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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-20-2015, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for all the replies guys!

I wonder why the hell is this the case. It's not like bicycle pedals that need one side to be reverse so things don't get loose.

Bike is not in yet. I should have it some time next week! Can't fricken wait!
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thanks for all the replies guys!

I wonder why the hell is this the case. It's not like bicycle pedals that need one side to be reverse so things don't get loose.

Bike is not in yet. I should have it some time next week! Can't fricken wait!
They're afraid the wind force blowing on that mirror will unwind it. My Harley actually does this from time to time. That would have been solved with a locknut using a regular thread.

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They're afraid the wind force blowing on that mirror will unwind it. My Harley actually does this from time to time. That would have been solved with a locknut using a regular thread.
*cough* if true they would be the other way around *cough*



It's so the mirror doesn't snap off the mount if things we prefer not to happen occur.

It's an edge case but the Italians think of some of the most random things...anyone remember pop up kickstands?
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*cough* if true they would be the other way around *cough*



It's so the mirror doesn't snap off the mount if things we prefer not to happen occur.

It's an edge case but the Italians think of some of the most random things...anyone remember pop up kickstands?
You got me on that one!

Besides, who would have believed my Harley would have gone fast enough to create the wind necessary to move the mirrors

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You got me on that one!

Besides, who would have believed my Harley would have gone fast enough to create the wind necessary to move the mirrors
Ha...I've got an 03 that I just put a 1250 kit on....thing vibrates so much that the mirrors are useless anyway. But they have loosened up a couple of times.

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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-27-2016, 04:47 PM
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Hi guys,
I have a related question:
When I remove stock mirrors to replace then with bar end mirrors, where/how I attach clutch/brake reservoirs to? The original screws to long to hold them in place.

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Hi guys,
I have a related question:
When I remove stock mirrors to replace then with bar end mirrors, where/how I attach clutch/brake reservoirs to? The original screws to long to hold them in place.

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I replaced the stock mirrors with rizoma bar ends on my 1200 and had a similar issue. The plastic retainers that came with the mirrors fit the threaded holes, had to cut them in half to make them fit and they look very clean. But.... they hold the clutch and brake fluid reservoirs and since there is no proper way to tighten them, only by pushing them to the bottom, the deposits became a little wobbly.

So I took them out and used some of the remaining spacers that came with the mirrors and a bushing to compensate for the long screws that hold the stock mirrors and paint them black. I doesn't look as nice but the reservoirs are rock solid now. I might look for shorter right and left thread screws when I get a chance, but for now it will do.

I dont have a closer picture but look for the stubby things holding the reservoirs.
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Hi guys,
I have a related question:
When I remove stock mirrors to replace then with bar end mirrors, where/how I attach clutch/brake reservoirs to? The original screws to long to hold them in place.

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I bought these: http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...gt-diavel.html

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Thanks for sharing.
@RedHouse those plugs looks nice, but $30 for pair kinda too much. I found somewhere on the net that stock bolts (for mirrors) from Multi which are much shorter can be used.
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here is a Pic of mine .... if you have the patience and a good saw .. cut the right side to specs .... try to get an extra one from the dealer





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hope this helps
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