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Does anyone know of a good site where a guy can get a decent pair of newreplacement mirrors on the fairingfor a 81 gl1100? I don't want to buy anything used like on ebay from a parts bikeas I'm afraid I'd be buying the same thing I have now. They move a bit and don't want to stay put to well. Thanks!!!!
 

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Where ever you buy them from, make sure you tighten the screw on the bottom of the mirror stem (underside of the mount). I had to re-do one of mine (I bought from JCW). The screw tightens up the mirror assembly and keeps it from wobbling or getting blown around at high speed or passing semi trucks. On the one I had to re-do, the supplied washer was to small. Instead of compressing the spring, it just tightened up againstone side of the spring coil. I put a slightly larger washer on it and it works fine now.

You might be able to tighten up your existing mirrors this way also.

Bob :11grey:
 

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I have been unable to find convex mirrors in the after-market. I bought a set of flat ones from Sabrecycle a couple of years ago and was very disappointed in the picture I could see through them. Found a used OEM mirror on ebay to replace the one I broke.
 

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jackjohn hit it right on the head. The replacement mirrors with the flat glass are near useless even if they stay where you adjust them. I'll bet that anyone who made convex GL1100 mirrors of good quality could sell every single mirror he produced. I'm going to use handlbar mounted mirrors until I can find decent fairing mirrors. Also, there is a seller on Ebay who claims that convex mirrors are illegal. I doubt that, but does anyone know for sure?
 

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If Honda is still mounting convex mirrors on new motorcycles, I think that answers any question of legality.
 

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Convex mittors are still used on many cars in Europe (not sure about the USA). While they have the feature of making other vehicles look further away than they realy are, they do let you see more in the mirror and in my book this makes convex mirrors better.
 

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A convex mirror on the drivers side of an automobile is illegal. On motorcycles, they are perfectly fine, and superior too. My official Oregon motorcycles driver manual even mentions to be aware that some motorcycles haveconvex mirrors.

As far as aftermarket mirrors, I have found the same absence of convex mirrors. Am sure it is much cheaper to cut flat glass to shape that to try and produce curved mirrors to spec.

I was willing to risk the used parts market in order to get the convex mirror when I had to replace mine recently. Found a salvage yard online and had the replacementmirror shipped and installed under a week.
 

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OLD THREAD REVIVAL!

My '82 Aspencade has mirrors where the housing is cracked down the seam, so they basically flop all over the place. I am going to remove them and try to glue them, but I am not confident this will work.

Old Bike Barn no longer lists replacements. Does anyone know of current sources for these fairing mounted mirrors? Thanks in advance!

EDIT - Just found them on JC Whitney and realize the ones I have installed are not stock. Ordered a set from Whitneys.
 
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