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I guess it is just one of those idiosyncratic things you deal with when you own a Harley Davidson. There are tons of better designs for rear view mirrors on the market but they stick with a very dated design. WTF wants to keep a Phillips (a tiny one) screwdriver handy in case your rear view mirrors shake loose? Of course mine is an old solid mount so vibration is an issue.
Mine don't have any such screws, and the mirrors have never shook loose. The mirrors are the same as they were on my '05 and my '13, and on the BTs I had. They did update the design.

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No, they came out with a new design, and that was over 15 years ago! The new (!) mirrors are retrofittable to older bikes back to 1982.

I always carry tools in case things shake loose, but have only ever really needed them on my Honda trаil bіke. Go figure!
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Haven't had them vibrate loose...Mine are just too narrow.
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I guess it is just one of those idiosyncratic things you deal with when you own a Harley Davidson. There are tons of better designs for rear view mirrors on the market but they stick with a very dated design. WTF wants to keep a Phillips (a tiny one) screwdriver handy in case your rear view mirrors shake loose? Of course mine is an old solid mount so vibration is an issue.

Never had an issue with mine and carrying tools is just a smart thing to do. That's what fork bags are for. Hell, I can change the jets in the carb on the side of the road in 5 minutes.
I carry an assortment of tools so I'm prepared to tighten/fix as much as possible on the fly.
Honestly, I can't understand why anyone WOULDN'T want to carry a screwdriver or find it an inconvenience.
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just ordered 2 sets of 2" stem extensions for mine..........can't see anything but my shoulders and "flipped" is even worse.

if this doesn't solve it, i'll bite the bullet and buy long stem adjustables
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added 5" worth of stems to mine and now I can see behind me !!

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