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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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they stick with a very dated design
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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I swapped sides for the mirrors on my Iron1200 and hung them upside down. The view behind me is greatly improved now since my shoulders are wider than my waist. When you do this, you will likely have to swing the front turn signals out of the way on their pivots, but this is simple to do.
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added 5" worth of stems to mine and now I can see behind me !!

can u actually see stuff or just a blur with those stems?????
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Like finding the right riding position, the handlebars make a HUGE DIFFERENCE in the issue of what you can see from your mirrors... All those tight, narrow bars are going to place the mirrors directly in front of your body...

My buckhorn bars are just about shoulder width and my body is visible in about 1/4 of the mirror with the other 3/4 showing the road directly behind me and then out to the side...




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