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post #1 of 9 Old 08-18-2007, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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Strange Mirror Query

Hi all,

I bought a pair of 2nd-hand mirrors off a mate who had originally put them on his 2006 Z1000, and then changed his mind and swapped them out for a pair of bar-end ones. I had plans to put them on the Hornet but they seem to be RH thread and the mirror sockets on the Hornet seem to be LH thread . Is this correct, or should I just lay off the caffiene?

Looking at ads on web sites for mirrors this doesn't seem to be distinction between any of the Japanese bikes expect Yamaha, who seem to have a LH thread on one side, and a RH on the other.

I notice that the Hornet mirrors seem to screw into some type of adapter, and this adaptor mounts on the bike. Alas I couldn't get this adapter unscrewed, it seems to have been stuck in there permanently...or maybe I didn't have enough caffiene . Is this where I shall find the mythical RH thread, and is it still 10mm?

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The male end of the adapter which goes into the switch assembly is 10 mm RH thread. The female end of the adapter which accepts the Honda mirror is 10 mm LH thread. The Honda mirror is 10 mm LH thread.

This question comes up form time to time, I'm going to take a pic. and post it in our 919 Helpful Hints thread.

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Nice one Mike. That ought to help with those mirror questions.

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Good job Mike. I thought is was that he was south of the equator and much like water direction going down the drain ... it was the same for mirror threads?

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Good job Mike. I thought is was that he was south of the equator and much like water direction going down the drain ... it was the same for mirror threads?
Well I did spend five minutes or so trying to screw the mirror into the adapter the wrong way ...

...maybe it's because the bike was made in the northern hemisphere with you guys?

Many thanks for the help, very much appreciated again.

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Does anyone have a reason why the different threads? I found that bit out when I got my new 919 home ,as I always go over every bolt and fluid on a new bike before I ride. In stead of tightening, I broke the mirrow loose.

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Does anyone have a reason why the different threads? I found that bit out when I got my new 919 home ,as I always go over every bolt and fluid on a new bike before I ride. In stead of tightening, I broke the mirrow loose.
my uneducated guess would be so the wind does'nt push them loose or sumthin like that

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I read somewhere that yamaha and ducati reverse the right side mirror threads so that if you whack them against something while you are riding they will come unscrewed rather than breaking, or throwing off your steering and causing an accident. Seems like a reasonable enough theory. The honda design allows the mirrors to knock loose in any direction if they are hit.

great picture explanation of it, btw, mistermike! It's not easy to explain it with words only.

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