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post #11 of 37 Old 06-14-2013, 02:29 AM
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I never would have even considered mirror extensions if you had never brought it up.
Everything about this bike is so much more user friendly than my BMW R65 that I had owned for over 30 years, it is hard for me to understand why people want to mess with things like that great headlight.

But yeah - I've been playing with my mirror adjustment and I have not been happy.
I will probably join you in this experiment!


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Hello,

I bought the "mirror extemders spacers" on eBay USA. They work and do indeed help. But they are no so good like the advertising photos show. Still, I'm a big guy at 6' & 240 lbs. It takes an effort to see directly behind the bike.

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Hello,

I bought the "mirror extemders spacers" on eBay USA. They work and do indeed help. But they are no so good like the advertising photos show. Still, I'm a big guy at 6' & 240 lbs. It takes an effort to see directly behind the bike.

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so you bought the " 1 inch block type" extender? I can tell by just looking at them they just don't cut it....thats why I wouldnt even consider them even if they were cheaper..which they arent

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yeah..these are the ones I ordered...wasnt going to post the link till I was sure they work with our bikes...wouldnt be the first time something was listed as compatible with the cbr250r when it doesnt even come close to fitting.....sellers site says only 10 available tho.

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Thanks for being the Guinea Pig. I'm watching this thread with interest. Better rear vision can only be a good thing.



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Success....they work great....can see behind me with ease..just the ends of my elbows visible in mirror now....a tad bit of vibration revving up thru gears but not enough to outway the positives

BUT...and there always is a BUT....
the mirror bolts were put in with the most potent loctite there is (blue loctite) and they were obviously never intended to be taken out again..So I tried just about everything on the first mirror till I finally got it out...I will cut to the chase and describe how I took the 2nd one out, which took me 5 minutes or less.

take of mirror assembly...put in vise...drill out bolt thru top, going down 3/16 to 1/4" deep..tap in square punch...twist...this will break/sheer off the top of the bolt (this is a good thing..you want it to do that) or you could just hit it with a hammer n flat head screw driver to brake it off..really soft cheap metal screws........... top mirror stem will come off then....catch it before it falls and breaks.

you will then have a 1/4 inch or so of bolt exposed that will still not back out even with clamped on vise grips (I tried)..you must heat it up to break the loctite bond..I used a torch for less than a minute...remaining bolt then extracts with ease.
(yes, I tried heating the bolt for a very very long time on top and bottom before doing any of this..it still just stripped out)

I went to Ace Hardware..bought 2 button head- M8X1.25 bolts...1" long..1 1/4 will work too..reinstalled mirror WITH mirror extenders.....


vise did scratch my paint a tad..touched it up with a can of black spraypaint a few minutes before reinstall



installed ..still have my denali's on mirror stems

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Mine should be here Thursday.
Thanks for the heads up on the install!

I've been thinking about them on every ride since you started this thread!


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So I am working on my first one. It appears that the extender changes the angle of the mirror stem.
Did you have to rotate your mirrors (at the top end) quite a bit to compensate?

Thanks.

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I did manage to remove my first OEM screw with no damage (thanks to your warning).

I put the assy in my vise with it's plastic guards and tightened it well.
Then I applied heat via my plumbers torch (I need one of those pencil torches) to the bottom of the screw (visible on the bottom of the mount and to the head of the screw as well.
Then I put a small dab of valve grinding compound on the tip of my allen socket and put it on my big 1/2" breaker bar. It came free!

The VGC helps the allen key get a better purchase on the fastener.


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