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Even with a slider kit, a drop guarantees that the mirror will snap in two by the stem.

Two questions arise from this issue.

1. Is there an adhesive strong enough to bond the broken halfs back together that can withstand, constant vibrations, high speed/wind conditions, waterproof/resistant, and temperate extreme proof (in my case hot sun). I'm using Q-Bond, but it seems to have an average lifespan of 3-4 days a week at most (I only glued back the mirror 2-4 times of varying lengths 2days-week).

2. There is a a mirror with OEM styling from Bikemaster that costs 100 dollars less than ducati OEM price (130 vs 230 USD). The part is listed as a 1299 OEM Mirror. Will this lineup to the 959 mounts and is the quality up to par with OEM. The issues here is I could save money and purchase the bikermaster mirror but I may lose out on severe quality and the other side is I may be overpaying for ducati parts because ducati.


The mirror in question.
BikeMaster - O.E.M. Replacement Mirrors (Ducati): BTO SPORTS

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The answer to Question 1 is Yes, a product called Sikaflex will work nicely. It's the stuff they use in boat manufacturing to adhere the teak to the aluminum deck, the black rubbery lines between the teak decking is Sikaflex.
 

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The answer to Question 1 is Yes, a product called Sikaflex will work nicely. It's the stuff they use in boat manufacturing to adhere the teak to the aluminum deck, the black rubbery lines between the teak decking is Sikaflex.
Excellent that's a start, I'll look into it if my mirrors fall off an additional time.
 

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The answer to Question 1 is Yes, a product called Sikaflex will work nicely. It's the stuff they use in boat manufacturing to adhere the teak to the aluminum deck, the black rubbery lines between the teak decking is Sikaflex.
Is there a specific version of sikaflex that works?
 

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@absessive - many would work, but I'd probably use 1a - be sure not to get it on anything except what you want to bond together
I went with some kind of epoxy as a temporary fix, and I can't say this or any adhesive will be sturdy enough to last, with the way the mirror stalk snaps. It will be new mirrors for me.
No sikaflex at my local Lowe's.
 

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@absessive - the only epoxy product I would suggest is HYSOL made by Loctite, it's 2-part that needs to be mixed before applying it and you need a special applicator tool to dispense it - here's what it looks like

If you want to try and make it permanent I would suggest heating some steel wire up and inserting it into both sides of the plastic "legs" of the mirror, then use the HYSOL to glue the 2 pieces together, including the steel wire in - you can get the wire at any hobby shop in different diameters

don't worry about making a mess with the HYSOL - when it's dry you can sand it down and even paint it if you want
 

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@absessive - the only epoxy product I would suggest is HYSOL made by Loctite, it's 2-part that needs to be mixed before applying it and you need a special applicator tool to dispense it - here's what it looks like

If you want to try and make it permanent I would suggest heating some steel wire up and inserting it into both sides of the plastic "legs" of the mirror, then use the HYSOL to glue the 2 pieces together, including the steel wire in - you can get the wire at any hobby shop in different diameters

don't worry about making a mess with the HYSOL - when it's dry you can sand it down and even paint it if you want


Now I know! The one I used was a 2 part mix as well but didn't need an applicator. That steel wire idea is cool. How'd you think of that one?


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Plastic Surgery for Mirrors

You can save your broken mirrors using some plastic surgery techniques using safety wire.

My left mirror was broken into pieces in 4 spots.

To salvage, drill holes on each side of the fracture, thread safety wire and tighten.

Apply adhesive when the structure is solid, and you are good to go. You can paint the exposed wire black if the sutures bothers you.

I have hundreds of miles on a mirror fixed this way and it holds. Oddly enough, it also seems to vibrate less at speed, providing a functional upgrade!

See pictures below.
 

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Vibration during riding is going to destroy the plastic around where you’ve drilled and wired unless you secure it with epoxy or similar.


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Vibration during riding is going to destroy the plastic around where you’ve drilled and wired unless you secure it with epoxy or similar.


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Yes. I used a wicking super glue after the safety wire stabilization was completed. The glue and wire combination has been holding up very well.

I have a set of moto-science folding mirrors on the way to replace the set.
 

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Moto science 1199 long mirrors with 959 base. NICE! Compare left OEM to right Moto Science. Take a look at the finished product with both mirrors. Superior field of view with no vibration at highway speed. They pivot out of the way if you knock into them, and they can be folded all the way forward, back or anywhere in between
 

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