Honda Rebel 300 & 500 Forum banner

1 - 20 of 49 Posts

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
1,655 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Finally got around to get the tools needed, so that's mirrors checked of the "to do" list! :grin2:
And oh my god, it looks sooo good <3
So much more cleaner look with everything on the same height on the bar ^^,
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
204 Posts
Now that is what it should look like. I love it! So much cleaner and out of the way. Just looks ideal and natural. Link to where you got it?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
1,655 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Looks good! Did you take pictures of the process? I hear the handlebar ends have plugs...
I sure did!

Yes, there is a 2 cm long plug at the ends of the handlebar. They are a hard aluminium plug that's perhaps only glued in there? Can't really tell in the pictures, but on the throttle side where I got the grip off, I could see past the plug on one of the sides, and couldn't find any evidence that they are welded in place. But I could be wrong thou.

I just made good of the plugs, and drilled a whole into it, and insertet new threads into them, in case the aluminium would weaken with time and start to slip. Don't wanna do the job two times.
Was rather easy when I got the tools and parts needed to get the job done.
 

Attachments

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
1,655 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Now that is what it should look like. I love it! So much cleaner and out of the way. Just looks ideal and natural. Link to where you got it?
Yeah, sooo much better, I love the look of it! Never liked mirrors that stick up from the handlebar.

Well, I'm living in Norway thou, so dunno what good a link might do you guys..? lol. But I got them at a local hardware store that sells a little bit of everything, and has a MC section ^^,
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
979 Posts
Their pretty cool mate, well done for perservering with those bar ends.

Actually the stock mirrors are not the ugliest I've seen, I kind of like them but bar end mirrors look great, I'm doing my mirrors this week & new clutch & brake levers.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
814 Posts
I like it. Mine should be done this week, but I am replacing the handle bars as well so I won't have to drill out the bars.

I do have one question. How is the visibility in them? I feel the way I want to do it I am will lose some visibility and I really don't want to not be able to see well behind me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
67 Posts
I like it. Mine should be done this week, but I am replacing the handle bars as well so I won't have to drill out the bars.

I do have one question. How is the visibility in them? I feel the way I want to do it I am will lose some visibility and I really don't want to not be able to see well behind me.
Which bars are you getting? Please post a link!
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
1,655 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
Their pretty cool mate, well done for perservering with those bar ends.

Actually the stock mirrors are not the ugliest I've seen, I kind of like them but bar end mirrors look great, I'm doing my mirrors this week & new clutch & brake levers.
I like the shape/form of the handlebar, so I didn't wanna change it out either.
But really, it was a simple task to just make some threads there and just bolt the mirrors on.

No by all means, the stock mirrors is rather decent, and actually somewhat low on the handlebar, but still, even so.. Just didn't look right to me.

Get them pic's taken! And do share if it's any hussle changing the levers! Gonna do that too someday, so always nice to learn from other's mistakes :grin2: lol
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
1,655 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
I like it. Mine should be done this week, but I am replacing the handle bars as well so I won't have to drill out the bars.

I do have one question. How is the visibility in them? I feel the way I want to do it I am will lose some visibility and I really don't want to not be able to see well behind me.

Well I didn't drill out the whole piece, I made good use of them instead. So mounting the mirrors was really no biggie.
And I like the handlebar, so changing wasn't really an option for me.

Ah yes, the visibility. The first ride after I got them on, I got kinda anxious, because I felt I couldn't see a d*amn thing behind me anymore, lol!
They are smaller, and give less sight backward in the distance, but it didn't take long before I felt comfortable with them, because that long view behind me isn't really necessary. So for me they work great!
And should the doubt get the better of me, then it ain't worse than just turning a little and look back instead.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
814 Posts
I like it. Mine should be done this week, but I am replacing the handle bars as well so I won't have to drill out the bars.

I do have one question. How is the visibility in them? I feel the way I want to do it I am will lose some visibility and I really don't want to not be able to see well behind me.
Which bars are you getting? Please post a link!
I got these
TC Bros. Choppers 101-0139 1" Drag Bar Handlebars - Black Smooth https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OQTGP5U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_6XDpzbTXWBBGT

Just waiting for my risers to come in.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
979 Posts
Levers changed today and a doddle to do.

I put one bar end mirror on.
My grips came off in seconds without any damage.
It's an easy task but takes time to drill through as I used an 1/8th drill bit first then 3 other sizes.

I just cut a hole in the rubber grip up to the flange & is not noticeable with the mirror on.
 

Attachments

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
1,655 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
Levers changed today and a doddle to do.

I put one bar end mirror on.
My grips came off in seconds without any damage.
It's an easy task but takes time to drill through as I used an 1/8th drill bit first then 3 other sizes.

I just cut a hole in the rubber grip up to the flange & is not noticeable with the mirror on.
Looks good!

Did you drill out the whole thing?

Yeah same as me, just cut a hole and made the mirrors press a alittle against the grips when I fastened them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
814 Posts
Levers changed today and a doddle to do.

I put one bar end mirror on.
My grips came off in seconds without any damage.
It's an easy task but takes time to drill through as I used an 1/8th drill bit first then 3 other sizes.

I just cut a hole in the rubber grip up to the flange & is not noticeable with the mirror on.
So quick question. How did you get the brake lever to work? When I replaced it there was a big gap between the lever and where it sits. The clutch lever fit fine.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
979 Posts
Looks good!

Did you drill out the whole thing?

Yeah same as me, just cut a hole and made the mirrors press a alittle against the grips when I fastened them.
I drilled completely through the weight but opened up only to to correct size as My mirror fixings are the expanding fastener type unlike yours that have a screw fixing & that you've put a Helicoil insert.
Was surprised the end weights were only about 1 1/2" long.

I really wanted the mirrors dropped below the bars as they look even better, but my arms obstructed the view & would also hit my legs on sharp turns.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
979 Posts
So quick question. How did you get the brake lever to work? When I replaced it there was a big gap between the lever and where it sits. The clutch lever fit fine.
I didn't have to fiddle around to do anything to make the new one fit when changing. It just fitted perfectly.
Suprisingly there's no more play than the stock lever, as aftermarket ones are usually a little more sloppy

Could be that your brand/shape is made slightly different to the original.
I'd take it off again and compare with the old one.
 
1 - 20 of 49 Posts
Top