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1Back to top Go down    K100 mirror lanyards on Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:18 pm

yamaguzzi

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Does anyone know if these are made and sold or do I have to rig something on my own.My mirror fell off the other day after hitting a series of bumps in the road and was dangling by the electrical wire .I'd like to have something better so I don't lose them when this happens again.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: K100 mirror lanyards on Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:30 pm

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They are made as a generic item but if you know any rigging or sailing places they would make them very easily out of old halyard wire. Any dinghy sailing friends might well have the swaging tool for doing their own rigging repairs. Should be some near you,we know New York was home of the Americas Cup until those Men at Work guys took it down under way back....

Classic car guys might have them for repairing window regulators. Just because windows went electric, they still use the same technology inside the doors but replaced the hand winder with a motor.

Motorworks do sell them but by the time they are posted ouch.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: K100 mirror lanyards on Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:22 pm

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Go to a shop that sells fishing gear. The best will be one that caters to the guys who make their own lures and tackle, but most will have what you need.

Ask for plastic coated braided stainless leader. 25# test should be good. Make sure it is braided and not solid wire. Get some of the crimp sleeves that are used for making loops in the end of the leader. A couple feet of leader and a pack of sleeves shouldn't cost more than $5. The sleeves are crimped with needle nose pliers.

Stay away from the yacht chandlers. That's where the millionaires shop.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: K100 mirror lanyards on Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:32 pm

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Go to a shop that sells fishing gear. The best will be one that caters to the guys who make their own lures and tackle, but most will have what you need.

Ask for plastic coated braided stainless leader. 25# test should be good. Make sure it is braided and not solid wire. Get some of the crimp sleeves that are used for making loops in the end of the leader. A couple feet of leader and a pack of sleeves shouldn't cost more than $5. The sleeves are crimped with needle nose pliers.

Stay away from the yacht chandlers. That's where the millionaires shop.

They make them out of snapped halyards off kids sailing dinghies, but yes the fishing shop is a much better idea.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
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5Back to top Go down    Re: K100 mirror lanyards on Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:07 pm

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Easy enough to do , I made mine from 2-3 mm elastic shock cord , attach to mirror on one side , thread through to other side and attach again , most outdoors / camping stores sell shock cord

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6Back to top Go down    Re: K100 mirror lanyards on Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:28 pm

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@JR_K100RS wrote:Easy enough to do , I made mine from 2-3 mm elastic shock cord , attach to mirror on one side , thread through to other side and attach again , most outdoors / camping stores sell shock cord

John Re

Melbourne Australia
Thanks,that's what I was looking for.


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7Back to top Go down    Thanks on Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:32 pm

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Thanks to all who replied .I had a feeling I'd be making my own so now I have all the ideas and tips I need to do it. Now that the weather is starting to warm up I'll be riding her lots more so I'd like to get this solved . Can't wait for my first long ride to some place a few hundred miles away ! I'm loving this bike the more I ride her. Ed


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8Back to top Go down    Re: K100 mirror lanyards on Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:37 pm

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+1 on stainless fishing leaders. I cut the swivels off since you only really need that for fishing.


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86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
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Great to see and hear from you again Duck. It has been a little while. Cheers Tom


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10Back to top Go down    Re: K100 mirror lanyards on Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:57 pm

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I took a little time off from K stuff but it is spring here again and time to dust off the Ks.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

11Back to top Go down    Re: K100 mirror lanyards on Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:07 am

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@duck wrote:I took a little time off from K stuff but it is spring here again and time to dust off the Ks.


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12Back to top Go down    Re: K100 mirror lanyards on Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:58 am

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I figured you had just come out of hibernation with the grizzlys Very Happy


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