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Old 04-25-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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Windshield mirrors...Yay or Nau?

Next summer I'm taking my doors off. I know I don't need to have safari type mirrors living in Colorado. But do you all think I should get a set of mirrors and the relocation brackets or just save the money? I can't seem to decide on whether I like them or not.

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Old 04-25-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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I bought a set of long-stem Harley mirrors and just put them in the hinges. Works great & looks cool, too. You can get them on eBay for a lot cheaper than you can in a store. Even HD knockoffs would look good.

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Old 04-25-2013, 09:29 PM   #3
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I think the Harley mirrors work great. Can be a little hard to see if they are small but who cares. Who really uses them when door less. This is what I have on mine.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:33 PM   #4
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Save your money. I used just the windshield rearview mirror until my tire got big enough to block that view. Then I went to the hardware store and got a bicycle mirror to put in the hinge. Not nearly as cool as a Harley mirror but it is sufficient to meet the letter of the law.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:39 PM   #5
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What are safari style mirrors?
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:45 PM   #6
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The relocation brackets have one draw-back that motorcycle mirrors that go in the hinges don't, with relocated mirrors, when your doors are on, every time you open the door it hits the mirror and knocks it out of place.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:53 PM   #7
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In Colorado you legally don't need mirrors as long as your rear view mirror is completely unobstructed and you can see out it for at least 200 meters... Which if you're topless it should be fine. Learned that today. So unless you plan on using them, I say just go mirrorless.

EDIT: Didn't notice you knew that already. If you're gonna use side mirrors, get them, if not, and you're still legal without them, why spend the money?
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:19 AM   #8
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I really like my rugged ridge quick release mirrors, they're about $60 but they look good and are worth it in my opinion
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:26 AM   #9
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I got a set of these, they work great !

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Old 04-26-2013, 07:57 AM   #11
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You might get stopped without having some sort of mirrors... Check local laws
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I like the jam mirrors
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:32 AM   #13
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x2. I have a set from here and it works great. It slides in the hinges and the built-in magnet keeps it stabilized. Set the viewing angle once and your good to go, never have to reset it each time(unlike harley mirrors). The windshield relocation brackets makes the passenger mirror useless with the doors on.
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You might get stopped without having some sort of mirrors... Check local laws
State law in CO says you only have to have a minimum of one mirror that allows you to see for 200 meters behind you. Your rear view mirror counts, and you only need side mirrors if the rear view is obstructed.
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still going no mirrors here in Florida...once you get used to it its not that bad..
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In Colorado you legally don't need mirrors as long as your rear view mirror is completely unobstructed and you can see out it for at least 200 meters... Which if you're topless it should be fine. Learned that today. So unless you plan on using them, I say just go mirrorless.

EDIT: Didn't notice you knew that already. If you're gonna use side mirrors, get them, if not, and you're still legal without them, why spend the money?
Yea, and with the extra money I can put it to better use for my Jeep . I've seem Jeeps doorless with and without. But if they are a waste and get in the way. Then the decision is made!
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:40 PM   #17
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Save your money. bmlBrewer already stated the law in simple terms and he is 100% correct. For those that would like the read the actual law, here it is...

"COLORADO REVISED STATUTES
*** This document reflects changes current through all laws passed
at the Second Regular and First Extraordinary Sessions
of the Sixty-Eighth General Assembly of the State of Colorado 2012
and Constitutional and Statutory amendments approved at the General Election on November 6, 2012 ***
TITLE 42. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
REGULATION OF VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
ARTICLE 4.REGULATION OF VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
PART 2. EQUIPMENT
C.R.S. 42-4-226 (2012)
42-4-226. Mirrors - exterior placements



(1) Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a mirror or mirrors so located and so constructed as to reflect to the driver a free and unobstructed view of the highway for a distance of at least two hundred feet to the rear of such vehicle.

(2) Whenever any motor vehicle is not equipped with a rear window and rear side windows or has a rear window and rear side windows composed of, covered by, or treated with any material or component that, when viewed from the position of the driver, obstructs the rear view of the driver or makes such window or windows nontransparent, or whenever any motor vehicle is towing another vehicle or trailer or carrying any load or cargo or object that obstructs the rear view of the driver, such vehicle shall be equipped with an exterior mirror on each side so located with respect to the position of the driver as to comply with the visual requirement of subsection (1) of this section.

(3) Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a class B traffic infraction."

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