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Chip Beck Spec Low Handlebar/Mirrors Mod.
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RE: Chip Beck Spec Low Handlebar/Mirrors Mod.
(08-19-2013 06:51 PM)ChipBeck Wrote:  
(08-19-2013 11:15 AM)CB4ME Wrote:  Chip - yeah I was talking 2 different things.Huh

Well don't leave me hanging, what were you talking about. I can't figure it out. Photo??

Chip


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08-24-2013 05:29 PM
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RE: Chip Beck Spec Low Handlebar/Mirrors Mod.
(08-24-2013 05:16 PM)mustakoira Wrote:  I bought a pair of those CB500F mirrors (also the handlebars) online and they came in this week. Today I had a chance to just try them on my bike in place of the stock mirrors. They will not work. The thread on the CB500 mirrors have an opposite direction thread on them. The stock mirrors thread on clockwise, and these CB500 mirrors have a counter-clockwise thread on both of them.

Same part numbers as what Chip reported. I bought them from gearhead.com. Not sure why this is. I'll contact the seller and ask them but thought I would share my experience for what it is worth.

Makes no since. All 10mm mirrors should be the same unless they are for Yamaha.
08-24-2013 05:58 PM
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RE: Chip Beck Spec Low Handlebar/Mirrors Mod.
ROFLROFL
(08-24-2013 05:16 PM)mustakoira Wrote:  I bought a pair of those CB500F mirrors (also the handlebars) online and they came in this week. Today I had a chance to just try them on my bike in place of the stock mirrors. They will not work. The thread on the CB500 mirrors have an opposite direction thread on them. The stock mirrors thread on clockwise, and these CB500 mirrors have a counter-clockwise thread on both of them.

Same part numbers as what Chip reported. I bought them from gearhead.com. Not sure why this is. I'll contact the seller and ask them but thought I would share my experience for what it is worth.

Post a picture. The bare mirror shaft does not screw directly into the threads on the brake or clutch cylinder. It screws into the mounting bolt with the lock nut that you have to take off of your stock mirrors. That mounting male/female bolt is reverse threaded. If you are trying to screw the mirror shaft directly into the clutch or brake housing it won't go. It mounts exactly like the stock mirrors.

Chip

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08-24-2013 06:35 PM
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RE: Chip Beck Spec Low Handlebar/Mirrors Mod.
(08-24-2013 06:35 PM)ChipBeck Wrote:  ROFLROFL
(08-24-2013 05:16 PM)mustakoira Wrote:  I bought a pair of those CB500F mirrors (also the handlebars) online and they came in this week. Today I had a chance to just try them on my bike in place of the stock mirrors. They will not work. The thread on the CB500 mirrors have an opposite direction thread on them. The stock mirrors thread on clockwise, and these CB500 mirrors have a counter-clockwise thread on both of them.

Same part numbers as what Chip reported. I bought them from gearhead.com. Not sure why this is. I'll contact the seller and ask them but thought I would share my experience for what it is worth.

Post a picture. The bare mirror shaft does not screw directly into the threads on the brake or clutch cylinder. It screws into the mounting bolt with the lock nut that you have to take off of your stock mirrors. That mounting male/female bolt is reverse threaded. If you are trying to screw the mirror shaft directly into the clutch or brake housing it won't go. It mounts exactly like the stock mirrors.

Chip

Yea, that has to be what's wrong. Lol. I put the CB1000R mirrors on mine, no problem.
(This post was last modified: 08-24-2013 06:47 PM by FUZZY.)
08-24-2013 06:45 PM
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RE: Chip Beck Spec Low Handlebar/Mirrors Mod.
Thanks Chip, I ordered my bars Friday. I like the black. I have blacked out my headlight brackets and "grab bars", changing turn signals now. Also switched to the Lucas tail light. The bars I was still pondering on until I saw your post.
08-24-2013 06:59 PM
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RE: Chip Beck Spec Low Handlebar/Mirrors Mod.
(08-24-2013 06:45 PM)FUZZY Wrote:  
(08-24-2013 06:35 PM)ChipBeck Wrote:  ROFLROFL
(08-24-2013 05:16 PM)mustakoira Wrote:  I bought a pair of those CB500F mirrors (also the handlebars) online and they came in this week. Today I had a chance to just try them on my bike in place of the stock mirrors. They will not work. The thread on the CB500 mirrors have an opposite direction thread on them. The stock mirrors thread on clockwise, and these CB500 mirrors have a counter-clockwise thread on both of them.

Same part numbers as what Chip reported. I bought them from gearhead.com. Not sure why this is. I'll contact the seller and ask them but thought I would share my experience for what it is worth.

Post a picture. The bare mirror shaft does not screw directly into the threads on the brake or clutch cylinder. It screws into the mounting bolt with the lock nut that you have to take off of your stock mirrors. That mounting male/female bolt is reverse threaded. If you are trying to screw the mirror shaft directly into the clutch or brake housing it won't go. It mounts exactly like the stock mirrors.

Chip

Yea, that has to be what's wrong. Lol. I put the CB1000R mirrors on mine, no problem.

That's what I was doing wrong. I feel stupid but thanks for straightening me out.
08-24-2013 07:50 PM
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RE: Chip Beck Spec Low Handlebar/Mirrors Mod.
Chip -

Had a chance to try the CB500F mirrors yesterday. What a nice difference. I was especially impressed with how close you can see objects directly behind you, virtually eliminating this one blind spot. At the same time I gained some coverage with side vision.

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08-25-2013 05:40 AM
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RE: Chip Beck Spec Low Handlebar/Mirrors Mod.
What is the name of your fairing and where did you get it. I like that look . Nice mods by the way.
08-25-2013 09:08 AM
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RE: Chip Beck Spec Low Handlebar/Mirrors Mod.
(08-25-2013 09:08 AM)4845mike Wrote:  What is the name of your fairing and where did you get it. I like that look . Nice mods by the way.

Mike,

It's a Road Comet fairing and I purchased it from webike.net. You can buy them painted or unpainted, striped like the tank or no stripes. Mine is painted silver and the match to my side covers is exact. Because the side covers are not striped, I wanted my faring unstriped and I think it looks great. The faring also looks killer painted to match the tank, especially if you add red side covers. Mine also has a smoked wind screen. The cost for a painted Road Comet is about $500. Installation is a snap and takes about 5 minutes. Cheers.

Chip

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08-25-2013 12:04 PM
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RE: Chip Beck Spec Low Handlebar/Mirrors Mod.
(08-25-2013 12:04 PM)ChipBeck Wrote:  
(08-25-2013 09:08 AM)4845mike Wrote:  What is the name of your fairing and where did you get it. I like that look . Nice mods by the way.

Mike,

It's a Road Comet fairing and I purchased it from webike.net. You can buy them painted or unpainted, striped like the tank or no stripes. Mine is painted silver and the match to my side covers is exact. Because the side covers are not striped, I wanted my faring unstriped and I think it looks great. The faring also looks killer painted to match the tank, especially if you add red side covers. Mine also has a smoked wind screen. The cost for a painted Road Comet is about $500. Installation is a snap and takes about 5 minutes. Cheers.

Chip

Thanks. I will be adding that to my mod list as well
08-26-2013 05:02 AM
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