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Post by oldenuff on Sat 24 Jul 2010, 9:54 am

Like other people on the site I find the standard mirrors hopeless. If anyone knocks them they swing loose and the adjustment is minimal. I have now bought a pair from http://motorcycleproducts.co.uk/. They offer chrome and black and the stem has a friction adjustment with a ball type adjustment on the mirror end so you can re-set/alter them without a spanner. For £40 they seem to make a lot of difference.
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Post by teamster1975 on Thu 29 Jul 2010, 7:07 pm

Which ones did you buy exactly?
I found these but can't tell if they have the friction adjustment.
This is my biggest bugbear; I've bought quite a few different types of mirror over the years and they all seem to move when you get above 60mph! Getting a pair that tighten up when adjusted would be bliss!
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Post by oldenuff on Thu 29 Jul 2010, 7:35 pm

I bought part no 1 x Mirrors Honda CB500 1997-03 (589510) = £35.13 which is actually a pair of round chrome mirrors. Hope that helps.
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Post by teamster1975 on Thu 29 Jul 2010, 7:41 pm

Thanks for that mate Smile It's a shame they don't do rectangular ones, I'll have to have a nose around M&P to get some ideas. Either that or get the current ones in the perfect position & araldite them! Laughing
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Post by oldenuff on Fri 30 Jul 2010, 9:13 am

LocTite is better than Araldite. I believe that there are rectangular equivalents to the ones I bought. The giveaway is to look at the enlarged picture and see the double hexagon at the handlebar end. What you do is fit the lower hexagonal adapter to the brake/clutch lever. Inside the smaller hexagon is a nut which you adjust with a long 10mm socket.
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Re: Mirrors

Post by teamster1975 on Fri 30 Jul 2010, 4:06 pm

I think we're getting our wires crossed! Embarassed
I don't mean the mirror arm coming loose, it's the balljoint that gets sloppy. Now if there were a mirror that allowed you to set the angle of the head & lock it off I'd grab it in a flash!
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Post by oldenuff on Fri 30 Jul 2010, 4:34 pm

The head is on a ball joint that is friction controlled
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Post by teamster1975 on Fri 30 Jul 2010, 4:38 pm

@oldenuff wrote:The head is on a ball joint that is friction controlled

And you can adjust the friction?
Sorry for sounding dimwitted, typing isn't the best medium for a conversation! Laughing
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Post by oldenuff on Fri 30 Jul 2010, 7:35 pm

It seems to be pre-set quite firmly. That is I don't expect it to shift in the wind but I can adjust it quite easily.
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Re: Mirrors

Post by Jaeles on Mon 27 Dec 2010, 12:39 am

Just bought a pair of these:

http://www.virtualvillage.co.uk/pair-of-blue-glass-mirrors-for-motorbikes-scooters-002511-208.html

I've not fitted them yet, but they seem quite good on first impressions.
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Re: Mirrors

Post by rossani on Wed 16 Feb 2011, 8:50 pm

Bought these for mine - good quality, easy enough to adjust and they stay put when you're on the move...

http://www.getgeared.co.uk/LOUIS_Universal_American_Oval_Motorcycle_Mirror?sc=36&category=276
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Post by Caretaker on Wed 16 Feb 2011, 9:57 pm

Good info..I'm looking into them Smile

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