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A few years ago on a single track road on the NC500 a motorcyclist did not pull in to a passing place and kept coming. Our mirrors made contact. Mine did not fold back and suffered a small crack to the cover. His mirror shattered into a hundred bits.
There is a lesson there for him I think.
|dnhb||I would recommend apply white grease (from aerosol can) rather than oil to loosen them (& keep them so)|
I have similar problem with a rimor motorhome based on a 2007 Renault master. It has long arm wing mirrors which I need to fold in order to get the car in a garage. Has anyone managed to the two cups on top and bottom. I guess there probably are bolts or nuts which can be loosened in order to free up the mirror movement.
Any additional information would be much appreciated as I don't want to force the mirrors too much and break them.
|greygit||Isn't it amazing? I wanted to find out if the mirrors on our Knuas Renault based cab should fold or not so I did Google search and good old Facts came up with the answer.|
They are not wing mirrors (when did you last see those ) they are door mirrors.
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The other day I tried to fold back the driver's side wing mirror and I couldn't budge it. I tried Bike Hut dry lubricant for push bikes. It worked very quickly.
Originally Posted by ChrisandJohn View Post
Thanks, that is quite interesting to hear.
I have been out and got them moving now but they are still both a tad stiff. They have both been liberally treated with Rocol penetrating spray as well, so I will give them an hour or two and see if there is any difference.
I have a suspicion that the stiffness of Renault Master wing-mirrors may be linked to the weather. In summer it has been somewhat easier to push ours back than it is in winter when it's cold and very wet.
I have tried various dispersants and lubricants (WD40, easing oil and plastic hinge lubricant) with varying success. I couldn't really say which one actually made them easier to move. This 'problem' is nothing in comparison with the wing-mirrors on our old Auto-Sleeper on a VW chassis, which could fold back in a strong wind!
Originally Posted by rayc View Post
Thanks Ray, I might need to be a bit more brutal to move them but I did not want to do that in case I damaged something. If I can get them moving I might try a drop of 3 in 1 oil on the pivot points. They have probably never ever been folded back from new.
Originally Posted by 747 View Post
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