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    How do you remove the mirrors on a 2010 R12RT?

    I realize this is a lazy post. I'm sure it is in the owners manual, or the net, or I could eventually figure it out. But I'm away from home, not near the bike.

    My 2005 just had pop off side mirrors. These seem to be attached in some way that I did not discover in a cursory inspection.

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    Check the bottom black plastic off center, toward the tank, underneath the mirror for a small hole. Inside the hole is a torx (25 I think) unscrew it and remove the mirror glass. Once the glass is out you can remove the screws that are securing the mirror housing.
    If you push the mirror all the way in at the top center you should be able to see the screw that secures the glass. Now replacing the mirror and finding the screw hole is another story!
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    It's indeed in the owners manual.

    And your bike came with a tool to use for this
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    Torx TX25 or Standard Star T25 Screwdriver

    Hi Robo, Norton and IKChris,

    Need a finish to this thread.... for mirror removal on my R1200RT

    Of course this is to remove the mirror glass on my 2010 R1200RT.

    I've located the hole underneath the mirror housing. It is quite small, 1/4" diameter, and set 1" closer to the tank than midline.

    OK, with that said, is the screwdriver required a TX25 tamper-proof star screwdriver, or, is it a T25 star screwdriver? The net is confusing with regard to this, some post one listing, and post another photograph associated with it. It took me a few days to figure out that the TX25 has a star head with a 'dimple' in it, so that a standard T25 screw driver will not work in this case.

    It's just that the suppliers of the TX25 tamper-proof star screwdriver can only be located in the U.K. and in Australia, for around $13-16 for the tool, and about $4-6 just for shipping.

    Also, if any cousins out there have a photo of that 'home run' to the screw head, it will help me make the angle of that star screwdriver approachable, because things are in close proximity there, behind the mirror that is.

    Your advice is much appreciated!

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsoque View Post
    Hi Robo and IKChris,

    Need a finish to this thread....

    I also, would like to remove the mirror glass on my 2010 R1200RT.

    I've located the hole underneath the mirror housing. It is quite small, 1/4" diameter, and set 1" closer to the tank than midline.

    OK, with that said, is the screwdriver required a TX25 tamper-proof star screwdriver, or, is it a T25 star screwdriver? The net is confusing with regard to this, some post one listing, and post another photograph associated with it. It took me a few days to figure out that the TX25 has a star head with a 'dimple' in it, so that a standard T25 screw driver will not work in this case.

    It's just that the suppliers of the TX25 tamper-proof star screwdriver can only be located in the U.K. and in Australia, for around $13-16 for the tool, and about $4-6 just for shipping.

    Also, if any cousins out there have a photo of that 'home run' of the screw hole, it will help me make the angle of that star screw approachable, because things are in close proximity there, behind the mirror that is.

    Your advice is much appreciated!

    Jim
    Any Torx 25 screwdriver will do. I got mine at Sears. If you tilt the mirror up and shine a flashlight in the lower left quadrant of the mirror housing you can see the set screw that you will need to loosen. It's sort of a PIA but with patience it's a simple job.

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    The time honored method of removing RT mirrors is to tip the bike over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    The time honored method of removing RT mirrors is to tip the bike over.
    Also hitting a pothole or a bad RR crossing
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    you just need to angle the mirrors in the right angle to get the torx screwdriver to reach the bolt. It's tricky; i hate hte design but whatevs.

    i think the manual only has how to get access to the turn signal bulb, and not the mirror removal. someone plz correct me if i'm wrong.
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    You have to remove the mirrors to access the turn signal bulbs, so ...
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    Why you ask?

    I had to remove the mirrors, and gain access to the mirror mount flange.
    These wind deflectors that I needed to install, have a mounting bracket that is custom cut to the front side of the mirror mounts.

    Here's a few pics of that unapproachable 'screw', and it's proximity to the mirror glass, it is literally, right behind the mirror glass.
    Once I exposed it, the rest came easy.

    Just a few hints as to where your TX25 torx screwdriver has to hit.

    Again, it is not a 'tamperproof' screw inside there, just a regular hex head torx screw head.


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    And now a few views of the mounted wind deflectors mounted in front of the mirror flange
    from the left side of the bike.

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    Ride safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    You have to remove the mirrors to access the turn signal bulbs, so ...
    no you dont, not in the 2010 models. the signals and parking lights can be accessed without removing the mirrors. i can dig up the page in the manual to prove that point.

    that's how i replaced my parking lights with LED's. no mirror removal whatsoever.
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    Crick,
    The hard surface that the mirrors are mounted to, is what I had to mount the steel plates to with an 8 mm bolt and lock nut, so that it would be secure enough for mounting the wind fairings.
    But you are correct, in the uppermost inside corner of each mirror housing is the 4 mm inset/deep Allen head screw that holds on the turn signal light fairings.
    Good catch, and I hope I did not confuse anyone.
    Thanks all!
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