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Re: PC800: Making new wingmirrors
Written by Daniel Page on 3/10/2013 at 12:00 am

Hi Douglas,

Back on the mirrors again, I missed your post a year ago :)

Originally, the first was ripped off when a belgian truck was looking at a police pollution checkpoint on his left rather than the red light in front and scraped himself up my left side... It's a sobering sight to see a 5 foot rubber tyre come rubbing across your left shoulder... The other was smashed when I fainted after an asthma attack (first in 15 years) and trying to park the bike before I fell off it. I fell off. Crunch. Luckily I had stopped.

After this, the M3 mirror, I caught a truck with it when avoiding some idiot who decided to pull out without looking, what was a near miss made another crunch as the mirrors did not fold and they stuck out another good 2 inches from the originals... I do not suggest you try any of these :)

For the last year I installed bar mounted mirrors from an old BMW GS (square shaped), and they work very well and integrate well into the bike... but I have now got a panoramic high windshield and the mirrors get in the way!

Fiberglass replicas may be the way to go, but for the moment, I am thinking how to bolt Packrat's mirrors onto the original mount points, as they are easy to adjust and fold in if anyone bumps into them...

Cheers,
Daniel

Message Thread for message #120381

dl_page
3/30/2012, 09:36 am
Making new wingmirrors
Hi everyone, Just a quick rant. After shattering one wingmirror and with a second damaged, I have finally found, a pair of used, but complete wingmirrors, over here in France. Total cost for the pair : 500 euros - about 670 dollars...

    bobb_todd
    3/30/2012, 02:54 pm
    Making new wingmirrors
    I just broke one and someone pointed me to Mrpacrat’s fix. If I had seen it first I might have done it rather than buy a new one. An aluminum plate mounts on the 4 screws. Paint it to match your bike. Then any car or bike mirror and turn

      mrpacrat
      3/30/2012, 03:05 pm
      Making new wingmirrors
      Here are pics of my cheap-o mirrors for you consideration. They will spare you a lot of heartache... http://tinyurl.com/7efdj7v And here are the mirrors - under $15 for the pair:

        dl_page
        3/31/2012, 09:46 am
        Making new wingmirrors
        Hey hey, it's those truck mirrors again ;) I did do a test and install fixed mirrors (BMW M3 style) but one got ripped off the day after installing it, so I really need "classic" mirrors... what is a PITA is that I cannot find a

          douglasvanb
          3/31/2012, 05:33 pm
          Making new wingmirrors
          What on earth are you doing to rip off so many mirrors? And how can I do this, too? Cheers! Douglas --- In i

    daviddockstader
    3/30/2012, 04:36 pm
    Making new wingmirrors
    If all you need is the glass you should be able to find a mirror shop that will make a mirror to fit. I've had mirrors made here in Louisville quite inexpensively. As far as making the shells, I've had a similar thought. For years I was

    Daniel Page
    3/10/2013, 12:00 am
    Re: PC800: Making new wingmirrors
    Hi Douglas,Back on the mirrors again, I missed your post a year ago :)Originally, the first was ripped off when a belgian truck was looking at a police pollution checkpoint on his left rather than the red light in front and scraped

    douglasvanb
    3/10/2013, 12:00 am
    Re: PC800: Making new wingmirrors
    Hi Daniel,Wow you have had many close scrapes! I'm glad you're still here to tell the tale and still riding.By chance do you have any friends with a 3D printer? With some clever tinkering, they could print you a new mirro

    Daniel Page
    3/11/2013, 12:00 am
    Re: PC800: Making new wingmirrors
    Oh yes, give anything heavier than me a very wide birth :)I did think about the 3D printer thing, I need to find someone with a 3D scanner though... To tell the truth, I spent the final day of my holidays with a rotating stool, a digital cam

    wynndungey
    3/11/2013, 12:00 am
    Re: PC800: Making new wingmirrors
    I'm sure there's instructions on how to make a 3D scanner with a Kinect unit. Think it was about $100 and the Kinect unit. Just a bunch of college kids not wanting to wait or spend thousands of dollars.