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1Back to top Go down    RS Mirror pod on Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:41 am

DaleRT

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Hi, been doing some tinkering on the RS, after someone knocked of my r/h mirror pod and broke the lens.
Not being able to get hold of any lenses, decided to make something. I do like the style / look of the RS.

Thought i'd share it - to have ideas thrown around or
Someone with experience may have suggestions [ like dont attemp it ]
It did prove very time consuming but i'm satisfied with the result.



The IndicatorsMotorcycle LED Turn Signal Blinker Front Rear Peg Light
Measurement :- Len size: 38mm x 22mm x 10mm - Wire Length: Approx. 28cmSeller:mfactory.



The Light2pcs 18mm Motorcycle 3W LED Eagle Eye Daytime Running DRL




I left the original hardware, just in case the Lenses do come available









The mirror pods themselves did not get damaged because [as suggested] i fitted a lanyard.
So all is well, Cheers Dale

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:16 am

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wow great result dale

have something very similar in mind for the red frame project

hmmm looks like there a few more under the fairing upper as well .... care to ...ahem ...illuminate us ? giggle


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3Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:50 am

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Awesome!!

I tried modifying my original lenses but found they were too brittle (30 yrs old, go figure) and gave up having achieved nothing except breaking them.

These look great, and I love the yellow!

I took a different path with mirrors/indicators and here is a pic I took tonight just at sunset.

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4Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:53 am

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Anyone let me in on how I can rotate the pic?


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5Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:25 am

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I just saved and reposted it - did nothing else


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6Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:47 pm

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@charlie99 wrote:wow great result dale
hmmm looks like there a few more under the fairing upper as well .... care to ...ahem ...illuminate us ? giggle

Great job on the indicator lenses, but I wanna know what's under the fairing nose, too. That looks like a real bright idea!


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7Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:58 am

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Out enjoying Cliff drive.

Get back as soon as can with details.

What a shame, can not see the Three Sisters [rock formation, Katoomba] in back the ground.

Cheers Dale

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:20 am

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sure to draw attention ...well dome mate


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9Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:26 am

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Where did that black lens come from???


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10Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:12 am

DaleRT

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I shall Enlighten you then...
I made a bracket using existing holes. The drawing is not to scale its just to illustrate the bracket i made.


I wanted to keep the Lights discreet not make a show of them.





They are wired up as: The 3 LED light is wired to the Park light.
The light in the mirror pod is wired to headlight low beam
and the spot light is wired to the headlight high beam.
Regards Dale

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:48 am

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Looks great Dale.

Question: Does the white light in the mirror pod go off when you turn the indicator on?


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12Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:00 am

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thanks dale ...good job


I'm working on asimple circuit for that gaz ...might take some time though , depending on moving in the next month or so


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13Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:56 am

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Did you use the original turn signal lens to install the LED unit in the mirror pod?


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14Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:57 am

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To Shed a bit more light on this subject -
Gaz - The white light does not go off when indicator is on. Had not thought of doing that.

Several attempts, mistakes and time later, ive settled on what i have.
But some food for thought -



LED indicator that sticks on, modeling clay on mirror pod.



Played around with it. Trying different shapes.





Tried a full cover







I did not like this attempt - but maybe ideas for others.

Point-Seven-five, What i did to get the shape was to take a copy of the lense in place.
Then using modeling clay, worked the shape from there.



Hope this is of use. Dale

    

15Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:26 am

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Dale I reckon you've started a cottage industry now that the lenses for the RS mirrors are supposedly unobtainable.

Just shows that if someone is prepared to put the time in most challenges can be overcome.

Cheers


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16Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:59 am

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Dale, that is brilliant! Once you had the modelling clay form what did you use to create the "lens". Fiberglass, acryllic resin?

As more owners come up against the lack of replacement lenses and mirrors, good tutorials on repair options for this critical assembly will become more valuable.


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17Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:54 pm

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@DaleRT wrote:Out enjoying Cliff drive.

What a shame, can not see the Three Sisters [rock formation, Katoomba] in back the ground.
Cheers Dale

I love riding round Katoomba, and was there only just last trip home. Pamela had never been there. The Sisters are just beyond...


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18Back to top Go down    K100RS & K1100RS mirror pod Lenses. on Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:33 pm

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I have just seen the following on the K1100 forum.......

http://k11og.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13067

A possible source for replacements?

Not seen them, so no idea of the quality and if the certain legal markings required in some countries.

Mike

    

19Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:11 pm

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Yeah, might be a bit of drama in countries with MOT and roadworthy inspections, but in Los Estados Unidos they'd be no problem. Since BMW cannot supply them why not give them a go?

If anyone who's a member of that forum would be kind enough to enquire of him, get his contact details, I'll try a coupla sets...


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20Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:40 pm

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This is a great substitute for the lens. Terrific job.


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21Back to top Go down    Re: RS Mirror pod on Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:10 am

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Nice work! Very, very impressed.cheers


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