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I’m running with the Kuryakyn Scythe Mirrors on my bike. I cannot keep the left side tight. The shop put some lock tight on it yesterday then about 3-4 miles down the road it was loose again. They told me they could put an epoxy on it and cement it in place. This morning I got to thinking about another idea. These mirror stems have that little set screw. I was thinking about taking it out and drilling into the stem screw then put the set screw back in. That should keep it from ever moving again and allow me to get it off easily if I need to. What do you guys think? Anyone else having trouble with this mirror?
 

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I’m running with the Kuryakyn Scythe Mirrors on my bike. I cannot keep the left side tight. The shop put some lock tight on it yesterday then about 3-4 miles down the road it was loose again. They told me they could put an epoxy on it and cement it in place. This morning I got to thinking about another idea. These mirror stems have that little set screw. I was thinking about taking it out and drilling into the stem screw then put the set screw back in. That should keep it from ever moving again and allow me to get it off easily if I need to. What do you guys think? Anyone else having trouble with this mirror?
I'm not familiar with what you have with those mirrors Richard but I have had the same type of problem with other mirrorss on my bikes in the past doing the same thing and lock tight ended up being the solution for me. You might want to start with the blue lock tight and if that doesn't work then use the red. The blue will allow you to remove it if you ever have to and the red will allow you to remove it with only gorilla efforts. Good luck!
 

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The problem: The thread is a little chrome. Therefore, loosening of the threaded insert. The mirror also has a decent weight. Loctite or glue does not always help. Sometimes it helps to have the thread a little piece of roughening before to apply Loctite.
 

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Richard, Try some teflon tape on the threads. You can put as much or as little as you need. Thats what I would try before I started drilling anything. btw... I have the scythe II mirrors and havn't had a problem... yet.
 

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Rich I will swap you my stock mirrors for yours. That way you dont have to worry about them moving on ya, it will be my problem.... :)
 

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Thanks for the advice. I cranked them down tight and went on a 35 mile ride. (kept the wrench's in my pocket in case I needed them.) Their still holding strong, but I suspect they will loosen over time. Then I will find some of the red locktight and if that doesnt work, I'll tack weld the little SOB.:)
 

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Rich....have the same mirrors and had the same prob....i removed the set screw...held the mirror exactly were i wanted it and drilled into the stud through the set screw hole....replaced set screw...which screwed in deeper actually into the stud.....and it hasnt moved yet
 

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All joking aside, cause I know it's annoying... Tighten it all the way down till it's about 45 to even 90 degrees (90 worked better) off of where it should be, then crank it around hard and it will stay, guaranteed...
 

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Rich....have the same mirrors and had the same prob....i removed the set screw...held the mirror exactly were i wanted it and drilled into the stud through the set screw hole....replaced set screw...which screwed in deeper actually into the stud.....and it hasnt moved yet
Sounds like we are on the same page and glad to know it will work. That will be my last result and it won’t be hard to do. I rode about 50 miles a couple of weeks ago with my middle finger holding it in place. Drove me crazy! After I got home and broke the bolt off trying to get it apart, I just rode with one mirror. Actually, Stonewheels bike is at the shop where I take mine, so I took his for a couple of days till I got mine fixed.:eek: Don’t tell him. LOL.:D Not sure if I mentioned it earlier, that I broke off the adapter screw for the stems and ended up drilling them out and re tapping them.
 

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All joking aside, cause I know it's annoying... Tighten it all the way down till it's about 45 to even 90 degrees (90 worked better) off of where it should be, then crank it around hard and it will stay, guaranteed...
That is kinda how I did it today.:)
 

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All joking aside, cause I know it's annoying... Tighten it all the way down till it's about 45 to even 90 degrees (90 worked better) off of where it should be, then crank it around hard and it will stay, guaranteed...
Just to be a little more clear. The problem is not where the screw goes into the handle bars, but the other end that goes into the stem. I am using the Universal Mirror Adapter from Kury. Both ends are threaded. To tighten the adapter into the stem, you have to go “clockwise” therefore the left side will most likely work its way loose over time. The vibration and force is always working against it.
 

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Just to be a little more clear. The problem is not where the screw goes into the handle bars, but the other end that goes into the stem. I am using the Universal Mirror Adapter from Kury. Both ends are threaded. To tighten the adapter into the stem, you have to go “clockwise” therefore the left side will most likely work its way loose over time. The vibration and force is always working against it.
I have the Ness or Barron (can't rem which) on both my bikes and I have the same issue on my Aero. The issue is only on my right handle bar, but I have not had any issues on the Fury yet. Usually I can just crank it enough while riding so it stays in place until I get to a place where I can tighten it again, but I think this is just an issue with some of these after markets. It only happens on my Aero about 1 in 5 times I ride, but it still has made me think about only having the one mirrior or no mirrors on my bike. Good luck and let us know if and how you get it fixed. Hopefully I don't run into the same issues on my Fury.
 

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I’m running with the Kuryakyn Scythe Mirrors on my bike. I cannot keep the left side tight. The shop put some lock tight on it yesterday then about 3-4 miles down the road it was loose again. They told me they could put an epoxy on it and cement it in place. This morning I got to thinking about another idea. These mirror stems have that little set screw. I was thinking about taking it out and drilling into the stem screw then put the set screw back in. That should keep it from ever moving again and allow me to get it off easily if I need to. What do you guys think? Anyone else having trouble with this mirror?
Richard, I had the same exact trouble.....tried the red locktite, etc...still came loose and shook like a wild thing.....finally got some jb weld (not the kwik set) and put it on...solid as a rock and no shaking now....my set up uses the stock base in which I screwed the kury's into, so I can get the mirrors off the bike's handlebars no problem.
 

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Richard

Same problem here in AZ.......tried ALL of the above....helped but not perfect. You guys are gonna' laugh.....BUT, I hope I never have to remove them. Because, I mixed up a little two part JB Weld........took a toothpick and spread it on the male threads......installed (wiped off the excess weld), tightened, adjusted them in the PROPER place and went to sleep. The next day they were ROCK solid......took 'er up to 90-95 for a while and they DID NOT budge....I'm very happy now......Just my $0.02 worth of suggestions.
 

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My 2 cents, being a contractor, and having to adapt things, I would buy a tube of big strech. It is a high rubberized exterior caulk. $4- 1 inch bead streches to 12 inches. Ruff up threads a little, apply and tighten, wait 24 hrs this will form a monolithic gasket adhering both into 1 unit, but with a little effort you can take apart. IMHO
 

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I rode to Richmond IN and back today. This is about a 72 mile ride round trip. On the way to Richmond on Rt 40, there was a head wind of about 20-30 mph. Several times I thought of turning around and heading back because the wind was making in umbearable. But being the competitor that I am, I kept on marching forward to Richmond. Needless to say, about 25 miles into the ride (wind) my right side came loose. I left the house prepaired with wrench's in my pocket. Sound like a HD rider now. Anyway, tightened them up and marched on with no more problems. Coming back with the wind at my back, I was cruising effortlessly at 65-70mph. Made the whole trip out worth it.
 

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Sounds like JB Weld is the ticket. Any certian formula or strength you recommend?
 

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I had problems also with them time to time . I removed the adaptors completly , drilled straight threw the control mounts and installed a allen head chrome bolt and lock washer up threw into the mirrors . It did shorten them a little but I like it and they dont move now .
 
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