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PostSubject: Wider Angle Mirror Upgrade   Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:41 pm

Looking for something else to do during the off months, and noticed the pitting of the chrome on the backs of my short mirrors while giving the bike a wash, so I figured something more stylish and a little wider so I could see around my own shoulders, would be a fitting project. Since nothing I found beyond plain mirrors weren't any longer/wider reach, I decided on these color coordinated extensions in red off the bat, to hopefully get me a little wider angle with the standard length fare offerings:

Riser extenders

Then, I couldn't decide what would look better or get me the best view, so I ordered one set of each of these, and figured I can switch between them as I liked, or just pick the best ones and stick with them...

Skeleton Skull Mirrors




I found the same skeleton hand ones everywhere online, but at this price difference, (saw some at 5 times that amount, that looked identical!), it's worth the wait for everything to come from China, as it's not like I'm not going out on the road anytime in the next couple weeks anyway. I got all of this for about $35, which is less than a lot of places wanted for one set of mirrors, and the reviews were decent on the lot, so I guess we'll see how things pan out in a couple weeks when they arrive. I'll post some pictures of both setups, and see what the arena of professional opinions thinks before I decide on the winner. It may just come down to the ones that let me see properly behind me...
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PostSubject: Re: Wider Angle Mirror Upgrade   Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:13 pm

Ooooh, this page has gone very groovy..... probably those very long links!

Those will look cool on your bike! 

When I looked at the image in the Ebay listing, all the measurements were backwards! Must be mirror image!!
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PostSubject: Re: Wider Angle Mirror Upgrade   Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:02 am

Nah Mal; you're just on the wrong side of gravity! It IS an "image of mirrors" however! Not sure why one link from eBay was so much longer than the other? But the 2nd one seems to have vanished as well? I'll post it here again and see...

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PostSubject: Re: Wider Angle Mirror Upgrade   Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:52 pm

bagtoracer68 wrote:
Nah Mal; you're just on the wrong side of gravity! It IS an "image of mirrors" however! Not sure why one link from eBay was so much longer than the other? But the 2nd one seems to have vanished as well? I'll post it here again and see...

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     That was me Barry, I tried editing it to a link so the page didn't go so large and it disappeared    Sorted now though 
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PostSubject: Re: Wider Angle Mirror Upgrade   Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:03 pm

It’s all smoke and mirrors :)
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PostSubject: Re: Wider Angle Mirror Upgrade   Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:28 pm

simbo wrote:

     That was me Barry, I tried editing it to a link so the page didn't go so large and it disappeared    Sorted now though 

No worries Sim; figured it was something along those lines, seeing how the other two were properly tidied up. I was wondering why the page spread out and I couldn't see all the text on the screen! I understand just enough about computer systems to be dangerous and all, but know fuck all about code and editing stuff. Glad there are professionals around to correct for my ineptitude!  thumup

And Mal; Smoke is my dog's name. I'll try to get him in one of the pictures of the mirrors when I get them fitted! Literal Smoke and mirrors! msrke
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PostSubject: Re: Wider Angle Mirror Upgrade   Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:34 pm

Look forward to seeing that Barry 
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PostSubject: Re: Wider Angle Mirror Upgrade   Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:57 am

Finally got my extenders and one set of mirrors from China, (hoping the other set of mirrors isn't far behind, but haven't gotten a tracking update on my phone since the day after they shipped; must be in some far off province!).




Not super impressed with these so far, but haven't gotten to ride and truly test them yet. Sure; the color coordinated skeleton hands are citchy' kewl, but they're a little tall and small for my liking; stick up like bug-eyes or something, and from sitting on the bike; they look like Robby Robot, (age check on who knows what I'm talking about! windshield looks just like the head!), and remind me of Roger Daltry's scooter on the Quadrophenia album cover! Whatdya' want for $10 tho? Guess I'll sport em' about for a bit, and see if I can see anything behind me... Will try to get Smoke in a shot with the new mirrors when they come!
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PostSubject: Re: Wider Angle Mirror Upgrade   Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:46 pm

For those who didn't get the Robby Robot reference, (or didn't want to admit they were old enough to remember him!). See the resemblance to the view from on the bike?
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PostSubject: Re: Wider Angle Mirror Upgrade   Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:48 pm

Actually got out for about an hour and half yesterday, (long-johns and leather needed with it just over 50F here), and got to road test these mirrors. The view area is obviously smaller compared to the factory units, and the pivots were extremely tight for adjustments, but even with the extenders, they barely reach a position where I could see behind me, so vision wasn't great with the shrunken panorama. STILL waiting for the other set I ordered to come from China! In fairness, the estimated delivery did say as late as April 2nd when I ordered them, but seeing that I've gotten everything else I ordered that day, (mid February!), a couple weeks ago, I really didn't anticipate it taking quite this long, (figured more of a cushion on their part to allow sufficient time), but if not here by then, will have to pursue things with eBay where I ordered them.
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PostSubject: Re: Wider Angle Mirror Upgrade   Mon May 07, 2018 4:01 am

So I gave up on the other mirrors I ordered from China, and got a refund after they said my second shipment also got lost, (couldn't even confirm a ship date; terrible seller!), then ordered the same ones from Amazon, which I received in less than a week! The reason I didn't order them from Amazon the first time was because they were nearly twice the price, and I figured I could wait the few weeks on the China ones to save the money. I had some credit card points built up with Amazon, so I got these for $10 instead of the $18 they were charging. I think I kinda like the styling of these, (even though they don't have the cool skeleton hands!), and they seem a little less shaky at high speed than the skeleton ones, (had an ambulance coming up behind me on the freeway on my way to work last week, and at 70 mph, all I could see was a blur of white and red tracers in the skeleton mirrors). I have these ones on now to test out for a while. Opinions anyone? And Mal, as advertised; Smoke and mirrors!
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PostSubject: Re: Wider Angle Mirror Upgrade   Tue May 08, 2018 6:58 pm

Looking good yet again Barry!
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