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post #41 of 53 Old 07-11-2015, 02:53 PM
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I liked "mrmunsell" bike so much I had to replace my old sad looking windscreen.

I installed a new OEM CBR250R windscreen a couple of weeks ago. Had to do a little trimming to make it fit.

First put some blue painters tape or something similar along the where you will cut shield.

The top of the screen is flat, so I made a mark at top center, then I made a mark 3" on each side of the center.

Next I measured up 4 5/8" from highest point of upper cowl and made a mark on each side. Now I used a big oil drain pan with a 18" radius to connect the side marks to the top marks.

I used a sabre saw w/fine tooth blade to cut the radius, be sure to have tape on shield or under saw. after cutting radius's you will need to cut the thick bead left on the top 6" edge.

Next I used a rasp, then a file and lastly dragged the edge of a utility knife along the edge to smooth it out.
Put a towel or something over dash to keep saw dust out of everything.





Your results may vary depending on how bars are adjusted




I installed CB300F mirrors a couple of months ago, now I can see that car that likes to stop 6" from my rear tire while I'm stopped at a red light.
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Looks good, gyrotumbler. That windscreen trimming process you described is pretty similar to how I went about it as well... I used a Dremel with a cutoff wheel for the cutting and progressively finer grits of sandpaper to clean up the cut.

I like those mirrors. So those are the OEM CB300F mirrors? How well do they handle vibration? I went with some universal mirrors. They get pretty blurry with moderate to hard acceleration. Other than that, they have worked out fine. Yours look much better as well... I am considering giving them a try...


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Thanks.

The mirrors are rock steady just like original 250 mirrors, and you can see the car right behind you.

Unfortunately they were about $150 with all the adapters.

I just looked them up and they are $35 each now

the mirrors were sixty some dollars each when I got mine. Babbitts has the adapters $5.32 each, I paid $10 each.

If you are interested in getting some I would check partzilla and other parts houses too.

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Great, thanks. I just ordered the CB300F mirrors and adapters.

I found similar prices at the online dealers I usually order from. I had checked into this option back when I bought the universal mirrors and I recall the prices being much higher (which is why I tried out the universal ones instead). Maybe Honda dropped the list price since then or something...


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For the gap around the ignition, you might try "Sugru", written up in the latest Popular Science magazine. See https://sugru.com/. The video is highly entertaining !
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I finally have the CB300F mirrors installed (one had to be backordered, etc). They are a major improvement over the aftermarket ones I was previously using. As gyrotumbler said, they are very steady, even at full throttle in the upper revs. And they offer great visibility as well. Definitely worth the extra $ in my opinion. Thanks!


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I too installed the CB300F handlebars and went for a ride. I didn't bend the bars and didn't drop the forks so my driving position is not completely upright. Still I do enjoy my new position.
I don't think I will bend the bars, but I am considering lowering the forks. For those who did, do you see a difference?
I will replace the mirrors to get a better view of the cars on my back and will probably trim the windshield. Mrmunsell what did you use to hide the previous mirrors fixation holes?
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ALach, I used these block off plates:

eBay: Alloy mirror block off plates for Honda CBR 600RR...

Although it doesn't specify that they fit the CBR250R, I had no problems installing them on mine.

Here are some snapshots with the new mirrors and block off plates...





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Thanks mrmunsell. Really great looking bike. I'll probably order the CB300F mirrors as well and the block off plates. I'll wait to install them before trimming my windshield. Looking at the pictures, I guess you've dropped your forks an inch or so. Like it?
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Thanks, Alach. I did drop the forks when I installed the handlebars. I have been happy with it, although I haven't tried the new handlebars with the original fork height for comparison...


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