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[ST] RS mirror warning

last night after a frustrating heated-grip installation session (short
story:  they work great, but only after a) a broken switch, found after
everything was together and in place, b) a couple of miswirings, and
c) fumbling the soldering iron and then, get this, _catching_ it. ow!)
i was putting everything back together.  i got to the second nut on
the second mirror, using a 1/4" drive ratchet on the 6mm stud, and
oops -- the stud twisted right off.  i think the mirror bases may
simply be cast -- the studs are very weak.  be gentle when installing

the good news is that this morning i was able to grind off what was
left of the stud, drill and tap a new 6mm hole, install a short stud,
and it's back to almost as good as new.  in fact, it was so easy that
i'm thinking of doing the _other_ three mirror mounting holes, so
that i can use longer bolts into the bases, and fabricate spacer
blocks to widen the mirror mounting.  i'll let that thought sit for a
while before acting on it though.

p.s. and you'll all be proud of me that i got my fusebox open, all
by myself.  ;-)
 paul fox, pgf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (arlington, ma, where it's 76.1 degrees)
 'oh-oh Sprint RS, '91 VX800, DoD #1462, AMA #545601

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