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    Default Meanwhile........In an Alternate Universe




    We had an absolute blast shooting this video!

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    let me ask a stupid hypothetical question. if you cruising down the road, and a bird happens to fly into your mirror, would it knock it off the magnets. just how much force does it take to pull them off
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuznjohn View Post
    let me ask a stupid hypothetical question. if you cruising down the road, and a bird happens to fly into your mirror, would it knock it off the magnets. just how much force does it take to pull them off
    John,

    Peter in Australia reported that he had a magpie fly into his mirror and it did move his mirror, but it snapped back into place on it's own. So that question was answered and that is a large bird!
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    Doc,
    You should certainly win an Academy Award for your Script writing...
    ...And your bike should win one for Best Leading Role!

    I'm as happy as a clam in wet sand with mine.
    I had one of my LED turnsignal indicators not working, and I had been dreading the thought of pulling the mirrors to investigate the problem.
    With these mounts: I'm already done, and everything is happily blinking as it should!

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    I don't have an RT, so I'm not understanding this. Why would you want your mirrors to be removable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    Doc,
    You should certainly win an Academy Award for your Script writing...
    ...And your bike should win one for Best Leading Role!

    I'm as happy as a clam in wet sand with mine.
    I had one of my LED turnsignal indicators not working, and I had been dreading the thought of pulling the mirrors to investigate the problem.
    With these mounts: I'm already done, and everything is happily blinking as it should!
    We are going to start doing a few of these! They are such fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graptor View Post
    I don't have an RT, so I'm not understanding this. Why would you want your mirrors to be removable?
    Just about everything done to an RT starts with the mirror removal.

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    and a few more. who will be the first to show me
    theirs[ mirrors, that is] at spyderfest ? mine will probly be at home when we get back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Humphreys View Post
    We are going to start doing a few of these! They are such fun!!
    We'll be watching for them.

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    Doc, thanks for the video, quite cute.

    On the serious note this is why "You never touch someone else's bike!"

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    ... In a perfect World: it wouldn't happen.

    But wouldn't that be a boring place to live?

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    Default Gotta say...

    It must have been fun making the video....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Bleau View Post
    Doc, thanks for the video, quite cute.

    On the serious note this is why "You never touch someone else's bike!"

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    I gotta confess: when my RT's mirrors stared vibrating, I made a wad out of some duct tape (sticky side out) and placed it between the mirrors and the bodywork. The sticky wad eliminated the vibration.

    File under "redneck engineering."

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuznjohn View Post
    let me ask a stupid hypothetical question. if you cruising down the road, and a bird happens to fly into your mirror, would it knock it off the magnets. just how much force does it take to pull them off

    I do not recall the company but someone started to produce a 9" long coated wire with loops at both ends. You would utilize existing screws to tether the mirror to the bike. Its been 10 years since I've seen the product.

    heres something similar off eBay.

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/Mirror-Tether-...-/330530618239
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    As mentioned above, one of my mirrors copped a high speed bird strike that was terminal for the bird - a bird that was large enough to make a bloody good meal (except that it was well & truly mashed by said strike!! Yes officer, I am sure I was only doing 70mph - cos that's the speed limit here!) & the mirror just shrugged it off & snapped back into position!! Made more of a mess ON my jeans than it did anywhere else - altho I gotta admit it was a near thing with what it almost caused IN my jeans!

    So I'm convinced that if that ^^ won't knock the mirrors off, then if you ever find yourself in a scenario where a tether might be the only thing keeping the mirrors in place, then you've almost certainly already got a whole HEAP of waaaayyyy more critical problems & the mirrors probably aren't gonna survive regardless, tethered or not!!

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    Doc - great video - when I started watching it my two granddaughters (8 and 5 - it was the music they heard) came running and watched... they both said, "Uh oh - that guy's in trouble." But, then they saw it fixed and got the point. Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGuy66 View Post
    Doc - great video - when I started watching it my two granddaughters (8 and 5 - it was the music they heard) came running and watched... they both said, "Uh oh - that guy's in trouble." But, then they saw it fixed and got the point. Great job!
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    Glad you liked it! And since the little ones got the leadin, hat means a lot to me! Exactly what we were trying to do!

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    Hey Doc, I sent you an email a while ago directly from your website. I assume you did not get it. I had questions about your belt tensioner. I still have those questions, is it easier for you if I PM'd them via this forum or send it again via email?




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