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PostSubject: Mirrors with longer arm   Sat 24 Oct 2015, 05:00

As many have stated, stock mirrors on Swing don't seem to reach out enough. One solution is mirror extenders easily found on eBay.

I purchased a set of these but ended up finding a set of mirrors on eBay that had a longer arm without the need for the extenders.  Shipped from Taiwan in 5 days and the seller provided excellent service, nicely packaged and product looks as well made as stock mirrors so far. Seller also has other styles and shapes if these don't have look you want.  Many have nice images of dimensions so you can see if they will be right size and reach.

Magazi Hawk Mirrors

Photo shows the reach difference of the stock vs the replacement mirror.



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PostSubject: Re: Mirrors with longer arm   Sat 24 Oct 2015, 06:33

Have you tried them yet at speed, I have found with after market mirrors they vibrate much more than the genuine ones.
I was on a site yesterday and someone had fitted Burgman (must wash my mouth out now) mirrors to their SW they are wider and fit straight on.
Be interested to see how yours perform.
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PostSubject: Re: Mirrors with longer arm   Sat 24 Oct 2015, 08:05

Tommo,

I rode into work this morning and I didn't notice any issued but it was dark and a bit wet from rain and barely a car to see in the mirrors so I didn't get going as fast as normal and didn't have much to use them for.  I'll see how they work on the way home in the light and moving faster.  The mounting bolt is longer than the OEM, so they fit tight in mount and they have a rubber boot that slides over the mount as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Mirrors with longer arm   Sat 24 Oct 2015, 11:14

Early Honda CB750 round mirrors work fine are cheap on much longer stems....Try Dennis Kirk in US.
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PostSubject: Re: Mirrors with longer arm   Sat 24 Oct 2015, 13:31

I fitted Burgman 400 mirrors, after having my original Silverwing (bought in 2010) for about a month. I also run a Burgman 400 that is the reason I got a pair for the Silverwing, that, and the fact I need to tilt the mirrors down to pass through my gateway. I keep the original mirrors in a box and when trading in put them back on. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Mirrors with longer arm   Sat 24 Oct 2015, 15:59

I also tried Burgman 400 mirrors---they work but are expensive if you have to buy them.
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PostSubject: Re: Mirrors with longer arm   Sat 24 Oct 2015, 23:26

I installed mirror extenders on both of the SWs I've owned as well as on two friends SWs. These are the ones I used. They extend just enough to greatly improve the view and don't seem to increase the visible vibration in the image much if at all. These are the ones I used, inexpensive and quick delivery. Fifteen minute install.

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PostSubject: Re: Mirrors with longer arm   Sun 25 Oct 2015, 00:40

Exavid,

Those are the same extenders I purchased in case the mirrors didn't work out or I decide to go back to the Honda mirrors.

John,

I had heard that mirrors from some Honda CBxxx models worked as well as from the Reflex, but I didn't want round mirrors and I was looking to upgrade to a more modern looking mirror, a more streamlined or aero look.

Rode home from work in daylight and at speeds up to 55MPH, no vibration, needed to get used to teh shape and make some final adjustments but they do extend out farther and do not get blocked by my arms as the OEM Honda ones, the extra inch or so give just enough extension for my needs.  Will see how they hold up over time, I always have the OEM ones to go back to with the extensions if needed.
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PostSubject: Re: Mirrors with longer arm   Sun 25 Oct 2015, 00:47

I have a set of the same ones as exavid has and like them a lot. I have them adjusted so that they just catch my Givi top box so that I have a point of reference to sight from.

The ones that bicyclenut has look pretty nice also.
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PostSubject: Re: Mirrors with longer arm   Sun 25 Oct 2015, 08:06

Mirror extenders, put them on, tighten 'em up so there's good clearance from the wings of the Airflow on full lock, adjust your mirrors, push a couple of black plastic blacking grommets into the hexagon bolt heads, and you're done.

Well that's it in theory but I find the mirrors slacken off if you bump into accidentally bump them, I'd have to get the thread lock out sometime.
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PostSubject: Re: Mirrors with longer arm   Sun 25 Oct 2015, 09:41

I have the same extenders as exavid on my present Silverwing and had Honda ones on the other.

I carry an extra spanner to tighten up the nearside mirror if I knock it; the offside mirror more or less 'does up' without the help of the spanner.


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PostSubject: Re: Mirrors with longer arm   Mon 26 Oct 2015, 01:05

I put a bit of Loctite blue on the threads of the attachment bolt and the mirror threads.
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PostSubject: Re: Mirrors with longer arm   Mon 26 Oct 2015, 21:39

HI all. I just switched on my swing mirrors with my Honda reflex mirrors today. I can not belie the change!! I can look in the left mirror and see the right shoulder very close behind me. The same looking in the left mirror and see right shoulder. It makes you feel much safer!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Mirrors with longer arm   Mon 26 Oct 2015, 23:56

Sounds like your mirrors might be cross-eyed. :lol!:
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PostSubject: Re: Mirrors with longer arm   Fri 30 Oct 2015, 09:19

I installed the below mirrors shortly after purchasing my Silver wing in 2012. Quality slightly worse than OEM but at least I can see something other than my shoulders! Slight vibration at certain speeds but not a problem. Would buy them again...:

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PostSubject: Re: Mirrors with longer arm   Fri 30 Oct 2015, 21:23

Question since I bought mine used from the 2nd owner how long were OEM arms? I'm not having any issues with my mirrors. Mine may not be stock as someone installed a Givi windshield and had a Givi Mono box ready for installation.
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PostSubject: Re: Mirrors with longer arm   Fri 30 Oct 2015, 22:16

I've not had any problems with mine either and I know they're standard as I bought the scoot new in 2011. I can see just fine in them even when I'm wearing a bulky over jacket.
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