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Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I started using a Blackburn Road Mirror last week though I was aware of its weaknesses (shaking and constantly needing re-adjustment).
Well, both are true but I seem to have solved the re-adjustment problem. I first tried roughing up the ball joint with some sandpaper, but that didn't help. This afternoon I took it apart again, cut a piece of padded bar tape and put it between the mirror and ball joint. It increased the resistance to movement considerably. I just came back from a 3-mile round trip to the store over numerous bumps and I didn't need to adjust it at all!
It still shakes, but so did my trusty Rhode Gear hood-mount lever that I loved until vibration fatigued the metal mount.