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Old 11-12-2012, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fairing mounted mirrors for Ultra

I've been debating on whether or not to get the fairing mount mirrors. I've tried to adjust the stock mirrors to where my view isn't partially blocked with my arm while riding, but it doesn't seem to be able to adjust that much.

My question (which is a longshot) is: Does anybody roughly my height -- 5'7" have these mirrors? If so, do they block your view at all?

I know I can find a bike with them and sit on them, but it just isn't the same standing still compared to riding and having the wind blowing my leather jacket out a little bit.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have had several sets on differnt bikes..and like them..dont have them on my new bike now....didnt have the balls to drill holes in an new painted inter-fairing.... you might try the new mirrors with the blind spot in them..heard nothing but good about them too...
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oops, I forgot to include the link. Here is what I was thinking about. There is a chrome version too.

Fairing Mount Mirrors | Genuine Motor Accessories | Harley-Davidson USA

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Split Vision Fairing Mount Mirrors | Genuine Motor Accessories | Harley-Davidson USA
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have had several sets on differnt bikes..and like them..dont have them on my new bike now....didnt have the balls to drill holes in an new painted inter-fairing.... you might try the new mirrors with the blind spot in them..heard nothing but good about them too...
That's one of my fears. It's a brand new bike and I hate to drill holes in the fairing, but I also hate paying the dealer for something that is probably so simple.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Dave has a nice write up on how to install fairing mount mirrors,I sold him a set of CVO fairing mount mirrors...had 3 differnt sets and all three sets mounted differnt..they come with a pattern..but it makes them mounted to low for my taste...the last set I ended up drilling more holes to make them fit the curve of the fairing...I have a 2012 Ultra inter-fairng with less than a 1000 miles on it..already drilled for fairing mount mirrors if any one is interested in it.... ps ..the new chrome cvo mirrors are curved on the base the old style where more flat and eaiser to mount... JMHO..
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I installed some of the standard ones on my '08 ultra. No problems here. Can see just as good out of them and they look better.

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Old 11-12-2012, 06:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I had the dealer install the fairing mount mirrors on my 2012 FLXTK at the 1000 mile service; I didn't want to risk screwing up the fairing. I like the cleaner Street Glide look, and have no problem with visibility. For the record I am 6' 1" 250 lbs with a 50' inch chest.


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Old 11-12-2012, 09:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've done 2 EGC that my buddies wanted a more SG look, is a very simple job, is more time consuming removing the outer fairing than anything else, the ones I did was a couple of years ago and it came with a template for drilling the holes. is really no big deal.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I had the same problem. I solved it by getting "stock" mirrors with a longer"stem". They were 37 bucks each. The stem is about 1&1/4 inches longer and that moved the head out far enough that I can see behind me well enough to make me happy. [I still see me, but not nearly as much] I didn't have to drill anything, simply remove the original units and put these right on the scoot!
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I had the same problem. I solved it by getting "stock" mirrors with a longer"stem". They were 37 bucks each. The stem is about 1&1/4 inches longer and that moved the head out far enough that I can see behind me well enough to make me happy. [I still see me, but not nearly as much] I didn't have to drill anything, simply remove the original units and put these right on the scoot!
Did you noticed additional buffeting with the longer stems placing the mirrors further out in the wind stream?


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