They provide the driver with coverage of two significant blind spots. Especially in cities, there are numerous accidents with cyclists, pedestrians or even small cars being in that blind spot and being hit.
These mirrors allow the driver to cover those blind spots and be sure no one is there before he begins a manoeuvre.
Safety legislation in Europe may be ...
After looking at a video which showed the mirror removed from the button, I realized that the hole in the center of the button would allow me to remove the T25 screw holding the retaining clip for the button along with the button. Once the button was out of the bracket it was easy to separate the button and the clip and reattach the clip to the mirror.
I found the answer on this site:
Using this schematic:
I had to remove the two-part cover, then place over hex bolt at 60º off-center and rotate into place, then re-attach the cover.
I have no ...
Removing the scratch via filling or polishing is sub optimal. Filling will not really fully resolve the issue and polishing will be labor intensive enough that either you will be unhappy doing it or will pay a bit. If you have a remotely mass produced vehicle it would be recommended to checkout junk yards or seek a new replacement.
Glass filler won't make it less noticeable, while sanding needs to be followed by polishing.
It's less trouble and less expense (still need materials for sanding and polishing) to replace it with a junkyard part.
In many ways, a better solution would be to install an auto-dimming mirror:
most auto manufacturers nowadays offer this feature as an option
the dimming gel relies on light-sensor input to decide whether to lighten or darken
installing window tint reduces night-driving visibility
not all legislations approve of the installation of window tint.
This easiest way to do this is by using limo tint or one way mirror window tint.
The thing to be careful of here is to be ware of local laws which may be at issue with your designs. At least in the US, most states require that you do not put this type of tint forward of the B-pillar (post at the rear of the front door) so as to not impede the driver's ...
If your mirrors are these http://www.crgmoto.co.uk/crg-ls-hindsight-bar-end-mirror-27-p.asp
Then it looks like the way you mount them is to move all the controls inboard a bit and then clamp the mirrors on to the newly revealed handlebars.
This is the perfect use case for the Pac tr-7. It's basically a programmable relay. You can set it up to do all sorts of tasks, usually around bypassing the requirement that a vehicle be in park for video to play or disabling traction control on startup. Good luck man.
If it's a 55 plate I assume it's either a very late Mk IV or most likely a Mk V. The Mk VI didn't start until 08.
I suspect that it's most likely to be a wiring issue with the module in the drivers door. This could be caused by a trapped wire within the wiring that goes through the A-post or (more likely) moisture / water ingress which is usually caused ...
I think the normal "rear view mirror" adhesive is not going to work, even in conjunction with epoxy.
The set time for epoxy probably requires some extensive clamping time, and I doubt just "holding it there" is going to work. Epoxy is too thick, and for the best bond you want a very thin layer and the maximum amount of surface contact.
You might give this ...
The only way to get heated mirrors is to buy the mirrors separately, but there is although a product that is a heated pad to place on the back of your mirror, although you will have to have wiring done to turn them on and put them on a switch, which is really not that big of a problem.
If say you removed the handlebars it would give you much better access to the area to work. Once the bars are removed along with the throttle grip, I would possibly try a mini hacksaw to remove the bulk of that old braket/weld, then VERY carefully grind away the old bracket.
I say VERY carefully as you don't want to damage or remove material from the ...
I have a 'wide angle' mirror I use on several of my vehicles. The mirror clips on to your current mirror, so it can be easily installed / removed.
I am having a hard time finding the exact mirror I have. It is curved. I can see the B-Pillars with it.
Something like this:
To remove scratches from a mirror, apply white toothpaste or polishing powder to a damp towel or rag and rub gently at the scratch until it is completely gone. If the scratches are too deep or are on the reverse of the mirror in the silvered surface, then a professional may need to handle the job.
It sounds a lot like the door switch on the drivers door is broken in a way that it gives the reverse indication of what's actually true.
Some things you can try:
Perform the same tests that you have listed, but open and close the passenger or one of the rear doors instead of the drivers door. I have a feeling they will work as expected.
Do you have the ...