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Old 07-20-2010, 06:35 PM
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Hey guys i picked up my 02 f4i about a week ago and it came with some really small useless mirrors, i have the OEM replacements in my hands but cannot seem to figure out how to get the old ones off despite the fact that i am pretty damn mechanically inclined and have been looking at the service manual, heres some pictures.

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Im assuming thats the fairing stay covering where im also assuming the nuts are.

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Normally you can unscrew the screws right here... but as you can see their are none.

Am i going to have to take the guages off and undo the fairing stay or am i missing something here..?
 

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Old 07-20-2010, 06:52 PM
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is that not a nut at the swivel point?
At that location is where the top screw goes for the OEM mirrors.
so I would have to say that you need to remove at that point there.
 
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by joeroberts View Post
is that not a nut at the swivel point?
At that location is where the top screw goes for the OEM mirrors.
so I would have to say that you need to remove at that point there.
Sorry should have said that all that connection does is hold on the mirror to the mirror base, it is a swivel ball inside those 2 connections that you loosen to adjust the mirror and then tighten down to keep it in place.

Is the fairing stay threaded / the nuts attached to the fairing stay? will i perhaps have to spin the actual mirror? It only looks like its connected through 1 of the holes and im assuming their were 2 for the original mirrors.


EDIT: Thanks for taking the time to respond as well man!
 
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:03 PM
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That piece of black plastic on the under side, next to the windscreen, comes off, and should reveal 2 bolts. Or in your case maybe just 1 bolt.
 
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Originally Posted by usetheffours View Post
That piece of black plastic on the under side, next to the windscreen, comes off, and should reveal 2 bolts. Or in your case maybe just 1 bolt.
Does it just pop off or is their something special i should do? I considered that but they really seem stuck on their.
 
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OEM mirror's do not bolt threw the stay they bold to it as it is threaded.
I dont see Y you would have to turn the base to loosen it because that would scratch the paint/plastic.
have you pulled the ball socite apart to see if there is a screw down inside?
 
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Originally Posted by joeroberts View Post
OEM mirror's do not bolt threw the stay they bold to it as it is threaded.
I dont see Y you would have to turn the base to loosen it because that would scratch the paint/plastic.
have you pulled the ball socite apart to see if there is a screw down inside?
Just went outside to double check and when you pull it apart the only thing you can see is the threads that the top threads onto and the divot where the ball spins.
 
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Sorry Im outa Ideas and My bike is over 5 hours drive time from me so I cant look to see how
hard it is to check if there is a nut behind it.
can you look down and see if there is one?
 
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:28 PM
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Opps. I checked the manual and the oem mirrors are threaded (I was remembering a F3). Yours should be threaded also.
 
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they might look similar to this?
 

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