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Tons FE parts. Gotta go

Gr8adv

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Not shown but avail are stock 16x18 wheels and tire. Pics avail if you want.

All items with less than 200 miles and look as good or likely better that anything you will see on the showroom floor.

All prices 50% off dealer cost. Will package deals. All items must go, preferably by the end of Feb.

Message with any questions. Thx. Ken
 
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B4rn3y

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I notice the OEM mirrors in your collection of ”surplus” items, which must mean you have found nicer ones. Can I ask what they are and if you have posted a photo of them installed? Of the very many photos posted of mods, I can’t recall seeing any new mirrors?! Thanks.
 

Gr8adv

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I notice the OEM mirrors in your collection of ”surplus” items, which must mean you have found nicer ones. Can I ask what they are and if you have posted a photo of them installed? Of the very many photos posted of mods, I can’t recall seeing any new mirrors?! Thanks.
Good catch. The Mickey Mouse ears are traditional and a good throw back to the early bikes. I had the same one in my /5. But that doesn't mean I have to like them.

I wanted something more in tune with the flowing lines on the bike, especially the fishtails. Oddly enough my favorite was something cheap. How could that be??C04041FA-C1EE-400F-9E5A-9DF32163FDE1.jpeg113C4167-2D01-47C3-95E4-2844790E9319.jpeg
 

Tokyo R18

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Good catch. The Mickey Mouse ears are traditional and a good throw back to the early bikes. I had the same one in my /5. But that doesn't mean I have to like them.

I wanted something more in tune with the flowing lines on the bike, especially the fishtails. Oddly enough my favorite was something cheap. How could that a
Those mirrors look nice. How is the quality and visibility vs stock as they are much lower? Thanks for the feedback.
 

Tokyo R18

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I bought the Arlen mirrors and installed them last weekend. They look much better than the stock mirrors but they vibrate a lot more at higher speed. Visibility / field of view is also much smaller. It probably take some time to get adjusted. Will keep them on for a while to see how it goes.
 

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Gr8adv

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I bought the Arlen mirrors and installed them last weekend. They look much better than the stock mirrors but they vibrate a lot more at higher speed. Visibility / field of view is also much smaller. It probably take some time to get adjusted. Will keep them on for a while to see how it goes.
yes they are a bit smaller. it doesn't make sense that they vibrate more as the fit exactly as the stock ones.
 

OilHead

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yes they are a bit smaller. it doesn't make sense that they vibrate more as the fit exactly as the stock ones.
Vibration harmonics are a strange thing. It really depends on the geometry of the unit vibrating as well as its mass. It's actually not terribly surprising at all.
 

Gr8adv

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it's been a while and i am not home. i don't think i threaded them. Just put them through then nutted the bottom?

Seriously tho i can't remember. Of all the things i have lost i miss my mind the most.
 

burangs

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it's been a while and i am not home. i don't think i threaded them. Just put them through then nutted the bottom?

Seriously tho i can't remember. Of all the things i have lost i miss my mind the most.
Your mind is still ok. The perch is just a thru-hole.

Funny story: My delivery ride involved catching my left mirror with my hand at about 80mph after the washer and nut had spun off and the mirror floated up like a ghost.
 

Tokyo R18

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Exactly, they just go through. You need to use the longer threads / bolts that come with the mirrors and screw them into the mirror arms. Then put them through the hole and nut them. I used the stock washer also but the BMW bolt won’t fit though. F8BC8365-2E14-4E26-8CCF-8C6E8035E19D.jpeg
 

Gr8adv

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Fishtails are gone. Will sell new stock Firsr edition wheels with new rubber. $700 net to me for each or 1200 for the set.
 

DG6n26

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Good catch. The Mickey Mouse ears are traditional and a good throw back to the early bikes. I had the same one in my /5. But that doesn't mean I have to like them.

I wanted something more in tune with the flowing lines on the bike, especially the fishtails. Oddly enough my favorite was something cheap. How could that be??View attachment 4445View attachment 4446
I've got a set of these Ness mirrors, took them off after one ride. Poor quality glass and hard to see anything. They do vibrate quite a bit.
 
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