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Dumb mirror question: How does one snug them down while aligning them?

Since screwing down the mirror seldom results in it being in the "right" place, I see there is a nut of sorts with a stud under the mirror. Of course, I could BARELY get the thing to turn and feared damage or scratching of the paint on the underlying handle.

What am I missing? Want to put in the mirror extenders, but see an issue here. Weird, since I am normally quite mechanically inclined. Must be fear of damage to a new item!
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I am not quite sure I understand what you are trying to say. There is a mounting stud that goes into the mounting hole. If you are just installing the mirror extenders, just remove it (still attached to the mirror) from the mounting hole on the bars and install the extenders and screw the mirrors into them. The V mirrors are designed to be easy to adjust. There is an adjustment tension nut inside of the chromed part of the stem. The mirrors move if this nut gets too loose.

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Since screwing down the mirror seldom results in it being in the "right" place, I see there is a nut of sorts with a stud under the mirror. Of course, I could BARELY get the thing to turn and feared damage or scratching of the paint on the underlying handle.
I dont know if its the same on your 09 but on my 10 it is arranged as:

Mirror Stem (Left-Hand Thread on both left and right mirrors)
Jam-Nut
Ferrule-Nut (I dont know if its a left or right-hand thread and mine appears to have a bead of an epoxy-like substance at the joint with the lever housing so Im not even going to try & turn it)
Clutch/Brake Lever Housing

And I screw the Mirror Stem all the way in & then back it off to the desired position and then tighten the Jam-Nut against the Ferrule-Nut

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