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Well, I kind of already know the answer. So after my right mirror mount broke I got the part number and ordered it online. Received it and it fits like a glove. Problem is when I screw in the mirror it tightens up facing the opposite direction it should. It needs another 1/3rd turn, but I feel I will strip/break it if I go that far.

What am I doing wrong? The mirror only screws in one way. I thought I would ask before I tried something that could break stuff like taking my big wrench to it.
 

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Is that the hexagonal nut on the mirror piece? I want to make sure before I give it a strong go with the wrench since it seems pretty tight.

Thanks!
 

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Yea,

The two jam nuts (one by the base, one up by the mirror) loosen so the arm twists freely by itself. Loosen the nut, get the arm to the angle you want and tighten the nut down.

 

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I gave up on doing anything on my bike. I broke too many things while trying to modify this or that. I broke the nuts off while trying to install a drivers backrest today. Didn't know my own strength when trying to tighten them.
 

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Well it sure is a jam nut. I've gone at it with every tool I have and it doesn't budge.
Try clamping the jam nut in a big bench vice and lever the mirror stem around.
 

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I gave up on doing anything on my bike. I broke too many things while trying to modify this or that. I broke the nuts off while trying to install a drivers backrest today. Didn't know my own strength when trying to tighten them.
Got a torque wrench?
 

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I gave up on doing anything on my bike. I broke too many things while trying to modify this or that. I broke the nuts off while trying to install a drivers backrest today. Didn't know my own strength when trying to tighten them.
I feel ya!.. my well abused 92' has more than a few busted bolts.. some I got out some .. well.. JB weld is my best bud!
 
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