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post #1 of 6 Old 02-27-2012, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Mirror Mount Removal

I'm sure I'm just retarded, but how do I remove this piece of the mirror mount. Haven't spent much time with it but I took a wrench to it trying to unscrew it and the only thing I can think is to unscrew that screw and pull the whole thing apart. Thanks........
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-27-2012, 06:34 PM
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its reverse threaded. Turn it clockwise to get it out.

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its reverse threaded. Turn it clockwise to get it out.
Yup!!! reverse threads get me almost every time

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its reverse threaded. Turn it clockwise to get it out.
Um, I'm not so sure about that. My Rizoma mirrors both used the stock clockwise 'tighten' (righty tighty) mounts.

The lefty-tighten stayed in the box.

Either way, be careful which way you go! Don't go snapping that mount!

EDIT: I just ran out to the garage to verify. IT IS RIGHT TIGHTY! Do NOT try and loosen turning clockwise, turn counter-clockwise.

Not sure when this changed, but I have a stock '07 mount on that side, looks just like the pic. Pretty sure it's lefty-loosey to back that out.

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Not sure when this changed, but I have a stock '07 mount on that side, looks just like the pic. Pretty sure it's lefty-loosey to back that out.
you would think he already tried that... if you look closely its an adapter, so if he cant get it out by conventionally turning it right then it is either reverse threaded (?) or cross threaded... either way he's screwed (no pun intended lol)

edit: it does look to be standard threaded, but hell... if so why is he having issues getting it out? perhaps it's locktited?

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the reverse threaded part of the mirrors is the junction between the mirror stalk and little adaptor piece on the THROTTLE SIDE ... so that in the event the mirror gets hit by a stationary object the clockwise (or typical tightening motion) will actually loosen the mirror and it will move out of the way of the stationary object.

The opposite is for the clutch side... the mirror to adapter junction is standard threaded so that the mirror loosens in the event of a hit from something (as the direction of rotation has changed to be counter clockwise... and thus standard threads)

BOTH sides have standard threads between the adapter and actual mount on the bars.

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