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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 2019, 8:25 am
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Dukerdr, Are those Honda F2/3 mirrors a pure bolt on ? What years would that convert to ?
They were so close that it wasn't a big deal. We might have drilled one more hole in the Honda plate. We did 3 or 4 bikes for the older guys who needed higher mirrors.

They weren't original Honda mirrors, just Emgo copies of them. (black or faux carbon fiber) Any dealer can order them.
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Matter of fact, the more I think about this, the more I want to do it to mine.

I'm ordering a set as I type this right now. I like to be able to see behind me, and I got used to good mirrors on my Mutlystrada.

I'll get carbon, 'cause I'm a poser.

They're only $25.00 a pair, but you need to get the ones with the little stamped mounting plates that are separate from the mirror itself.

You can wait and see what it looks like on mine if you want.

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Adjust mirrors as you like, scribe the plastic so you can set them BEFORE tightening the screw, remove, disassemble, scuff ball and socket with 40 grit sandpaper, clean, a drop of purple or blue Loctite on the screw, tighten slightly, adjust to your scribed line, tight fully, install, ride.
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With stock mirrors I did as SP3 said, scuffed the ball and socket then used Locktite on the screw to keep it from backing out. What I finally did was removed the stock mirrors and went with large bar end mirrors so I can actually see what is behind me and not just my shoulders and elbows.
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mirrors...

I found these bar-end mirrors work best for me...

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Try a little lapping compound in the ball area just to give it some bite.
Does that make you crouch so low over the tank that you can then see in the mirrors again?
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I know any change in aesthetics is generally unwelcome, but I sort of had it with the stock mirrors. Even with the extension blocks, I was still bobbing and weaving to see what's behind me. Since most of my riding is commuting (often in decent traffic), I would rather have a good read on what's going on around me.

I bought these from Moto Science. If memory serves, they weren't cheap (I think around $100), but they are a direct fit (no post modifications), and functionally, they are amazing (just a simple glance aft now). To my aging eyes, they don't even look that bad. Not for everyone, I'm sure, but worked for me. And yes, retained the stock mirrors in the event I ever sell, which is highly unlikely.
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I'm going to have to cast my vote for CRG bar ends. I have them on all my bikes even the vintage Duc and Norton. They don't "look" right especially on the vintage bikes, and the originals on the 900SS/SP are certainly much more elegant looking than the CRG's, but knowing what the cagers around me are doing in Chicago traffic is much more important to me. The CRG's are solid and don't vibrate and they give me a very wide field of view with just a quick glance. They are a bit expensive but to me it's worth it for the enhanced situational awareness they provide.

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Iíve gone to the cheap eBay bar ends on all my bikes but the SuperGlide. I had already purchased some HD long stem mirrors for it that work well. Though Iím sure the expensive ones are much nicer the cheapos work fine. For a few more bucks you can get a folding one or one with an offset stem. Even though Iíve been able to make the stock SS mirrors stay put you still canít see around your shoulders and they vibrate. Iíve given up on them.

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