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Old 09-14-2018, 05:08 PM
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ok, so I know I am about to commit an act of heresy, but I have decided I don't like my mirrors hanging under the bars. If I had taller handlebars, I could see it more, because I wouldn't be looking over AND down so much, just over a bit. But on the stock 48 bar, its gotta go for me. So my question is, do I need to get the appropriate torx/star drive for those, or will a 3/16 hex wrench do the job? If I need the real thing, what size is that torx bit?

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Where's the torx head? Mine's just a nut on a threaded stem.
Remove the nut, pull down. Then right mirror goes on the left side and left mirror goes on the right side inserted from the top this time.
 
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:40 PM
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Mine was a threaded stem also, unbolted, switched sides and rebolted
 
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so this is what I got going on. Am I missing something?
 
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so this is what I got going on. Am I missing something?
Nope, not missing anything ... except for the appropriate Torx Bit


 
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lol which brings us back to Doe, a deer, a female deer...
 
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dont use a hex key.................proper tools are key
 

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You need a SET of Torx Bits anyway ... don't ya ... I don't think it will be the last time you'll need one

But anyway, someone with a 48 should chime in (about sizing) ... I think only the 48 got those

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maybe...I dunno. How many sizes of torx bits does my 48 require?
 
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maybe...I dunno. How many sizes of torx bits does my 48 require?
Dunno the total amount but I can say that you will thank yourself down the road by sourcing a GOOD QUALITY 1/4" drive T27 asap.
(this does not help with your mirror, unless it too is a T27...unlikely)
 
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