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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-07-2017, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Default Mirror, mirror, on the bike.

What kind does this forum like?

I know, I know. Pretty lame effort at making a funny.

But seriously, I am not a fan of the stock mirrors on my XC. The stem is a little short, and the tear-drop style does not provide much coverage. Although I do kind of like the style of them. So, now that I've completely contradicted myself, I will re-state the question...

What style do you prefer? What brand did you go with? Did you stick with the stock ones? What's with all these questions?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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I'll start this by saying I adjust mirrors (on bike or cage) to "look" down the adjacent lane to facilitate rapid evasive maneuvers. I move my head a bit to see directly behind me. That has saved my fat many times. Consequently, I find the stock mirrors quite adequate. That's worked for me for over 65 years of riding/driving.
Some complain the left mirror is lower than the right. A free remedy is to run out the threads (there are a lot of 'em in the female hole) so to raise the mirror stem. Voila! Higher left mirror.

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What kind does this forum like?

I know, I know. Pretty lame effort at making a funny.

But seriously, I am not a fan of the stock mirrors on my XC. The stem is a little short, and the tear-drop style does not provide much coverage. Although I do kind of like the style of them. So, now that I've completely contradicted myself, I will re-state the question...

What style do you prefer? What brand did you go with? Did you stick with the stock ones? What's with all these questions?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Thanks
My issue with the stock mirrors was that they were so low that when I wore thicker gloves, I would constantly hit them. Victory has another mirror that has a longer stem which worked great for me.

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cant speak about the XC XCT mirrors , but Im ok with my stock Vegas mirrors.
Mirrors are for seeing behind and alongside me

EDIT...Only beef is they go rusty quickly

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I installed these at Americade, and I like them. They're heavy and solid - not as flimsy as the OEM mirrors, helps with vibrations.

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JP Cycle has all kinds of mirrors. Keep in mind you want metric mirrors cause of the threads or get Ness adapters and any of them will fit.

When I had my HD every time I sat on it I would have to adjust the mirrors for whatever reason. On the vision I have never touched the mirrors after the first time I put them in place

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My mirrors started to rust also, I cleaned, polished and then sprayed them with clear coat. No more rust since.
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My mirrors started to rust also, I cleaned, polished and then sprayed them with clear coat. No more rust since.
Ill give that a try though theyre pretty far gone.
Mainly the stalk and nut ,not the actual mirror backing.....which incidentally look identical to the mirrors on a mates 750 Honda Shadow

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Yea, that is what was rusting on my bike. both stems and retaining nuts. Cleaned the rust and some chrome then buffed it out.
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Yea, that is what was rusting on my bike. both stems and retaining nuts. Cleaned the rust and some chrome then buffed it out.
another job to put on the list....I was thinking of black heat shrink but thatd not suit this bike

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Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
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Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
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12.106 @110.90mph
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