Need A Side Mirror

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  1. Nova Prospekt

    Nova Prospekt New Member

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    Hey, I need a side mirror for my bike, but I need one that doesn't shake and is stable and doesn't move down cause of the vibrations. Does anybody know where I can get one like that, or if I can make one myself and what materials to use for it.
     
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    Yes, those are it... They're decent, but when you get going, and vibrations start, you really can't see very well out of them.

    So, get them if you need to make you street legal. But, they're not the best. Also, you can see slightly, as in the cars behind you a little bit...
     
  5. The_Aleman

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    I used a Third Eye bar-end mirror for almost a year. Worked excellent in all conditions, but a tad bit small.
    http://www.amazon.com/Third-Eye-Bar-Bicycle-Mirror/dp/B001600YZ4

    When I changed my bars to a set with less rise, I couldn't see out of it anymore due to my big ol paws being in the way. On went 2 of these:
    www.amazon.com/Cateye-1900080-BM-300G-Road-Mirror/dp/B000P1Q170/

    That Cateye road mirror does the job great, but it's susceptible to moving when you fight nasty headwinds while traveling over ~25MPH.
     
  6. 2door

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    If you're lucky enough to have a motorcycle salvage yard near you check on what's available there. I use a 7/8" shaft collar to make a handlebar mount then weld a 10mm nut to the collar. Most motorcycle mirror shafts are 10mm. I don't have any vibration issues and my mirrors give me a clear view of what's sneaking up on me.

    Tom
     
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    2door,

    Great tip!

    Chris
    AKA: BigBlue
     
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    Actually, I put a bar end mirror on my Buell when I had it. It took a while to get used to it. But, I'll tell you what, they're great...
     
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    Mirrycle MTB Bar End Mountain Bicycle Mirror

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    Rugged, vibration resistant & inexpensive, I like it 'cause due to it's riser it's insanely adjustable (sitting or standing) and best yet, it folds in when you smack something with it like a branch, door frame or the ground ;)
     
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