Best Mirror

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by TeddyB, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. TeddyB

    TeddyB New Member

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    I have tried 3 mirrors on my bike and have not found any I like. They all seem to vibrate loose .

    Im wondering if anyone makes a clutch or brake lever for bicycles with the mirror mounted right on the lever, like the ones on my Honda? :ride:

    Ted
     
  2. Technocyclist

    Technocyclist Motorized Bicycle Senior Technologist

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    I used one of those 'strap-ons'. They never fall off loose because it's strapped on with a rubber thingy that absorbs the vibration. It's a Zefal 'Spy Mirror' strap anywhere. The good thing about this is that you can strap it almost anywhere on your bike.

    ComCycle USA - Product Info: Zefal Spy Mirror Bike Bicycle
     
  3. Finfan

    Finfan New Member

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    I found a mirror at Ace Hardware for about $8 that inserts into the end of the handlebar. It seems quite steady when riding. Although I have to adjust it every time I start out because I am always bumping it.
     
  4. misteright1_99

    misteright1_99 New Member

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    Why not buy a clutch mount from a motorcyle, from Ebay. Might be able to find one with mirror and lever complete. Just make sure it is for 7/8" not 1" bars.....Heres one from a Honda........


    eBay Motors: 1980 Honda CB750F Clutch Lever (item 110307717746 end time Nov-10-08 17:08:18 PST)
     
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  5. TeddyB

    TeddyB New Member

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    I just bought another mirror today ,found it at a schwinn shop so time will tell.

    good Idea though the e bay thing. A motoecycle lever might be a bit of overkill but i was thinking that, probably would buy a new one if I decided on that.

    :ride: Ted
     
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    The ones we use are from the motorcycle shop. They attach to the end of the bars and are tighten up with an allen wrench. They have never moved since I installed them. They aren't the cheapest ones. I paid $45 for two of them so I put one on my bike and Dean's.
     
  8. old motorbike

    old motorbike New Member

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    I found a cheap, universal clamp-on at a motorcycle shop.
     

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    I have a good quality clamp on mirror, to ensure it doesnt move put a small self tapping screw thru the clamp and into the handlebar, I also loctite this screw.
     
  10. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    If you use a motorcycle mirror...may I suggest mirror dampers that take out 99% of the vibration.

    They are around $10-15 and can be picked up at most motorcycle stores. I used a pair on my XR600 and even at 70mph bouncing, jumping through the desert my mirrors where nice and steady. On the street, they where absolutely perfect.
     

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