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Windshield Screws - Size

Does anyone know what size the screws are that are the side of the frame? I have the side mirrors that mount there and the current screws are not long enough. If you know the right length to get that would be appreciated.
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Does anyone know what size the screws are that are the side of the frame? I have the side mirrors that mount there and the current screws are not long enough. If you know the right length to get that would be appreciated. Thanks, Doug
Bolts with the windshield are M5 x 8mm. Can't help you with the length to also mount mirrors. Keep a light touch though. That brass strip inside strips really easily. Not only because it's soft and only has a couple threads, but also because the angles are a little strange. Super easy to strip. I've changed to the Whitby SS strip on all my builds. It's SAE 10-32 BTW. Wouldn't be that hard to make if you can do simple fabrication.

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Thanks, I have read all the stories regarding the brass strip. Just could not remember the screw size. A light touch and some blue loctite.
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Thanks, I have read all the stories regarding the brass strip. Just could not remember the screw size. A light touch and some blue loctite.
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The screws that mount the windshield frame to the support posts are doing a good job of keeping the windshield in place, When you add mirrors they have to do more and that can lead to problems.

The screws go into the windshield frame "square", which is at a slight angle to the support posts. I haven't seen any mirror mounts that accommodate that slight angle, so the screws enter the brass strip out of alignment and cross threaded. Just so you are prepared for the consequences.

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The screws that mount the windshield frame to the support posts are doing a good job of keeping the windshield in place, When you add mirrors they have to do more and that can lead to problems.

The screws go into the windshield frame "square", which is at a slight angle to the support posts. I haven't seen any mirror mounts that accommodate that slight angle, so the screws enter the brass strip out of alignment and cross threaded. Just so you are prepared for the consequences.

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You are correct, after several times of trying to screw the mirror bracket to the windshield post I gave up. I did not force the longer screw in. The brass threads are still there. I added a little blue Loctite and put the original screw back in. I will have to come up with something else. Not sold on the stock mirrors going into the fender.
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The ones from Finishline Accessories that mount to the bracket that screw on the windshield posts.

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