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Author Topic: G5 deluxe mirrors  (Read 1354 times)

Gypsyjon

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G5 deluxe mirrors
« on: November 28, 2012, 11:19:56 PM »
The mirrors on my 2010 Bullet Deluxe a so short as to be useless.
NField gear offers extensions but say they will only fit the c5.

Anyone know if this is true?

If so does anyone have a solution?

It is very freaky not being able to see behind me and dangerous too.

TIA

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Re: G5 deluxe mirrors
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 11:28:04 PM »
Bar end mirrors work the best. You'll live longer.
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Re: G5 deluxe mirrors
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 12:21:33 AM »
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Re: G5 deluxe mirrors
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 03:39:10 AM »
have to say I love my standard mirrors on my 2011 G5 . Give a real nice view of my elbows and not much else no matter how much you adjust them ,after-all that's all I want to see in them , right?
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Ducati Scotty

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Re: G5 deluxe mirrors
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 03:44:05 AM »
+1

+2.  Don't get cheap ones, they vibrate too much.  I like Napoleons.

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Re: G5 deluxe mirrors
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2012, 05:05:26 AM »
+2.  Don't get cheap ones, they vibrate too much.  I like Napoleons.

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Re: G5 deluxe mirrors
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 05:07:49 AM »
Give a real nice view of my elbows and not much else no matter how much you adjust them ,after-all that's all I want to see in them , right?

Gumball Rally Rule #1: What's behind you is not important.
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Re: G5 deluxe mirrors
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2012, 05:35:56 AM »
..............What's behind you is not important..............

Unless, you ride a Bullet.
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Re: G5 deluxe mirrors
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2012, 07:25:52 AM »
Napoleons work great for me. The added weight on the bar ends helps with the vibration as well.
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Re: G5 deluxe mirrors
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2012, 03:41:26 PM »
I'm using some very good $15. Bar-Ends I got on Ebay in conjunction with some repro Hella Bar End Signals. The mirrors are slightly convex & steady enough to give an excellent view.
  I have found good mirrors to be very valuable in spotting car top Light-Bars before any mischief is done. Enclosing a picture of mine.  Cheers!
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Re: G5 deluxe mirrors
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2012, 04:54:11 PM »
I'm using some very good $15. Bar-Ends I got on Ebay in conjunction with some repro Hella Bar End Signals. The mirrors are slightly convex & steady enough to give an excellent view.
  I have found good mirrors to be very valuable in spotting car top Light-Bars before any mischief is done. Enclosing a picture of mine.  Cheers!

I use the same mirrors (only in black) and I love them so much ~ I bought a second set just-in-case I crunch one.

They are cheap, work well, and slightly convex. - the perfect combination !

I'm not worried about light bars sneaking up behind me, I ride mostly on the belt-way 'round town and I'm watching to make sure I don't get run over !!!!!

I like your signals!  where did you get them?   Do they make them with an acorn shaped lense ?  how is the wiring routed ?
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Re: G5 deluxe mirrors
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2012, 05:43:57 PM »
Napoleons are probably the easiest to mount. And offer a lot of positioning options.
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Re: G5 deluxe mirrors
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2012, 03:30:55 AM »


I like your signals!  where did you get them?   Do they make them with an acorn shaped lense ?  how is the wiring routed ?
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My signals are pretty exact repros of the 60 year run of german Hella's, except they have longer shanks. I was able to make a spacer ring to mount the mirrors on. I bought them from BLUEMOON SCOOTERS in vietnam. they were MUCH cheaper than original Hella signals. they are routed through the Handle bars (some drilling required) There are several different contemporary styles of signals for sale on Ebay. I'm fond of the traditional period style of the Hella's.
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Re: G5 deluxe mirrors
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2012, 03:54:42 AM »
I'm using some very good $15. Bar-Ends I got on Ebay in conjunction with some repro Hella Bar End Signals. The mirrors are slightly convex & steady enough to give an excellent view.

I just ordered some of those.  For $15 I figured I'd give them a whirl.

Scott

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Re: G5 deluxe mirrors
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2012, 07:36:36 AM »
How do the napoleans mount?
TIA
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