My 2004 (at least) has a metal frame stay,
and a flat tab with 2 holes in it that is welded to the stay. (the long way)
So ya got about 1+1/2 to 2 inches of high quality Japanese weld. It's not gonna break off.
The mirror has 2 studs on it that pass through the tab and they bolt up from underneath.
The mirror is a long lever perfectly bolted to, and mated to, the tab that you are trying to bend.
Grab it, and pull it back into place.
I believe it's a total waste of time to take the bike apart, unbolt the mirror, grab the tab with some other tool, and bend it back.
The best tool for the job is the mirror that is already bolted to the tab.
From what I can tell, that tab will bend back long before the studs bend or anything else gives way.
The studs can't even bend.
They pass though a gasket, and then through the tab,
and nuts are run up on them from the other side.
That mirror has a death grip on the tab.
Bend away, my friend.
Last edited by GuitarDave; 01-14-2018 at 06:34 PM.