Mirror threads the same?


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  • #3693
    AvatarTim
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    Hey guys

    Does anyone know if the left and right mirror holes are threaded the same? My bike came with bar end mirrors and I’ve just tried fitting some screw-in blanking plugs for the original mirror holes and they both screw fine into the left hand mirror hole but not the right. I don’t know if it has the opposite thread direction or whether the thread was just machined badly…

    Thanks!

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by AvatarTim.
    #3700
    AvatarPat
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    One of the threads is left hand.

    #3708
    AvatarTim
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    Ah, thanks Pat. I thought I was going mad! I’ve spoken to the seller and they’re posting me a left-hand threaded plug.

    #4317
    Avatarlarryt1026
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    What does that mean? I’m having trouble getting the right mirror stem off and I’m wondering if I’ve been turning it the wrong way? (I’ve been trying to remove it by turning it counter-clockwise)

    #4320
    AvatarTim
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    The 401 mirrors have one left-hand thread and one right-hand thread. So they undo in opposite directions.

    #4375
    Avatarlarryt1026
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    Damn….so does the right one unscrew clockwise then? That would explain why I couldn’t unscrew it counterclockwise. Oh boy….I tried with a lot of force too

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