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Hey guys (girls?)

So I'm new here, so bear with me and go easy on me, will ya?
And as a matter of fact I'm rather new to having a mc, and yes, the lovely Honda Rebel 500 became my choise as a first bike.

So the thing is, I'm used to deal with things myself and thinker away with just about anything, and with a bike on my hands it's no different.
But I've come across a slight problem.

The mirrors in the pic are the ones I'm trying to mount.
Shouldnt be a problem, right? That's what I thought at least, boy was I wrong...
For those who are unfamiliar with what kind of problems you'll have trying mounting something like this, it is:
The girps on the handlebar has a 0,7 cm thick rubber part at the end. Remove that and you'll find yourself staring at a piece of aluminium. Not into the handlebar itself as I was expecting.
So I thought it was problably just a smale seal then, should be easy to remove. I drilled a 1,2 cm deep hole into it. Still not trou the lump of aluminium.
At this point I was just baffeled with how they have designed this handlebar, so I havn't tried anything else at the moment.
So I figured, why not shout out and see if someone else already has dealth with this problem? And HOW?!
Oh, and this is currently just on the left side. No idea what might be waiting me on the throttle side :frown2:
 

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Hey guys (girls?)

So I'm new here, so bear with me and go easy on me, will ya?
And as a matter of fact I'm rather new to having a mc, and yes, the lovely Honda Rebel 500 became my choise as a first bike.

So the thing is, I'm used to deal with things myself and thinker away with just about anything, and with a bike on my hands it's no different.
But I've come across a slight problem.

The mirrors in the pic are the ones I'm trying to mount.
Shouldnt be a problem, right? That's what I thought at least, boy was I wrong...
For those who are unfamiliar with what kind of problems you'll have trying mounting something like this, it is:
The girps on the handlebar has a 0,7 cm thick rubber part at the end. Remove that and you'll find yourself staring at a piece of aluminium. Not into the handlebar itself as I was expecting.
So I thought it was problably just a smale seal then, should be easy to remove. I drilled a 1,2 cm deep hole into it. Still not trou the lump of aluminium.
At this point I was just baffeled with how they have designed this handlebar, so I havn't tried anything else at the moment.
So I figured, why not shout out and see if someone else already has dealth with this problem? And HOW?!
Oh, and this is currently just on the left side. No idea what might be waiting me on the throttle side :frown2:
Yea I posted about this in a different thread. You will likely need new handlebars if you want to use bar end mirrors on this bike. You could keep cutting that part out but it will take forever.
 

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Yea I posted about this in a different thread. You will likely need new handlebars if you want to use bar end mirrors on this bike. You could keep cutting that part out but it will take forever.
Could you give me a link to that post? Can't find it anywhere.

Well I was thinking, since the lump in there is so big, then I could just drill it up a bit more, and then use special tools to make threads inside it, and just screw the mirror onto the handlebar instead. That atm seems to be the easyest way of doing it. Either that, or start moving everything on the handlebar and mount them with clamps down onto the handlebar, but that seems like a pain in the ass to do!
 

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Wow a 9 min vid doing the easiest part and not helping the OP and his challenge. "Spready- thingy", really?
Yeah that wasn't... yeah.. Well, I apreciate the thought thou:smile2: Maybe because I mentioned that I'm rather new with this and that? But when it comes to thinkering and mending things, that I've done the last 12-13 years now, so that's no worries for me.
 

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Wow a 9 min vid doing the easiest part and not helping the OP and his challenge. "Spready- thingy", really?
Well...we're still waiting for your contribution to the issue. Since you have no problem with the critique, I can't wait to see your solution.

I've never done the mod personally, however I do have a friend that did end-mirrors, I'll try and see what he did to make things work. Perhaps that may appease the peanut gallery. ;)
 

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Yea I posted about this in a different thread. You will likely need new handlebars if you want to use bar end mirrors on this bike. You could keep cutting that part out but it will take forever.
Besides, did you try on the throttle side as well?? Same problem there, or was there even more with the throttle handle itself?
 

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Well...we're still waiting for your contribution to the issue. Since you have no problem with the critique, I can't wait to see your solution.

I've never done the mod personally, however I do have a friend that did end-mirrors, I'll try and see what he did to make things work. Perhaps that may appease the peanut gallery. ;)
The problem is your video does not apply to the original post at all.

Hondas handle bars have metal caps at the end of them. The OP was asking if there was any way around this, and you posted a terrible how to video on to put bar end mirrors on a bike that doesn't have end caps.

The hondas have a welded cap in the bar. So unless you drill or hammer it out you need to replace the bars.
 

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The problem is your video does not apply to the original post at all.

Hondas handle bars have metal caps at the end of them. The OP was asking if there was any way around this, and you posted a terrible how to video on to put bar end mirrors on a bike that doesn't have end caps.

The hondas have a welded cap in the bar. So unless you drill or hammer it out you need to replace the bars.
That's probably a substantial piece of aluminum - since it's there to dampen vibration and aluminum doesn't have much density to do the dampening job. Maybe there is enough material to drill and tap?
 

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That's probably a substantial piece of aluminum - since it's there to dampen vibration and aluminum doesn't have much density to do the dampening job. Maybe there is enough material to drill and tap?
When you install bar ends, they dampen vibration. So as long as you are replacing the part you are cutting out with a bar end of some time you should be fine.
 

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Well...we're still waiting for your contribution to the issue. Since you have no problem with the critique, I can't wait to see your solution.

I've never done the mod personally, however I do have a friend that did end-mirrors, I'll try and see what he did to make things work. Perhaps that may appease the peanut gallery. ;)
Sorry, I am not obligated to help on the issue to be able to point out what is not relevant.
 

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If you're gonna critique you'd better have an alternative, anything else is just pointless trolling. So far you've only proven yourself to be the latter by not posting anything that could actually be construed as useful to the discussion.


Anyways --- for the OP I spoke with my friend that did the mod and he did it with aftermarket bars (i.e. hollow from tip to tip). If your bars have slugs or shims or other obstructions they could be drilled, and if you're concerned about restoring the vibe-dampening capacity of those former innards there are several solutions such as shooting some silicon into the bar or vinyl tubing filled/sealed with ball bearings or other such static weight.

2017 Honda CMX500 A HANDLEBAR / TOP BRIDGE | PartsFish.com

There appears to be at least one hole in the bar on each end, not too far from the tip. Unless those are rivets holding the slug in the bar, either way there's your depth gauge.
 

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Anyways --- for the OP I spoke with my friend that did the mod and he did it with aftermarket bars (i.e. hollow from tip to tip). If your bars have slugs or shims or other obstructions they could be drilled, and if you're concerned about restoring the vibe-dampening capacity of those former innards there are several solutions such as shooting some silicon into the bar or vinyl tubing filled/sealed with ball bearings or other such static weight.

2017 Honda CMX500 A HANDLEBAR / TOP BRIDGE | PartsFish.com

There appears to be at least one hole in the bar on each end, not too far from the tip. Unless those are rivets holding the slug in the bar, either way there's your depth gauge.
Alright, neat! Thank you so much! :grin2:
Will most likely just thread the hole I'm drilling, and screw the mirrors into the handlebar. Much faster and cheaper than having to change out the whole freaking handlebar.
 

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The problem is your video does not apply to the original post at all.

Hondas handle bars have metal caps at the end of them. The OP was asking if there was any way around this, and you posted a terrible how to video on to put bar end mirrors on a bike that doesn't have end caps.

The hondas have a welded cap in the bar. So unless you drill or hammer it out you need to replace the bars.
I went to a shop today that sells Rebel accessories, I bought some Bar end mirrors and the shop guy did confirm what you said about having to drill out the end cap, but for now I'm going to cut the end of the rubber on the grips or make a hole in the rubber before drilling. New grips can be added later me thinks.
 

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I went to a shop today that sells Rebel accessories, I bought some Bar end mirrors and the shop guy did confirm what you said about having to drill out the end cap, but for now I'm going to cut the end of the rubber on the grips or make a hole in the rubber before drilling. New grips can be added later me thinks.
I think you misunderstood. You can't install the bar end mirrors without drilling. Underneath the rubber is metal.
 
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