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1Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty Mirror supply on Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:05 am

club_c

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Hi fellas, its been a while since I posted, and need some assistance, as usual.  The '88 K100RS SE is now running well and buffed up.  I took it on it's maiden voyage last weekend, scooting down a deserted road along a local river, enjoying the free revving machine, feeling quite chuffed.  I looked down to discover my left side mirror was suddenly missing.  I turned around on the deserted road and located the mirror on the far shoulder, so stopped to turn around again and retrieve it.  The only car I'd seen on the deserted road passed by me at that moment, moving over a bit onto the shoulder to give me some room.  Though I appreciated the courtesy, it also took his outboard wheels directly over the somehow heretofore unscathed reclining mirror.  Both wheels.  Did I mention this was a deserted road?  Now the mirror looks like something from a sideshow fun house.  I'm sure I can see around corners with it, but feel it could really use a replacement.  However, where to find one?  Can anyone suggest a supplier, or does someone have a used one they would sell?  So far I am coming up dry.


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2Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty Re: Mirror supply on Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:10 am

Point-Seven-five

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It appears that BMW is no longer supplying mirrors(or the turn signal lenses) for the RS.  Best bet is to befriend a cafe hacker.

Another option I have seen is to ditch the RS mirror assemblies and replace them with bar mounted mirrors and aftermarket turn signals.  It will require some body work to fair in the old mounting surfaces, and the wind protection for your hands will be gone, but the photo I saw looked rather attractive, and even made the RS fairing look a bit more streamlined and less bulky.


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1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

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1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

3Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty Re: Mirror supply on Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:21 am

club_c

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Thanks .75.  The café racer builder angle could be a winner.  Definitely don't want to mess with the original design and change out mirrors etc.  The factory designed it this way and they obviously knew exactly what they were doing with all components.  Obviously....  Anyhow, I'd like to keep it stock.


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1988 K100RS SE VIN 01477554
    

4Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty Re: Mirror supply on Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:31 am

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good to hear that its on the road clubbie '

there is sure to be someone here with a spare

don't know about the plastic indicator lens though ...seems they are getting very scarce on the ground now (for the right ones )

would love to make a mould for both sides , to remake them


there was a good discussion about installing an lanyard through the fairing , to the mirror , to prevent the loss ...erm some time ago now

good luck


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5Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty mirror tether on Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:11 pm

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I have tethered both my mirror pods to the bike using stainless fishing leads.  I'm sure any strong string etc. will do the trick.
I'm thinking it was just the mirror that popped off rather than the entire pod.  You're right, they are getting very hard to find.
I got two of the last brand new factory OEM pods from beemerboneyard.com a couple of years ago.  They were perfect until YESTERDAY when I dropped the bike in my driveway and broke my turn signal lens.  Another tough thing to find.
Try the boneyard site and then cafe/hacker/destroyer-of-beautiful-motorcycles types.

Went for a 500 km ride around the south Vancouver Island loop yesterday (after I epoxied the turn signal lens).  Perfect weather.  Pretty soon we can go for that Mount Baker ride!

nvboy

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6Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty Re: Mirror supply on Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:03 pm

Point-Seven-five

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It's an outrage that BMW refuses to sell safety related parts for their motorcycles. 

It would be a gold mine for someone in Germany to get into BMW purchasing and track down the tooling for parts.  You could make a fortune just selling parts for what BMW charges.

I had a business acquaintance who purchased old tooling from OEM auto parts suppliers and used it to make authentic plastic and metal repair parts for antique automobiles.  He started out as a machinist at a GM plant and last I heard he had three homes around the US and Caribbean and two airplanes to get around to them.  And there is no need to talk about his collection of classic antique cars.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

7Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty Re: Mirror supply on Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:16 pm

club_c

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Nvboy is correct, it's just the mirror glass required. After I reread my post I realized I hadn't made it clear. Local supplier can obtain it at $105!!  Hoping I can do better...


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8Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty Re: Mirror supply on Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:18 pm

club_c

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Charlie, a reminder came up in my Facebook page it was 6 years ago last week we met for the ride around Oz!


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9Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty Re: Mirror supply on Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:33 pm

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Six years! How time flys
Good to see you back here mate.


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10Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty Re: Mirror supply on Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:12 am

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Follow up on the mirror thing.  My supplier is having a hard time getting the replacement mirror.  For now I had a glass shop cut a piece of mirror and fit it into the old smashed up backing.  Looks great.  However, as has been mentioned, the original mirror glass is slightly convex, the replacement is flat, so it's a bit different than the original right side reflection.  But I've solved this for now...


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"There's never enough time to do it right, but there's always time to do it over."

1988 K100RS SE VIN 01477554
    

11Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty Re: Mirror supply on Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:16 am

AL-58

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30 something Euro, not sure how that compares.
https://www.bmwbayer.de/en/replacement-mirror-glass-spherical-clear-bmw-k-models

I have seen a link to a european supplier that had much better prices, cant find it at the moment.  Cant remember whether it was here or at the FB K100 lovers group.

Al


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12Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty Re: Mirror supply on Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:36 am

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Not sure about the RS mirror bot the RT/LT is on a ball and socket to pivot.

Do NOT lubricate the connection when you try to fit a new mirror......it will float about and not stay in focus...not to mention easier to fall out. Clean the ball and socket with a cloth but nothing more and wipe clean to make sure no residues of any kind are left on it.


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1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
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13Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty What I did on Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:53 am

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:It appears that BMW is no longer supplying mirrors(or the turn signal lenses) for the RS.  Best bet is to befriend a cafe hacker.

Another option I have seen is to ditch the RS mirror assemblies and replace them with bar mounted mirrors and aftermarket turn signals.  It will require some body work to fair in the old mounting surfaces, and the wind protection for your hands will be gone, but the photo I saw looked rather attractive, and even made the RS fairing look a bit more streamlined and less bulky.

This is what I did and my RS looks just fine...

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Replacement mirror glass is available from this eBay shop too:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Außenspiegel-Spiegelglas-Ersatzglas-Motorrad-BMW-Typ-K100-RS-Sphärisch-konvex/221255464155

    

14Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty Few EUR less on Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:55 am

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@AL-58 wrote:30 something Euro, not sure how that compares.
https://www.bmwbayer.de/en/replacement-mirror-glass-spherical-clear-bmw-k-models

I have seen a link to a european supplier that had much better prices, cant find it at the moment.  Cant remember whether it was here or at the FB K100 lovers group.

Al

23 EUR by the Autospiegelglasstechnik from Bremen

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Außenspiegel-Spiegelglas-Ersatzglas-Motorrad-BMW-Typ-K100-RS-Sphärisch-konvex/221255464155

    

15Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty Two whole mirror assemblies on Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:58 am

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There is also an add for two complete RS mirror assemblies in the eBay small adds section (that exists on German ebay ONLY!!!):

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/bmw-k100-k1100-rs-spiegel/682142047-306-5990

    

16Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty Re: Mirror supply on Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:51 am

Point-Seven-five

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Your bike with the bar mounted mirrors and small turn signals looks great!  Looks very much like the one I was talking about in my earlier post.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

17Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty :-) on Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:27 pm

ffbikersa

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Your bike with the bar mounted mirrors and small turn signals looks great!  Looks very much like the one I was talking about in my earlier post.

Thanks. Only the shipping made Aeroflow screen way too expensive so I had to look for something in Europe - but in my opinion the one I found, by French SECDEM, looks even better than Aeroflow's- and is significantly cheaper with just 149 EUR vs $ 285 or $ 340 how much Aeroflow screens cost

    

18Back to top Go down   Mirror supply Empty Re: Mirror supply on Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:57 am

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@AL-58 wrote:30 something Euro, not sure how that compares.
https://www.bmwbayer.de/en/replacement-mirror-glass-spherical-clear-bmw-k-models

I have seen a link to a european supplier that had much better prices, cant find it at the moment.  Cant remember whether it was here or at the FB K100 lovers group.

Al

That German site is excellent - just working out an arrangement for a replacement mirror (many choices) - thanks! Very Happy

Update: bought a pair of mirrors, very good pricing ($86 CAD with shipping) - took about 2 weeks.  Covered the old mirror with 2" wide clear tape and just levered it off in chunks (all held together by the tape).  Took longer to remove the double-backed tape left behind, but managed to scrape most of it off then remove the residual with a rag and paint thinner.  The new glass went on perfectly (four strips of 1/2" wide double-backed tape included).  It's been on there for about 500 miles - all good like new Smile



Last edited by Ace Handler on Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:01 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Updated informations for my peeps ;-))


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