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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-09-2010, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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ebay mirrors?

How well do ebay mirrors hold up? All I can find are mirrors with chromed plastic bodies.

There's one seller who claims his are the best. They're $30 more than similar mirrors on ebay. I messaged him asking if the body was metal or plastic like all the other ones and he never responded. Guess that answered my question.

Expensive mirrors: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/07-08...Q5fAccessories

Cheaper set: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawas...Q5fAccessories
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Found these on JC Whitney's website a few months back. Just got done talking to their customer service and they say these are chrome plated steel. I'm gonna get myself a set. Can't beat it for $40

http://www.jcwhitney.com/TEAR-DROP_S...;0;2002272;0;0


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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Bille...Q5fAccessories

I got some like these (although there are two sizes - the 5x3 inch, and then a smaller size - I was just looking for the shape when I did an eBay search). I think they look awesome, they're affordable, and they've held up well.

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Found these on JC Whitney's website a few months back. Just got done talking to their customer service and they say these are chrome plated steel. I'm gonna get myself a set. Can't beat it for $40

http://www.jcwhitney.com/TEAR-DROP_S...;0;2002272;0;0
Well the description says the stem is steel but no word on the body... Oh well. These do seem nicer than the ebay ones (no black surround around the glass)
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Well the description says the stem is steel but no word on the body... Oh well. These do seem nicer than the ebay ones (no black surround around the glass)
That's why I contacted customer service. I specifically asked about the mirror housing. They told me the mirror housing was chrome plated steel.


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I found what works great is stock 1500 mirrors off a Mean streak. They are bigger stick out wider and are cheep.

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Im pretty sure those cheaper ones are the same I bought. The housing of mine are plastic pretty sure. But I'm very happy with them for the price.

Here's a pic of mine mounted.

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I found what works great is stock 1500 mirrors off a Mean streak. They are bigger stick out wider and are cheep.
I picked up a used set of the stock meanie mirrors on chad's advice for about $15 on ebay last winter and I love them

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I picked up a used set of the stock meanie mirrors on chad's advice for about $15 on ebay last winter and I love them
X3. Better quality, and cost no more than the inexpensive SS mirrors I bought (left hand mirror head came off in my hand at speed).

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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I had the "cheaper" ones that I got through JCWhitney. They did have a plastic housing....but who cares? They worked great, never rusted, and always gave a solid unblurred view.

Consider that there alot of plastic chromed parts on the Vulcan, all of which last just as long, or perhaps even longer than their metal cousins.

If something works exactly the same, and costs half as much, why would you get the higher price items instead?



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