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Old 12-08-2012, 09:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Finally figured out what the problem was. When the dealer put the bike together they inserted the sleeves for the bolt inside the mirrors (as opposed to inserting them through the outside end of the mirror.
This happened on my bike, but only on the left side. I tried to torque the bolt down but was afraid I'd strip it. When I took the bike in for its 500 mile service I had them fix the mirror (the bike is under warranty and its not MY fault it came off the showroom with a loose mirror). The tech explained to me that they fixed it pretty much they same way you posted, above.

I want to get the small bar end style mirrors but for now the stock ones are o.k.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Finally figured out what the problem was. When the dealer put the bike together they inserted the sleeves for the bolt inside the mirrors (as opposed to inserting them through the outside end of the mirror.
I had no clue what this meant until I pulled mine out of a box and took a look.

Mine had the sleeves on the inside as well. I suspect this is the proper way it should be done. However, should they become loose, shortening the sleeves by as little as 1/8" or perhaps even less and leaving them inside, would accomplish the same as placing them on the outside.
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My first though (as I stated above) was to shorten the sleeve. After thinking about it, I concluded that Triumph probably didn't manufacture sleeves that were too long. More likely the sleeve is supposed to slide through the outside of the mirror.

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I had no clue what this meant until I pulled mine out of a box and took a look.

Mine had the sleeves on the inside as well. I suspect this is the proper way it should be done. However, should they become loose, shortening the sleeves by as little as 1/8" or perhaps even less and leaving them inside, would accomplish the same as placing them on the outside.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hello, don't mean to jack this thread. I have the opposite. How do you remove those stock mirrors on a 2013 Thrux. Is there more to it than just removing the screws. All I have left are the chrome bar-ends. Do I twist these off somewhere? They are very hard to turn.
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Hello, don't mean to jack this thread. I have the opposite. How do you remove those stock mirrors on a 2013 Thrux. Is there more to it than just removing the screws. All I have left are the chrome bar-ends. Do I twist these off somewhere? They are very hard to turn.
Twist and pull should do; no special tricks or tools.
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My first though (as I stated above) was to shorten the sleeve.
Hehe...so you did. I ought to pay closer attention. Glad it worked out for you.
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I simply added a few semi-soft washers that I purchased from Home Depot.
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Thats a good solution. It would be nice to know the actual technique for installing the mirrors (either outside the mirror or otherwise).

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Have the stock bar end mirrors (which I like) but they cannot seem to be thoroughly tightened. Even when tightening as tight as possible they can still be rotated. pretty easily. Is there a technique for torquing them down properly? Thanks
It could well be that the wedge piece that fits into the bar is locking out before a full grip is obtained due to the gauge of the bar being thinner than ideal for the wedge ie the internal diameter is greater than the best suited size. Try wrapping some shim material around the wedge with the wedge just on the point of contact, before insertion into the bar then tighten up ( a strip cut from a beer can could work)
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