Scooter mirror common problem fix

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  1. jesionowski

    jesionowski Chicagoland Burgman

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    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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  2. Hardguy

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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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  3. ronnath

    ronnath Long timer

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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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  4. Bronco638

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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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  5. gogogordy

    gogogordy Long timer

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    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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  6. Hammerspur

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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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  7. jesionowski

    jesionowski Chicagoland Burgman

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    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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  8. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    Great job! Always more fun to make stuff than buy it!
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  9. jesionowski

    jesionowski Chicagoland Burgman

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    So i guess my BS in mechanical engineering finally paid off.:rofl

    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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  10. knucklehead90

    knucklehead90 Been here awhile

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    Is there any increase in vibration transmitted to the mirrors?
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  11. Bronco638

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    Thanks.
    I wondered the same thing.
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  12. jesionowski

    jesionowski Chicagoland Burgman

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    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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  13. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    I bought these of EBay.

    They work great.

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  14. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    Oh yes! That $100K education saved you $20! :rofl

    What else you made?
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  15. jesionowski

    jesionowski Chicagoland Burgman

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  16. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    Solar panel - very cool!


    Extenders look good!
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