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Offline OuzoStreet

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Re: Bar end mirrors cheap vs expensive
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2019, 10:40:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by F5 Dave [+]
Go for cheap.  They're going to get knocked off on some Beemers mirrors anyway.

Or in my case, scraped on the garage wall...every chuffing time!

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Re: Bar end mirrors cheap vs expensive
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2019, 07:37:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by OuzoStreet [+]
Or in my case, scraped on the garage wall...every chuffing time!

Thats why mine are turned in

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Re: Bar end mirrors cheap vs expensive
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2019, 08:02:25 PM »
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Thats why mine are turned in

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I can't see anything when I turn mine inwards. I might be a bit fat....

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Re: Bar end mirrors cheap vs expensive
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2019, 08:22:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by OuzoStreet [+]
Or in my case, scraped on the garage wall...every chuffing time!

I have a strategically place piece of thick card fixed to the wall for the very purpose, allows me to get the bike close to the wall, I use a block of wood under the stand to get it nearly vertical and turn the bars to the left so that the mirror clears the wall (just). means the bike is as close the wall as practically possible.

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Re: Bar end mirrors cheap vs expensive
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2019, 08:53:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by Green_Ninja [+]
I have a strategically place piece of thick card fixed to the wall for the very purpose, allows me to get the bike close to the wall, I use a block of wood under the stand to get it nearly vertical and turn the bars to the left so that the mirror clears the wall (just). means the bike is as close the wall as practically possible.

I'm clumsy. There, I said it.  I fall upstairs regularly, walk into doorways, bang my knee on chairs. There just isn't enough cardboard in the world to keep my mirrors safe.

People that know me struggle to understand how I do this....  :001:

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Re: Bar end mirrors cheap vs expensive
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2019, 01:55:37 AM »
*Originally Posted by Green_Ninja [+]
I have a strategically place piece of thick card fixed to the wall for the very purpose, allows me to get the bike close to the wall, I use a block of wood under the stand to get it nearly vertical and turn the bars to the left so that the mirror clears the wall (just). means the bike is as close the wall as practically possible.

Gee I hope that you aren't using the garage for non motorcycle related uses if you want to go to those extremes.   

Push everything else outside including kids bikes, laundry appliances and unused furniture.  Can't think what else you'd put in there aside from bike benches, tools and more bikes.  But people are strange. 

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Re: Bar end mirrors cheap vs expensive
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2019, 10:51:38 AM »
*Originally Posted by F5 Dave [+]
Gee I hope that you aren't using the garage for non motorcycle related uses if you want to go to those extremes.   

Push everything else outside including kids bikes, laundry appliances and unused furniture.  Can't think what else you'd put in there aside from bike benches, tools and more bikes.  But people are strange.

The garage houses 2 Motorbikes (both 765 ST RS's) 4 pushbikes, bench, compressor, tool boxes etc etc and is a 'working' garage as in at least one of the ST RS and a pushbike leave and return each day, so the reason to park the bike (both ST RS's ) is to allow easy access for me and both my lads on a daily basis AND means even with all the bikes in the garage there is still room to work on a bike without having to move every thing out first :-). Oh and we have a car port attached to the front so if we fancy working in the fresh air we can wheel whichever bike out to work on it and not worry about rain etc :-).   

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Re: Bar end mirrors cheap vs expensive
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2019, 07:28:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by OuzoStreet [+]
I can't see anything when I turn mine inwards. I might be a bit fat....

Haha, so am I, but just about manage

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Re: Bar end mirrors cheap vs expensive
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2019, 03:49:01 PM »





Even tho I'm pretty happy with the new mirrors, I'm not entirely convinced they're any different from the el cheapo
ones, the box is exactly the same as the $35 ones in this youtube video
I suspect 'Alchemy Parts' just import from china and slap a sticker on the front claiming it as their own..
  solid enough tho and look great :305:

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Re: Bar end mirrors cheap vs expensive
« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 08:27:54 PM »
They do look good. How do you find the optics? Does stuff in the mirror look 'right' or does get distorted? The ones I bought that looked a little like yours (but we're definitely not the same) were 'orrible.

 


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