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Old 10-05-2011, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Motorcycle mirrors on a silverado

Some pics showing one of the new mirrors mounted on my 1990 1/2 ton Silverado stepside. The mirrors were for a Yamaha FZR. I filled the space left by the original mirror with a small piece of 1/4 in plywood; that I cut and shaped to size. I attached it with silicone caulk, painted it black and coated that with clear enamel. I then drilled some pilot holes and used self drilling screws to attach it through the wood and door panel. I will be doing the driver side tonight.

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Old 10-05-2011, 02:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice, I may steal that idea.
How much the mirror cost you and where did you get it?
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Nice, I may steal that idea.
How much the mirror cost you and where did you get it?
Thanks, they were around $44.00 with shipping.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That's a huge improvement in frontal area. Do you notice any difference in the view?
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This looks like a good compromise between no mirrors, giving small town cops a reason to pull you over and having external mirrors.
You and I have the same mirrors. So I like this.
Those new mirrors are almost 1/4 the size and with a fisheye sticky you could see more than with a big mirror and no fisheye sticky.
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Good, we can cancel that pipeline now.
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Thanks, they were around $44.00 with shipping.
My Google-Fu yielded two motorcycle junkyards within 30 minutes of me.
May have to check them out and see when they have and if prices are reasonable.
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That's a huge improvement in frontal area. Do you notice any difference in the view?
There is a difference, just because of the size. They do what they're designed for though.
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Nice, I may steal that idea.
How much the mirror cost you and where did you get it?
Sorry I didn't post this earlier, the link to where I got these.
EMGO MIRROR YAMAHA YZF/FZR RIGHT 20-86871
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I agree with Frank, it seems like a tiny improvement will be seen and that it will take away from the utility of a utility vehicle, whenever I drive a pickup truck I am really glad that the mirrors are big because I use trucks for hauling stuff and I like to be able to keep an eye on my load and to have a clear view when I'm backing up.
Have you done anything to clean up the air flow on the underside of the truck?

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