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Old 05-02-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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Scooter mirror common problem fix



Small scooters have very narror mirrors they make seeing behind you very hard. I built these for my Kymco Agility for about $3 a piece. All material from ebay and Ace hardware. They are aluminum and stainless fasteners. No special tool were used. Just a saw and drill press.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:32 PM   #2
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You can get a set of mirrors extenders on ebay for $20 and they look much better in my opinion. Try "mirror extenders" search.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:31 AM   #3
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a practical, inexpensive solution to a common problem. way to go, jesionowski.

hit 'em with some black paint and you're good to go.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:01 AM   #4
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Please post the dimensions of that bar stock. Thanks.

Also, mirror extenders can be had for less than $10. I've seen them on Amazon.com and you should have color choices, if that matters.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:04 AM   #5
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Well...

scooters weren't built for us broad shouldered, studly types (like Im sure we ALL are...) LOL

Nice job on those!
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:40 AM   #6
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If yours are round you can easily get the mirrors a couple more inches outboard for better view by increasing the bend of the mirror stems closer to a 90 degree angle.
Added benefit in appearance as this negates that doofy insect antenna look too.

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Old 05-03-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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Please post the dimensions of that bar stock. Thanks.

Also, mirror extenders can be had for less than $10. I've seen them on Amazon.com and you should have color choices, if that matters.
3/8 x 3/4 x 6" . I bought 4 -12'' pcs for $11 including shipping from ebay.

I tried looking on line for anything that would do the job. All the ones I found were about $20 and only extended things about 2" per side

So I built my own. Always way more satisfying at least for me. Form follows function in this case. Not the prettiest but it does exactly what I want it to do.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #8
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Great job! Always more fun to make stuff than buy it!
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:44 PM   #9
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Great job! Always more fun to make stuff than buy it!
So i guess my BS in mechanical engineering finally paid off.

If I dont design and build something, no matter how simple or small every week or so I dont feel right.

I will take them off this weekend, grinds some nice corners on them and paint them black
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:00 PM   #10
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Is there any increase in vibration transmitted to the mirrors?
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Thanks.
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Is there any increase in vibration transmitted to the mirrors?
I wondered the same thing.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:18 PM   #12
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Is there any increase in vibration transmitted to the mirrors?
Yes, But not as bad as you would think. Still very viewable. That aluminim bar is WAY more stiff then it would seem. It tends to vibrate more at idle and less at speed.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #13
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I bought these of EBay.

They work great.





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Old 05-06-2012, 12:45 PM   #14
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So i guess my BS in mechanical engineering finally paid off.
Oh yes! That $100K education saved you $20!

What else you made?
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:17 PM   #15
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Oh yes! That $100K education saved you $20!

What else you made?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...23072&page=122 A solar panel.


Also here is it all painted and road tested. Works great. Those Ebays ones didnt kick the mirrors out far enough.

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