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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Koso mirrors - better view, look sharp

I got tired of the rotten view from the lollipop mirrors and went looking for something better. Style counted a lot, given that the view had to be good.

I ended up buying some Koso mirrors from Ebay, about $35 with shipping. The wider view helps a LOT, and they look great. Slight blue tint on the glass. The mirror housings are ABS, but you can't tell by looking and they're solid and tight. Stems are metal, and include adapters for use on nearly any cycle. They're very adjustable - you can go low and wide, or high and narrow as you like. They're available in chrome too if black ain't your thing. Check it out...



Here's a side-by-side comparison of the view compared to stock mirrors.



Most you will find don't have them, but I tried a set with yellow LEDs in the front housing. I hooked them up to my running lights for extra frontal visibility. They're brighter than I thought, glad to have the extra presence. I'll edit this post if I can get good lighted shots at dusk or dark.


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They look good, and I like the idea of LED running lights.

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They look nice.

And that little "tiki" is cool too.
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Nice look, nice range of view. How did you hook up the power source for the LEDs?

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Very nice! I like them a lot. Would like to see some pics of them powered up if you get the time.
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Nice look, nice range of view. How did you hook up the power source for the LEDs?
I'm probably going to get flamed on this one, but I just tied into the hotwire for each side's running light, and grounded to the mounting bolt inside the headlight. LEDs draw such a tiny bit of current, I figured the cycle wouldn't notice. The connections all fit in the headlight and have heat-shrink tubing on them.

I'll try for lighted pix in the next few days.

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Looks nice.

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are they just 2 wire ore can u wire the blinker in too??



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They're awesome, I really like that they're black. They make the view from the front more badass.
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