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post #1 of 26 Old 07-23-2006, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Really dumb mirror question.

I mean, like, I'm saying the question is really dumb. I'm not implying that the mirror is dumb. How could it be? It's an inanimate object. Dumb question, O.K. mirror.

Whew, on to the point...

What is the mechanism that holds the mirror onto the stem? You can reposition the mirror, and it seems to hold, but there's no nuts or bolts or stuff like that to adjust or tighten. Am I missing something?

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post #2 of 26 Old 07-23-2006, 08:58 PM
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There is a ball that is held tight enough that it won't move on its own but you can reposition with enough force.

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post #3 of 26 Old 07-25-2006, 01:16 AM
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Here's really dumb mirror question . . .

I didn't think that was such a dumb question; so, here's my attemp at a really dumb mirror question: I'm getting tired of looking at my man titties in the mirrors, is there a way to spread them out a few inches wider without having to buy nearly a hundred bucks worth of billet aluminium from someone like sw motech?

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Re: Here's really dumb mirror question . . .

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I didn't think that was such a dumb question; so, here's my attemp at a really dumb mirror question: I'm getting tired of looking at my man titties in the mirrors, is there a way to spread them out a few inches wider without having to buy nearly a hundred bucks worth of billet aluminium from someone like sw motech?

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Wow, someone else who doesn't like the stock mirrors.. imagine that!

Mirror extenders may be in your future, amclean. Or just change the stockers for something else that will be a heck of a lot less than a c-note.. and will give you a view of well, someone else's, preferrably belonging to the driver behind/beside you.

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post #5 of 26 Old 08-02-2006, 05:54 PM
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I finally had enough and bought a set of GS500 mirrors, more rectangular in shape the stems are a bit longer. Much improved. Also use an extender that is 1 1/4 inches long. Used to make them for the boys at ZRX.org. If I could find some time on a CNC might be able to make up a few sets if there is an interest.
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Qixilver, did you find any difference in airflow with the new mirrors? I wonder if the stock mirrors are part of the noise/wind/buffetting equation on the Stroms.

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I wonder if the stock mirrors are part of the noise/wind/buffetting equation on the Stroms.
They are...at least for me they are.

Take yours off and go for a spin, you'll be able to tell pretty quick.

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I finally had enough and bought a set of GS500 mirrors, more rectangular in shape the stems are a bit longer. Much improved. Also use an extender that is 1 1/4 inches long. Used to make them for the boys at ZRX.org. If I could find some time on a CNC might be able to make up a few sets if there is an interest.
Sign me up if you get to the shop and make some extenders 8)

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So now we mirrors designed in a wind tunnel, wonderful.

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So now we mirrors designed in a wind tunnel, wonderful.
HUH? Remember WW, posting while impaired may confuse the sober readers...

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