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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-24-2017, 09:10 PM
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I get "frugal", but I want value for my $$$!
I've been running Napoleons for over 30 years.......$65-$70 a pair and they last as long as the bike.




Since I've retired, the ZooperCommuter is for sale.

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I'm fairly certain I found a solution with this thick reinforced rubbery hose from the hardware store. I got two pieces for free, an inch or so. I split it and cut maybe 3/8ths off it, then wrapped it around just one metal expansion sleeve (the smallest one). Pushed it into the handlebar flush, tightened up the bolt. The entire assembly is impossible to pull out, requires force to rotate (which will endlessly "tighten"... However if rotating" lefty loosey", the bolt will eventually back out of the conical wedge nut. I don't see this being an issue while riding, but I'm sure loctite will really help. The hose is never coming out unless you use compressed air!





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Just cut a full length slot along the length of the larger insert. This slot should give you just enough space to squeeze the insert together making a smaller diameter. Should slide right in.
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Just cut a full length slot along the length of the larger insert. This slot should give you just enough space to squeeze the insert together making a smaller diameter. Should slide right in.
That a good idea. I'll see how the hose works out for awhile first (it's really in there, flush with the bar)

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I did get the left mirror in fine but the right didn't wanna cooperate. I ended up losing the tapered expansion nut inside the bar, but...

I didn't see a way to remove the inner rubber hose inside the bar since the sleeve is inside it sooo I thought I'd try shimming the bolt with tape and tap the mirror assembly in.. ended up pushing the hose and sleeve an inch deeper. Fack! At this point, I'm either getting a new right side grip n(since this has a hole for mirror in it), or repeating the **** up on the other side and getting a different pair of barend mirrors.



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I had similar mirrors that I got to mount with a different 1 in adapter from bike master. also I wasn't pleased with how well those mirrors held their position so I got new mirrors and used a new way of adapting them to 1inch bars. Here's a post I created for it.

https://www.triumphrat.net/showthread.php?t=763754

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I'm fairly certain I found a solution with this thick reinforced rubbery hose from the hardware store. I got two pieces for free, an inch or so. I split it and cut maybe 3/8ths off it, then wrapped it around just one metal expansion sleeve (the smallest one). Pushed it into the handlebar flush, tightened up the bolt. The entire assembly is impossible to pull out, requires force to rotate (which will endlessly "tighten"... However if rotating" lefty loosey", the bolt will eventually back out of the conical wedge nut. I don't see this being an issue while riding, but I'm sure loctite will really help. The hose is never coming out unless you use compressed air!





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I bought something similar from ebay, and had the same problem with 1" bars.
My solution was similar to yours. It was impossible to make them fit with the supplied fitting.
I had some ground anchor bolts which the supplied bolt would fit into, and then used a small section of car breather hose to make up the difference. Works a treat.
I know they are Chinese , but apart from the dodgy fitting the mirror parts and the bar end seem to be very good.I am very pleased with them for the price.
I wanted the Oberon ones that I had seen at the carol nash bike show, but couldn't justify the £100 price tag.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2322250550...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I see that they have changed the description now further down the page to 7/8ths
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I get "frugal", but I want value for my $$$!
I've been running Napoleons for over 30 years.......$65-$70 a pair and they last as long as the bike.




Since I've retired, the ZooperCommuter is for sale.

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I have never seen bar end mirrors on a KLR. Interesting
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That's what the guy that bought it said.
He took it for a test ride and when he returned he said, "Now I get the mirrors!"


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That's what the guy that bought it said.
He took it for a test ride and when he returned he said, "Now I get the mirrors!"


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Where I take my KLR bar end mirrors wouldn't last long. But for on road, I get it. I have them on my Scrambler.

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