Tighting mirror clutch lever brackets.

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Tighting mirror clutch lever brackets.

Post by WiskeyJaR » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:33 pm

My left mirror and clutch lever clamped on the handle bar is loose, have used Allen wrench and tightened screws as much as possible. Mirror and clutch lever is still loose, vibrating and sliding while riding. Can not tighten the screws anymore without stripping the threads.
Any advice on how to tightening mirror/lever clamps?
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Re: Tighting mirror clutch lever brackets.

Post by sKiZo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:42 pm

The handyman's secret weapon ... wrap around the bar to fit.

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Re: Tighting mirror clutch lever brackets.

Post by hotflash44 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:51 pm

think a thin tin bushing to make the clamp tight would work.
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Re: Tighting mirror clutch lever brackets.

Post by S 854 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:12 pm

hotflash44 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:51 pm
think a thin tin bushing to make the clamp tight would work.
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Re: Tighting mirror clutch lever brackets.

Post by VWK75S » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:42 am

S 854 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:12 pm
hotflash44 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:51 pm
think a thin tin bushing to make the clamp tight would work.
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Might be able to make one from a SS hose clamp by cutting the end off with tin snips,
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Post by Msblu79 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:15 am

If you are good with a file you could file or sand the mating faces of the clamps down a bit to allow a tighter grip. :)
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Re: Tighting mirror clutch lever brackets.

Post by Gunfighter » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:14 pm

Make that thin metal bushing out of a strip of aluminum cut from a soft drink or beer can. Wrap the strip around the handlebar and reinstall the clutch lever assembly. This is best done after the can has been emptied.

Shorter screws may also fix this problem.
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Re: Tighting mirror clutch lever brackets.

Post by RC20 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:15 pm

Agreed, better yet make sure its a good beer in the can when you start!

I would make it the width of the clamp. Don't even need a full wrap, 2/3 to 80% would be fine.

Possible to test the screw length with a washer but those would have to be small and not worth the effort. Easier to get a die and put more threads on the screws but also likely a waste of money.

Duct tape will deteriorate over time, ok as a short term fix.

Sanding would take a lot of time and erratic results at best.
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Re: Tighting mirror clutch lever brackets.

Post by S 854 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:15 pm

Soda pop? Beer cans?!?

On our Urals the ONLY thing that should be used is a strip of aluminum shim from the Czars own personal tool box!!!

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Re: Tighting mirror clutch lever brackets.

Post by jeffsaline » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:05 am

Msblu79 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:15 am
If you are good with a file you could file or sand the mating faces of the clamps down a bit to allow a tighter grip. :)
This is a good permanent fix. Doesn't take much skill or time.

Another option if you don't want a permanent fix is to wrap a strip of sandpaper around the handlebar (abrasive surface towards the bar) and put the clamp over it.

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Re: Tighting mirror clutch lever brackets.

Post by tgtrotter » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:16 am

Gunfighter wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:14 pm
Make that thin metal bushing out of a strip of aluminum cut from a soft drink or beer can. Wrap the strip around the handlebar and reinstall the clutch lever assembly. This is best done after the can has been emptied.

Shorter screws may also fix this problem.
I did that for my upper handle bar clamps. The aluminum was worn smoothe.Worked perfect.
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Re: Tighting mirror clutch lever brackets.

Post by Snakeoil » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:22 am

A 2018 should still be under warranty, yes? I would have the dealer provide new perches under warranty. For what you paid for that rig, you should not need to be cutting up soda cans to make your perches tight.
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