Mirrors on batwing

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Vegas Sam, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Vegas Sam

    Vegas Sam Member

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    I have a 2011 Street Glide and want to add mirrors that sit out an extra 2" so I can see around my ample body, but what do I do with the present mirriors? Leave them or is there something that will fit those holds?

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  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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  3. zoood

    zoood Junior Member Product Contributor

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    I blocked the openings with convex mirrors. really good for the blind spots.

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  4. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking of doing same as zoood...stock batwing fairing mirrors are sometning to be desired (non-functional). Like the bar mirrors much better...JMO.
     
  5. zoood

    zoood Junior Member Product Contributor

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    Iceman if you do what I did. The mirrors back is flat and the inner fairing has a convex shaped surface. Before adhering the mirrors in place. I applied a 1/8th" bead of silicone around the inside of the diameter of the mirror's back. With it still being soft and the two sided tape that comes on the mirror's back side ready. I placed the mirror in its position on the inner fairing and with a finger. I sealed or smoothed that silicone bead all the ways around the mirror's edge. The reason for this. It will keep moisture and dirt from getting behind it.

    zoood


     
  6. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome...thks zoood - gonna look into this great idea!
     
  7. glimmerman

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    i have a friend who took an '07 ultra and put street glide mirrors on it. he also put on the split vision mirrors with taller stalk extentions. nothing like a 180* panarama behind you.
     
  8. Vegas Sam

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    Zoood, what a great idea. Sealing out the elements is a good thing. Thanks for the help.

    Sam
     
  9. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I actually prefer the cleaner lines of the Street Glide fairing without the mirrors sticking up from the handlebars like other Touring models. I switched to these:

    Split Vision Fairing Mount Mirrors | Harley-Davidson USA


    Not perfect but a big improvement over the stock mirrors and I got to retain the clean look.
     
  10. Vegas Sam

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    Dr. Dolittle,

    Do these mirrors actually extend out an inch or two more than the stock mirrors? That's my problem I need mirrors that extend out at least an inch more so I can see behind me. I have to shift my body to one side or the other to see behind me. Do you need to remove the fairing to install the split vision mirrors?

    I do like the idea of keeping the stock look and not having mirrors sticking out but I feel I need to see behind me as a priority.


    Sam