Hi, I just bought a 2004 AA500 with only 972 miles. It was one of those sweetheart deals you hear people talk about where it was owned by an old man who never drove it. But the problem is the widow of this man let the bike set outside for over a year.
The mirror posts are pitted with rust and some of the weather gaskets (around the intercom - I guess that's what they are) are dry rotted.
The left mirror came right off, but I am seriously afraid that I am going to break the right one if I try any harder to remove it.
I have soaked it with PB Blaster... it is a normal RH thread, right?
They need to be replaced or removed, sanded and painted.
The only other problem is the failed Regulator/Rectifier, but a new CBR600RR fixed that tonight (thanks for the writeups!).
Thanks in advance!
PS, I suppose I can dremel-brush, mask off and paint it in-place, but would rather extract it!