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Author Topic: Mirrors, yay or nay?  (Read 1815 times)

Lwt Big Cheese

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Re: Mirrors, yay or nay?
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2012, 07:20:41 AM »
I don't change lanes to put me in front of him!
There are a few occasions I actually have to move over to pass people!
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Re: Mirrors, yay or nay?
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2012, 09:56:54 PM »
I can see back about 120 degrees with the goggles on and turning my head as far as it'll go. I can see what's beside me, apparently better than Hamilton can.
I need to know what's behind me! The mirrors are for that.
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Re: Mirrors, yay or nay?
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2012, 06:43:07 AM »
OK got it.

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Re: Mirrors, yay or nay?
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2012, 01:59:51 PM »
 Managed to get a pair of Napoleons off a well known auction site for 15. A bit of modification was needed and as the mirrors weigh much more than the original bar end weights I've left them on the shelf. First test run completed.. verdict..nice.

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Re: Mirrors, yay or nay?
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2012, 03:53:14 PM »
Managed to get a pair of Napoleons

Nice. Those mirrors are sharp.

Out of curiosity, have you plugged the stock mirror holes?  It may be unnecessary, but it's something I plan to do that keeps slipping my mind.  If I don't forget (ha), I may hit up a hardware store, shorten a bolt and fabricate a cap.
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Re: Mirrors, yay or nay?
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2012, 04:21:22 PM »
What stock mirror holes? The bolt goes through the stock holes.
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Re: Mirrors, yay or nay?
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2012, 07:37:25 AM »
What stock mirror holes? The bolt goes through the stock holes.

I believe Rob is talking about the threaded holes in the clutch & brake lever housings from the OEM lollypop mirrors, left empty by converting to bar-end mirrors...

Rob (and all): Check your local NAPA auto parts store; Balkamp part #665-2391. Little plastic plugs, just nice for plugging those empty mirror holes, as postulated originally here by Sub.
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Re: Mirrors, yay or nay?
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2012, 02:03:15 AM »
Thanks - Good tip.  There's a NAPA not too far from me.
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Re: Mirrors, yay or nay?
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2012, 05:30:32 AM »
Put on a set of ape hangers and your bar-ends can look down on the people behind you ;D
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Re: Mirrors, yay or nay?
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2012, 12:02:02 AM »
Rob (and all): Check your local NAPA auto parts store; Balkamp part #665-2391. Little plastic plugs, just nice for plugging those empty mirror holes, as postulated originally here by Sub.

My wife picked some up today at my local NAPA - I haven't tried them yet, but they look like they ought to fit.  They cost around $5 for a package of 18 - NAPA didn't have any smaller quantities.  If anyone needs just a couple of these, you might try a body shop, or, since I seem to have a sudden abundance, send me a PM and I can mail some on...

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Re: Mirrors, yay or nay?
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2012, 01:31:47 AM »
My wife picked some up today at my local NAPA - I haven't tried them yet, but they look like they ought to fit.  They cost around $5 for a package of 18

They fit.  I picked up a pack and also have plenty to spare.  The first one I put in worked like a charm.  The second must not have gone in right and I'm going to have to cut it out (they are in there good).  After removing some unnecessary US market afterthought devices on another bike, I may see if these fit.
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