend weighting the mirror, put some pics on if you can when its done.
 

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Ok, thats a problem then. How do you intend weighting the mirror, put some pics on if you can when its done.
Our posts are out of synch. I've already said that Roger's idea is more feasible than mine.
 

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I have some Rizoma mirrors w/ indicators from a previous Monster project and was going to fit them to the SS. I am curious if anyone else out there are experimenting with adapter plates etc. Rizoma has a lot of options for adapters and I am wondering if any of them would fit but not brave enough to start ordering blindly :) Any help appreciated. Also on where to order the Ducati connecters for the cabling.
 

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...... I am curious if anyone else out there are experimenting with adapter plates etc. Rizoma has a lot of options for adapters and I am wondering if any of them would fit but not brave enough to start ordering blindly :) Any help appreciated. Also on where to order the Ducati connecters for the cabling.
If you look at the parts fische you will see that the mirror interface to the fairing is large and more of an accommodation for the rubber isolation pad and is not an attach point. The actual mirror attach is by a pair of screws going through a forward structure piece and into the mirror stalk. Do a search and you will find where I explained it with reference to a parts fische illustration.

Unless Rizoma currently has a mirror with that attach design, we will have to wait.
 
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