What Kinda Bike Is That?
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mount Desert Island, Maine
4 mirrors = Bifocals.
I would like to replace the handlbar mirrors with mirrors that are mounted farther forward and more inline with my focused vision, (Road, GPS, Guages, Mirrors).
I find that I have to refocus my vision from Forward to the Side to see what's in the mirrors.
I found these on a closeout rack at my local dealership. They are Honda VFR mirrors. I got them for $25.00 for the pair and guessed at a mounting location, (working by myself here........), somewhat forced by the fairing attachments underneath the front cowling.
I will confess that I DID NOT get them exactly where I need them to achieve what I was looking for. But, they do fill a blind spot for me while riding on the highway. I am going to leave them for now and later try shimming them a bit with an angled plastic base. Just sort of burnt out on working on the bike and just want to ride it! Eventually, I want to get back to just two mirrors; mounted up front on the cowling.
You are exactly right!
I sprayed the luggage rack, (The OEM powdercoating I could scrape off with my fingernail), Motech Skid Plate, my homemade PIAA light bar and the windshield with a rubberized, non-asphalt, undercoat paint I purchased at my local autoparts store. Essentially, I Rhinolined some of my bike. Up close, people have given me positive compliments about the looks.
Seeing what some of the Flat Black Club members have done, I will Rhinoline my muffler guard to keep the look going.
2007 DL-650 (I gave away in 2012 with 111,000 + miles)
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