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Re: PC800: Making new wingmirrors
Written by Daniel Page on 3/11/2013 at 12:00 am

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 camera and a piece of free software trying to make a viable 3D model... I have got somthing, but not accurate enough. For my next trick, I will try "Pepakura" (japanese papercraft, originally used for making 3D paper models of manga characters from printed, cut and folded card). There is a way of laminating and glassing the paper to make hard shapes, so I'm going to give this a go too...

Once I have a compatible model, you cut out along the lines on the paper, glue together, then use this as a base for covering in resin and glass, then paint... but more on that this week when I get some designs working. It's started to snow here again in France, so back to warm inside work until I earn enough to rent a proper workshop!

Cheers,
Daniel

Message Thread for message #120419

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.