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Posted by Fritz Wettstein at December 07. 2016

I'm searchin for a stem mounted mirror with a convex glass, rectangular or round.

Any idea?

Fritz

Re: convex mirror

Posted by les_howard at December 07. 2016

Deleted suggestion...

Re: convex mirror

Posted by Fritz Wettstein at December 07. 2016

Previously les_howard wrote:

The Napoleon bar End mirror.

...Best bar end mirror ...


Stem mounted, not bar end.

Fritz

Re: convex mirror

Posted by Chris Grimmett at December 07. 2016

Exactly what I have been looking for - so far unsuccessfully.  I hope somebody knows of one.

Re: convex mirror

Posted by les_howard at December 07. 2016

Previously Fritz Wettstein wrote:

Previously les_howard wrote:

The Napoleon bar End mirror.

...Best bar end mirror ...


Stem mounted, not bar end.

Fritz

 

Oh dear.....only trying to help.........how charming!!!......Pleeeeese forgive me...Frown!

 

Les

Re: convex mirror

Posted by david_evans at December 07. 2016

My Triumph street triple has a decent pair of mirrors and many owners get rid of them to fit dinky little bar end ones, so they regularly come up on ebay for not much. I think they would look ok on a Norton. (I did have to make up a 1" extension to get a view past my elbows)

Re: convex mirror

Posted by john_holmes at December 07. 2016

Try looking for Lambretta or Scooter mirror heads, all the ones I have seen have flat mirrors but at least most of them are stem fit so worth trying to track a convex down.

Re: convex mirror

Posted by Gordon Johnston at December 07. 2016

Might be worth checking the Halcyon website. They certainly have a fair selection of mirrors.

Re: convex mirror

Posted by Fritz Wettstein at December 07. 2016

Previously Gordon Johnston wrote:

Might be worth checking the Halcyon website. They certainly have a fair selection of mirrors.

 

That's a was a excellent suggestion. I've ordered this one: http://classicpartsltd.com/829-replacement-mirror-head.html

Fritz

Re: convex mirror

Posted by Chris Grimmett at December 07. 2016

Thanks Gordon/Fritz, that looks as if it will do the job.  I shouldn't have missed that one, but nevertheless, I did.  They'll wonder why the sudden interest in their mirrors.  I couldn't find anything similar at Stafford last April - embarrassing as I believe Halcyon had a stand there!

Re: convex mirror

Posted by Fritz Wettstein at December 07. 2016

Couldn't manage it to show up correct as I'd like

Fritz

Re: convex mirror

Posted by Fritz Wettstein at December 07. 2016

Previously Chris Grimmett wrote:

…I couldn't find anything similar at Stafford last April - embarrassing as I believe Halcyon had a stand there!

I don't know why this type of mirror isn't a requirement in our scene.

But anyhow, Chris and me got a solution, thanks Gordon.

Fritz

Re: convex mirror

Posted by David Cooper at December 07. 2016

I'm glad they aren't compulsory - I hate the things for giving confusing distance information.  I'd rather move my head a little bit sideways.

Re: convex mirror

Posted by michael_sullivan at December 08. 2016

If you ride fast enough you do not have to worry about what is behind you!!!

Mike

Re: convex mirror

Posted by Barry Carson at December 08. 2016

nothing new. worth a look

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYFla-d1lKA

 

 

baz

 

 

Re: convex mirror

Posted by Fritz Wettstein at December 12. 2016

I've received mine rigth now.

It makes a good impression to me.

The clamp and the associated screw is made of stainless steel and looks very stable.

The mirror itself is mounted in the housing with a rubber edge.

Fritz

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Posted by Fritz Wettstein at December 23. 2016

Re: convex mirror

Posted by Fritz Wettstein at December 23. 2016

In the mean time I've found another Source: http://www.classic-car-accessories.co.uk/acatalog/EXTERIOR_MIRRORS.html

Fritz

Re: convex mirror

Posted by David Cooper at August 04. 2017

Just fitted a Halcyon bar end mirror to my 16H - after scary moment on A3 with van unexpectedly passing far too close...

It's convex (annoyingly as far as I'm concerned).  Very well made.  I already have one on my Dommie - after wasting money on no less than two previous cheap ones that either broke or refused to stay in the right place.

 

Just a warning: the (prewar?) bars on my bike have such thick walls that the hole is only 17mm.  The plug on the mirror is 17.5mm or thereabouts.  So I ended up mounting the three parts on a mandrel in a small lathe and turning it down to fit.  It's very easy since those bits are alloy.  But would be a bit of a problem without a lathe.

I've no idea how thick bars usually are.  But I doubt if they many are as thick as mine nowadays.

Before the 1950's, nobody used mirrors on motorbikes.  So whatever I do is going to be wrong.  But the round ones look better to me on an older machine.

 

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