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Old 04-22-2010, 09:17 AM   #16
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What's the story with the reflector? Can you post a picture of how that's implemented?
The reflector is glass, and it has the same bend as SAE spec for driver side rearview mirrors - 40" radius of bend. The effect is subtle but gives better field of view, without making things that are close look far away.

I wanted an indestructible reflector, so I tried a bunch of different plastic options, but chose against them all for two reasons. First, when they get muddy and you wipe them off with your glove, they scratch. Glass is about the only thing that doesn't. Second, the optical qualities left something to be desired.

They are held in place with silicone, and are inside a bezel molded into the mirror. So far, I've not had any come loose or break, and I've tried pretty hard.

If you break the mirror stalk, I'll replace it for free, just send me a picture and a story. If you break the lens itself, you can buy a replacement on the site, which is better than any other mirror company will do.

You can see the bezel in this shot, if you look really hard (and ignore the scenery!)...



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Finally! Nice work Ned - what took you so long?
Getting the details right took forever! Hi, Dave!
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:22 AM   #17
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Looks very clever!
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:41 AM   #18
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can you comment on which type of bikes the long or short arm work better or is it just personal preference?
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:09 PM   #19
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Just ordered some; Thanks for the hard work!
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Old 04-22-2010, 02:08 PM   #20
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Ned, Thanks for answering my questions. I just ordered my first set. I think I am going to need a set for my GS too but I sure am looking forward to not having to remove my mirrors on the little WR250X/R anymore

And I am betting I will be able to see something besides my shoulders

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Old 04-22-2010, 02:10 PM   #21
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can you comment on which type of bikes the long or short arm work better or is it just personal preference?
I had this same question and he told me that they are really only 1" difference. He went with the longer ones to get the mirror further towards the center when they are folded down and that they offer a little more adjustment to see past your shoulders when they are up. That is what I just ordered. I'll report back after I have tried them out. I am really looking forward to these.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:09 PM   #22
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order placed....have a whole box of the alum arms, both long and short. will gimme a chance to experiment for a "non-shoulder" view.
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:14 PM   #23
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I wonder why not the plastic arms. The website says the they recommend the aluminum ones. I wonder if they do not get enough grip on the mirror's plastic ball.
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:47 PM   #24
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Ordered Up....Thanks Ned.
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:47 PM   #25
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Freaking. Genius. < shakes head at the simplicity of a great idea >


Couple of bucks more than those shitty acerbis ones, but at least these are useful as an actual mirror. Great idea, Ned. Thanks for bringing it to market!
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:14 AM   #26
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Just broke my third mirror I'm sure tired of replacing them! I just placed my order and I'm looking forward to a break free mirror
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:06 AM   #27
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:50 PM   #28
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Thumb Thanks Ned!

With the RAM mount these a very adjustable, the glass has great visibility and they fold down and out of the way nicely.



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Old 04-27-2010, 08:11 AM   #29
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Mirrors for Ural

Looks like the standard ones for Kawasaki will fit my Ural. Order placed.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:36 AM   #30
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Got mine in the mail yesterday and just put them on. They are even better in person. I am looking forward to seeing something besides my arm pit or my shoulder. Can't wait to take them for a spin.
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