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Old 03-23-2010, 09:12 AM   #1
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mirrors without doors

I know this question has been asked a hundred times. I'm mobile right now, and don't have the luxury of searching the archives! What do you guys do for mirrors when the doors are off. I was thinkin of maybe just picking up the generic mirror kits at like autozone or pepboys, etc. and then figuring out some way to install them.

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Old 03-23-2010, 09:19 AM   #2
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Motorcycle mirror in the hinges or mirror relocation brackets

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Old 03-23-2010, 09:23 AM   #3
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Plenty of ways to hook it up. When I bought the rubicon it had some mirror brackets already installed. It depends on what style mirrors you have but this should give you the idea.



Amazon.com: 1997-02 Jeep Wrangler Mirror Relocation Brackets: Automotive

This is the set that was originally on my jeep.



I think this is the only picture I have of them installed.

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This covered hundreds of times but here you go. As Jp90Talon said, pick up a harley mirror and slid it in the top hinge hole.
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This covered hundreds of times but here you go. As Jp90Talon said, pick up a harley mirror and slid it in the top hinge hole.
This may be a completely retarded question, but its been in the back of my head ever since I first heard "harley mirror".

Does it move since its just slid into the hinge? Seems that it'd flop around with the wind resistance etc....
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I bought the mirror relocation brackets and if i had to do it again i would have just bought a bike mirror, less money and works just as good
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I bought the mirror relocation brackets and if i had to do it again i would have just bought a bike mirror, less money and works just as good
I'm the same way. The mirror brackets let the door hit the mirrors and it always moved them. Crappy design. I ended up putting the mirrors back on the doors and chopping up the bracket for a CB antenna mount.

The mirror Zybeon posted looks pretty slick. I would imagine most just need to shove something in the hole to stay legal. I look over my shoulder regardless of mirrors.
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This may be a completely retarded question, but its been in the back of my head ever since I first heard "harley mirror".

Does it move since its just slid into the hinge? Seems that it'd flop around with the wind resistance etc....
It has a nut on the bottom. You just tighten it up(no tools needed) with the mirror folded in a little, then hold the bolt as you push the mirror in to location and it tightens down even more. To remove just pull it towards you and it loosens the nut so you can take it off. Got up to 75 and absolutely no movement. Been off-road with it to and no vibration takes it out... (only when you run into trees with it does it move)
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been wondering this myself......wish it would stay warm enough to take the doors off :/
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It has a nut on the bottom. You just tighten it up(no tools needed) with the mirror folded in a little, then hold the bolt as you push the mirror in to location and it tightens down even more. To remove just pull it towards you and it loosens the nut so you can take it off. Got up to 75 and absolutely no movement. Been off-road with it to and no vibration takes it out... (only when you run into trees with it does it move)
Oh, ok. that makes sense.

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This covered hundreds of times but here you go. As Jp90Talon said, pick up a harley mirror and slid it in the top hinge hole.
i want a set of those.

is there a certain harley mirror that fits? or will any of them work?
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I have four sets that I have used on bikes and my Jeep. All the ones I have are the factory type mirrors that have the type of stem like the ones in the link below and they all fit the door hinges.

Black Maltese Cross Mirrors Set for Harley Chopper - www.debrix.com
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:31 PM   #13
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I have that same mirror. It sacrifices a little function for style but it works well enought to see if something is next to me.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:42 PM   #14
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Hmmm I kinda like these!

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Old 03-23-2010, 08:31 PM   #15
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I love it!
Chrome naked Lady's. Don't think the wife would like it as much as I do though!
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:24 PM   #16
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does anyone have some just plain jane Harley mirrors they wanna sell? just some plain black round or oval ones.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:30 PM   #17
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Find a cycle repair shop
they should have something
used around or cycle junk yard
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:35 PM   #18
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do you need to have both mirrors to be legal? or do you just need the driver?

i know i see some older cars with just the driver side
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do you need to have both mirrors to be legal? or do you just need the driver?

i know i see some older cars with just the driver side
In IL at least you only need 2 mirrors and the rearview counts as one also. So either one on drivers or passenger side plus the rearview and your good to go out here.
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i guess ill have to ask a cop around here or the dps
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:32 PM   #21
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In wisc you only need
one mirror(able to see 200 feet to the rear) -the rearview-
The only time I put on my side mirror
is when I put down the windshield

Cop might not know
I googled my states regs
about mirrors it came right up
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:04 AM   #22
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Will any harley mirror fit? I was looking and really like these...
Chrome BILLET S-Curve Mirrors Set for Harley & Custom - www.debrix.com
but don't want to buy from the internet and get them home and they don't fit.
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It should. If not, you can get a threaded rod from any home center and make it as long as you need.
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No they will not all fit
You need to look at the threaded part
it will have to be long enough to go thru hinge
and get a nut and washer on.
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No they will not all fit
You need to look at the threaded part
it will have to be long enough to go thru hinge
and get a nut and washer on.
Like I said, all that would need to be done would be to get a rod of all thread from the hardware store and cut a piece as long as you need to replace the ones with the mirrors.
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These look pretty functional ... Split mirrors.

Split Vision Mirrors Set with 2 Stems for Harley Chopper - www.debrix.com
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i have seen alot of people around here without them, regardless of what the laws are. Guess i'll just do the same till i get stopped. The motorcycle mirrors are a great idea.
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btw, anyone else get really bad vibes in either mirror when the doors are on? my drivers side is horrible, hardly use it at highway speeds. Maybe damaged by the PO when the doors were off?
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its probably just old and worn out
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i have seen alot of people around here without them, regardless of what the laws are. Guess i'll just do the same till i get stopped. The motorcycle mirrors are a great idea.
I've been pulled over here in Indiana because the cop "thought" my front turn signals were red. At the time I didn't have any doors (or side mirrors) on. He never even mentioned it. I've been looking motorcycle mirrors though. It looks like a good idea.

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