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post #1 of 55 Old 03-13-2012, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Mirror with doors off?

Wondering what you guys do for mirrors when you take the doors off? Just want something cheap

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post #2 of 55 Old 03-13-2012, 12:08 PM
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I just ordered a single Rugged Ridge brand mirror for the driver's side a little while ago. It was only $35 bucks..and attaches to the windshield frame. When I take the doors off, the mirror attaches with a hand screw. Looks simple, effective, and cheap...and I don't have to fool with relocating the factory mirrors all the time.

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I went to the Harley Davidson store here and ventured back to the service department. Asked if they had some old junk mirrors they were going to throw away and they provided me with a pair for free. Try that. They fit just like the ones you can order elsewhere.
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harley mirrors...but the only ones they had in black were as expensive as ordering a set of the lange quick mirror IIs...

What have you guys done to fill in the hole on the door? I know the relo-kits come with a plug for the door, but I don't want to relocate my mirrors...I want to perma-use the quick mirrors. Sorry for the highjack, OP
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Here's a pic of the drivers side with mirror in...
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post #6 of 55 Old 03-13-2012, 01:28 PM
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Blackmomba, Best advice I ever got on this forum is to go to the harley store and buy a mirror there for 20 bucks. The mirror simply goes through the door hinge and is held in by a nut on the bottom. 5 second install. Saves you from getting those "really cool" looking mirror re-locators. When you aren't using it, just toss that baby in the cargo area until you need it.

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I have a set of Harley mirrors I can sell. They were used maybe three tires. PM if interested.

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post #8 of 55 Old 03-13-2012, 01:47 PM
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harley mirrors...but the only ones they had in black were as expensive as ordering a set of the lange quick mirror IIs...

What have you guys done to fill in the hole on the door? I know the relo-kits come with a plug for the door, but I don't want to relocate my mirrors...I want to perma-use the quick mirrors. Sorry for the highjack, OP
have you considered take the stock mirror off the base and putting this one in its place? only held on by a bolt. stick out quite a bit, and probably look goofy as f*ck, but the hole on the door would be covered

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I just went to the Harley store and picked some up, but they only had chrome and the stems aren't quite long enough for me to be comfortable. I think I'm going to order something off amazon... I'm kinda liking these

http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Motorcycle-Rearview-Davidson-Kawasaki/dp/B006GZH9QQ/ref=pd_sim_sbs_auto_5

I like that they are a female thread, so I don't have to worry about the length of the stem, I can just buy a longer bolt if I need it. And they have a more aggressive look, which I like as well.
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post #10 of 55 Old 03-13-2012, 03:16 PM
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have you considered take the stock mirror off the base and putting this one in its place? only held on by a bolt. stick out quite a bit, and probably look goofy as f*ck, but the hole on the door would be covered
Put what, the Harley mirror in its place, or the quick mirror? I think you're right...it would look pretty goofy lol. I'm going to call rugged ridge and see if they will sell the hole plugs individually
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I used the extra set of mirrors from my Ninja 500. Add a nut and bolt and all is done. I can see plenty well as they are slightly convex glass.

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The Harley mirrors are very popular.

I needed a permanent solution and mounted RR CJ style mirrors for a TJ. Works great for me. My hard doors see maybe three months of use a year.

You can get the mirror mount blanks by themselves, I forgot where I got mine but an internet search should give you options. I painted them to match.

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Cj, someone told me these mirrors shake like crazy and don't stay in place. I have been considering these but was taken a back by my last thread like this.
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STAY AWAY FROM RUGGED RIDGE. I had this mirror for a year and it makes loud noises and will fall apart before the first year. Head to autozone, and buy their instock mirror:

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...ier=31963_0_0_

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I have a set of Harley mirrors I can sell. They were used maybe three tires. PM if interested.
I tried to pm you and it said your box is full. Can you pm me details and the price please?

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