Monday, Sep 22 2014 [110 miles]
Look what the postman brought today. And I got an email from ProCycle saying other goodies I’ve ordered shipped. Should be a busy week for farlking.
It took longer to take the pictures than it took to mount the mirrors. A 17mm open end wrench is needed to get the stock mirrors off. As you can see I used a touch of loctite on the ram balls.
I haven’t taken a test ride, yet. However, sitting on the bike I adjusted the mirrors for a good view to the rear on both the left and right side. I could not get the right stock mirror to show anything I wanted to see. This is a big improvement.
I do notice that it takes two hands to adjust… one to adjust the tension on the ram arm and another to position the mirror.
Tuesday, Sep 23 2014 [128 miles]
The mirrors are a big improvement over stock. At some engine loads/RPMs they vibrate more than the stock mirrors, but not bad enough to annoy me. I can see who and what is behind me — just can’t read the licence plate numbers.
I got 50 MPG from my first tank of gas. 120 miles on the trip odometer, 2.4 gallons entered.