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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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In search of stud adapters

I bought a nice set of mirrors for my bike, but they have a 7MM X 1.25 thread.
The studs on the mirror brackets are 10MM X 1.0
Does anyone have any idea if there is a place out there that makes adapters?
Or what would be the easiest way to mount them?
These mirrors have both a running light and turn signals on the back side, and red LED's on the front side.
Thanks all.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 03:11 AM
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are you sure they aren't 8 mm, seams like 7mm is not available.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 09:03 AM
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I know that Cycle Gear was able to offer adapters when I was originally interested in switching out the mirrors on my Vulcan. I am not sure of the exact origin but they had them listed in a catalogue at their local store.

Your mirror find sounds interesting and a few photos are going to be needed for posting here so we can see exactly what you have now.

Good luck.

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You can find them on eBay. I needed a set when I changed my mirrors out.
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I was on eBay and all I was finding was 10mm to 8mm adapters, and they were going the wrong direction... meaning 10mm female to 8 mm male.
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Okay, I will look. I saw some sets in the Dennis Kirk catalog I received in the mail yesterday. I need 10MM Male down to 7MM Male, or 10MM to 5/16. I will have to double check the stud diameter on the mirrors again to make sure.
There is no bolt in the mirrors, just the threads for a bolt or stud.
Worse case scenario, I will drill a 10MM stud and tap it for the mirrors, or weld 2 bolts together to get what I need.
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I have I believe these: Küryakyn LED Mirrors.
http://www.customdynamics.com/kuryakyn_led_mirrors.htm
The sets I found only have the amber turn/running lights on the front side of the mirrors, not the red LED's on the back side. They average in price from 130.00 to 249.00
I will get some pics in the meantime and post them on here.
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Why not just make the 10mm 7's by putting a die to them ?...Harbor Freight dies wont last long, but theyre cheap...



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I thought about that Wolfie. I would have to get a 10MM stud, and grind it down to accept the 7MM die, and hope it works good. I have 2 sets of Harbor Freight taps and dies.
I have a friend that will weld the 2 different sizes together for me, then I can try and make them fit.
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There ya go !....I always try to fabricate before buying....



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