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nospleen 06-27-2010 06:04 PM

Olympic Safari mirrors or Harley mirrors?
 
I am looking to get some mirrors that I can use when I have my doors off. I prefer the look of the Olympic Safari mirrors, but all of the reviews say the vibrate too much.

Do the Harley mirrors vibrate a lot as well? I am more using them to be street legal, but if the Harley mirrors are a better 'fit', then I would prefer to go that route.

Anyone have experience with either?

jayc 06-27-2010 06:07 PM

Are you looking to actually USE the mirrors or just putting them on to stay "legal"? Just stick your head out the door and look behind you. LOL I think it's which ever looks better.

nospleen 06-27-2010 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jayc (Post 670112)
Are you looking to actually USE the mirrors or just putting them on to stay "legal"? Just stick your head out the door and look behind you. LOL I think it's which ever looks better.

More to stay legal, but I am trying to weigh which is the best non functional mirror, lol. I prefer the looks of the Olympic, but if the Harley mirror does not vibrate as much and is somewhat functional, I may go that route.

ZBoater 06-27-2010 11:25 PM

My vote is for the Lange 2. They attach to the windshield brackets and leave the hinges alone.

monkeee2002 06-27-2010 11:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nospleen (Post 670107)
I am looking to get some mirrors that I can use when I have my doors off. I prefer the look of the Olympic Safari mirrors, but all of the reviews say the vibrate too much.

Do the Harley mirrors vibrate a lot as well? I am more using them to be street legal, but if the Harley mirrors are a better 'fit', then I would prefer to go that route.

Anyone have experience with either?

If you're looking for cars behind you, the Harley mirror will work fine.
If you're going to use the Harley mirrors to read a newspaper behind you, you may want a different mirror.
There is some vibration, but short of reading someones license plate, it works just fine.

nospleen 06-28-2010 08:21 AM

Thanks everyone!

clear lake jeepn 06-28-2010 10:23 AM

My personal opinion is the Harley mirrors look like caca! THey just look ridiculous to me. I have been runnning doorless/mirrorless for quite awhile...the cops around the houston area don't seem to really give a flying @#@$@#$@&. I am so used to being mirrorless for so long that even when the doors are ON..I still look back and check.

Schmo 06-28-2010 11:00 AM

I run Harley mirrors and don't notice much vibration.

phottomatt 06-28-2010 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nospleen (Post 670107)
I am looking to get some mirrors that I can use when I have my doors off. I prefer the look of the Olympic Safari mirrors, but all of the reviews say the vibrate too much.

Do the Harley mirrors vibrate a lot as well? I am more using them to be street legal, but if the Harley mirrors are a better 'fit', then I would prefer to go that route.

Anyone have experience with either?

Here are the ones I did, no vibration.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/diy...ors-50431.html

CapptainObvious 06-29-2010 10:06 AM

I went with the Harley mirrors.

When I got my soft doors, I couldn't put the mirrors in the hinge anymore, so I fabricated a bracket mount for the harley mirrors. I'm gonna try and get pics up tonight if I can in a new thread. I'll post a link on here if I do.

captblack 06-29-2010 10:23 AM

I use the safari mirrors with a round convex added to the top inside corner. This lets me see what's next to me. I do use them a good bit but I used to drive a truck and those mirrors vibrated a bunch.

Backing with my mirrors is no problem - they are big enough to give you a good picture.

drivebytruckerz 06-29-2010 11:08 AM

I did the re-location brackets and I regret it. They're about to come off as soon as I can order some harley mirrors.

CapptainObvious 06-29-2010 07:10 PM

Here's the link to the bracket I did if it interests you at all.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/mir...ion-54184.html

InTheSticks 07-01-2010 08:05 AM

I thought Harley mirrors only vibrated when they were attached to an actual Harley :D

(ex XR1000 owner - great bike !!)

castorj29 07-01-2010 09:33 AM

Mirror
 
I know its in here some where..........but does any one have the part number for the Harley mirrors. I have 2008 wrangler 2-dr.

Decemp00 07-01-2010 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by castorj29 (Post 674241)
I know its in here some where..........but does any one have the part number for the Harley mirrors. I have 2008 wrangler 2-dr.


Harley Davidson part #91910-90A are the long stems. I'm not sure on the short stem

Hexxum 07-01-2010 10:02 AM

I have the Olympic Safari mirrors, and even though they vibrate a good deal, it's still better than the look of the Harley mirror. I personally enjoy the wider view of the Safari mirror, and it just looks better on the Jeep. Most states require that you only have 1 mirror on the driver's side. If cost is an issue, buy a set and sell half of it to a Jeep buddy.

TOW69 07-01-2010 10:06 AM

The law is fairly open. As long as you have a rear view mirror; side mirrors are not a hard requirement.

Kind of like the window tint law. As long as you have side mirrors you can basically paint your rear and side rear windows black if you want. Not the driver \ passenger windows but all the back windows

I also live in the Houston area and none of the police agencies seem to care much. Local police, County sheriffs, State police HWY and \ or the Texas Rangers

Texas has more levels of law enforcement to keep track of it is crazy to keep track. but none have ever pulled me over for no doors \ side mirrors

Hexxum 07-01-2010 10:17 AM

Just because they haven't pulled you over yet, doesn't mean you won't experience a cop on a bad day. I'd rather pay $50 bucks now for the mirrors than the chance at the cost of a ticket AND then have to buy mirrors.

castorj29 07-01-2010 10:46 PM

thanks
 
Thanks for the part number on the mirrors

kevinss2001 07-01-2010 11:24 PM

I just bought and installed these on my 07--they were under 20 bucks for the pair and work great for me--I have a thread about them with pics on my jeep--I bought the black ones in the link


motorcycle mirrors, Kawasaki motorcycle mirrors, Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, Victory motorcycle mirrors

StinkyMud 07-16-2010 08:32 AM

Drivers side is great, passenger side is almost useless however it worked for me. Not to mention I just toss it in the center counsel when not using it. =)

http://inlinethumb11.webshots.com/45...600x600Q85.jpg

The Budd 07-19-2010 11:38 AM

I bought 2 Schwin bicycle mirrors at my local Canadian Tire store for $5 each. they mounted fine on the empty hinges. The passenger side one had to go on the bottom hinge. Some tricky adjusting to get it angled right but they work just fine.

G-Pur 07-19-2010 12:31 PM

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I've got the harley mirrors. They don't vibrate, and they're black, so what else could you want? They're the same as these, but I turned mine vertical because I'm just used to the vert Jeep mirror.

G-Pur 07-19-2010 12:32 PM

I'm pretty sure this is OldGus'.

StinkyMud 07-20-2010 05:26 AM

I suppose I should also note that these are Harley long stem mirrors. My bad, sorry!!!!!!!! :rolleyes:

Quote:

Originally Posted by StinkyMud (Post 690317)
Drivers side is great, passenger side is almost useless however it worked for me. Not to mention I just toss it in the center counsel when not using it. =)

http://inlinethumb11.webshots.com/45...600x600Q85.jpg


CapptainObvious 07-20-2010 09:29 AM

^^Those are the exact same ones I have. Do you like them vertical like that? I keep mine horizontal. Also painted mine black and made a bracket to put them in the windshield. Doesn't that kind of limit your visibility into the other lanes?

Warthog 07-20-2010 09:51 AM

A bit off topic
Quote:

Originally Posted by clear lake jeepn (Post 670650)
...the cops around the houston area don't seem to really give a flying @#@$@#$@&.

Am I the only one who's trying to figure out what that 9 letter word is?:D


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