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Hey Guys,
Long time since I posted. I took my Bimmer to Alaska and back for a month so I've been away from civilization and have to re-learn how to communicate, eh? Anyways, I have the Arlen Ness Wide Eye mirrors on my 2003 385 and even though I like the coverage that they give I am constantly putting Blue Locktite on everything to keep them from loosening up but after a while they fall over. I was just wondering what most of you out there have had success with. Do you stick with Harley style mirrors or are there after markets that survive the vibration and suspension that these Chevys put out? Curious.

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Matt...I have always found the Kuryakin mirrors to stay dead put if you really torque down the two allen tensioning bolts and the stem bolt. This was true on my Harley stroker as well. They have been the only aftermarket mirrors I've tried that stand up to serious vibration without moving. No Loctite needed..Joe
 

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Matt,
Just wanted to confirm that, as least as we are concerned, you are not alone with the Arlen Ness Big Eye Mirrors constantly going out of adjustment. On my 502 bike and the wife's 350 trike they have been a constant problem.

This March at Daytona the mirror again went loose, so I went to the Ness Shop on Beach Street for some help. It turned out that the aluminum inside of the mirror "stem" had deteriorated. The threads were all corroded and just wouldn't hold well anymore. Call me stupid, but I bought another pair and so far haven't had any more problems with them. I have since bought a new pair for the wife and she has also not had them go out of adjustment since.

I also like the coverage and style of these mirrors.

Bill
 

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Thank Guys,
I was wondering if maybe a just got duds. I've used Kuryakin Pegs/grips and the like on the Harleys that I've owned and liked the way they held up so maybe I'll look into them.

Matt
 
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