mirror trouble

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by shelbyman, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. shelbyman

    shelbyman Member

    I have a 1984 FLHX electra glide It came with short stem mirrors, I bought live to ride mirrors with long stems. Does any one know if I can put the short stems on the live to ride mirrors? or will it be impossible to change them. Thanks for any help you can provide.
  2. jimharvey1

    jimharvey1 Junior Member

    Never heard of changing mirror stems. I just installed a set of those mirrors that mount on the outside of the inner fairing. I like them, a lot! Eventually I may put some chrome trim on them, maybe even with the LED turn signals built in.
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    If your bike already has the short stems, and you already bought the mirrors that come with long stems, can't you just get out some tools and see if the new mirrors will go on the old stems?

    Or are the new mirrors still in the shrink wrap packaging and you want to know the fitment before you open the package?
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    On the mirrors on my bikes you have to take the glass out take out the two tension screws and remove the tension plate and then draw the stem through the hole in the mirror housing
    The difficult part is getting the glass out in 1 piece needs a lot of heat from a hot air gun to melt the glue however more than likely you will brake the glass