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    Left handed threaded mirror from Motobins?????

    This is really odd (to me).

    Purchased a set of the long chrome mirrors for my R60/5 from Motobins - right mirror installed no problem.

    Mirror hole in left handlebar perch is too small - rode over to the machine shop I frequent and found out the threads are left handed. I've got an email over to Motobins - this makes no sense unless somewhere along the line the perch on my bike was changed.

    I like the mirrors a lot but if I have go buy a left handed tap, well, I must may have to do that.

    Some of these projects I get myself into . . .
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    Left side mirror on /5 is same size thread as right side but IS LEFT HAND THREAD

    You have a nonstandard or modified perch

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    Correct, left handed...that's so as the wind hits the mirror, it actually serves to tighten it up...if it was the other way, the mirror would continually loosen up.
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    Some of these projects I get myself into . .
    Gotta tellya Bro, it's funashell to watch Personally, I'm a bar-end kinda guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmo1131 View Post
    Gotta tellya Bro, it's funashell to watch Personally, I'm a bar-end kinda guy.
    I never thought of threading the mirror background but it sure makes sense - my r65LS mirrors don't go in like that - must be old school German engineering???



    UPDATE: removed mirror that came with bike that went in clockwise - tried new mirror described above going counter clockwise and what do you know???
    Last edited by kentuvman; 06-28-2013 at 03:59 AM.
    Ken Tuvman
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