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Post  Mike L on Tue Mar 19 2013, 15:47

Does anyone know where i can get mirror extensions for my cat as the ones on bike are not great
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Post  SteveCat on Tue Mar 19 2013, 16:30

A G_Link to a thread on the subject.
GSX or Thunderace mirrors, or the route I took - getting mirror extenders.
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Post  0ldcat on Thu Mar 28 2013, 21:20

Hi mike,
Why not pop along to the New Members Intro's Click Here and say hello. I'm sure you'll get a real warm forum welcome Thumb

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Post  Rosco on Thu Mar 28 2013, 21:48

Ya don't say.....you'll be telling us is your headlight isn't great next.

Unless you are japanese size i think you'll struggle to use them.

I've got thunderace mirrors which I think are the most aesthetically pleasing and much better view but still not as good as extentions - but they don't look awfully nice IMO and ain't that cheap.

Always a trade off.

Some folks have gone for ones with built in indicators too....which look trick.

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Post  infantrysgt on Sun Mar 31 2013, 14:19

Mike,

I'm working to address the same issue and found a website (below) which sells them. Haven't purchased them, but it looks like a decent option.

http://www.moto24.org/sw-motech-mirror-extension-yamaha-yzf-600-r.html

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Post  0ldcat on Sun Mar 31 2013, 16:38

Interesting,

Is that just an extender where the OEM mirror is bolted on , or is it the business end of a new set of mirrors ?
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Post  infantrysgt on Sun Mar 31 2013, 18:13

It is just for the extender. Attached below is a comparable link that shows two types of yamaha compatible extender options. The first is a simple spacer and the second is a hinge extension. I looks like the option for the YZF600R is the hinge extension. (for the cost, you would think it would include the full mirror set!)

http://www.motohaus.com/acatalog/Yamaha_Mirror_Widener_s.html
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Post  Roll The Bones on Mon Apr 01 2013, 20:43

Managed to win a pair of ace mirrors £15 delivered from ebay.
Hopefully should be better than what's on now.

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Post  Rosco on Tue Apr 02 2013, 00:02

@Roll The Bones wrote:Managed to win a pair of ace mirrors £15 delivered from ebay.
Hopefully should be better than what's on now.


Hi RTB

If I remember correctly you can re-use one of the existing thundercat mirror holes but you need to drill another one.

I was given some instructions by someone on the old website.

Let me know if you want me to try and find them.

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Post  HEHORE on Tue Apr 02 2013, 00:53

See I dont get what the fuss is about , I think I can see quite well out of mine
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Post  SteveCat on Tue Apr 02 2013, 10:11

@0ldcat wrote:
Is that just an extender where the OEM mirror is bolted on

They the one's I have on mine Tel. They start out life a lovey black, but the anodizing turns a brown/bronze after a while.
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Post  Roll The Bones on Tue Apr 02 2013, 14:45

Thanks Rosco, may hold you to that offer.

They haven't been sent yet.
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Post  Roll The Bones on Fri Apr 05 2013, 16:47

@Rosco wrote:
@Roll The Bones wrote:Managed to win a pair of ace mirrors £15 delivered from ebay.
Hopefully should be better than what's on now.


Hi RTB

If I remember correctly you can re-use one of the existing thundercat mirror holes but you need to drill another one.

I was given some instructions by someone on the old website.

Let me know if you want me to try and find them.

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Can I hold you to that kind offer Rosco?
Mirrors came today.

Thanks,
Danny.
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Post  Rosco on Fri Apr 05 2013, 20:04

@Roll The Bones wrote:
@Rosco wrote:
@Roll The Bones wrote:Managed to win a pair of ace mirrors £15 delivered from ebay.
Hopefully should be better than what's on now.


Hi RTB

If I remember correctly you can re-use one of the existing thundercat mirror holes but you need to drill another one.

I was given some instructions by someone on the old website.

Let me know if you want me to try and find them.

Cheers
Rosco

Can I hold you to that kind offer Rosco?
Mirrors came today.

Thanks,
Danny.

Hi Danny

I managed to find it.

It was sent to me by user Jez (on the old MSN site)

The text is as follows but I'll try and share complete with pics somehow.


"
Modifications:

The main difference between the Cat and Ace mirrors is the direction of thread onto the bike. The Modification utilises the original body holes, the ACE original front thread, and a Cat Mirror bolt on the rear.

ThunderCat - Held in by two Allen Key Bolts fastened from the Outside.

ThunderAce – Held in by the mirror threads passing through the body, from the outside, secured by nuts on the inside. The distance between the mounting holes is shorter than that of the cat.

The Front mounting is roughly the same distance from the start of the mirror bracket, so we need to use this thread.
The Rear thread needs to be removed from the mirror. Cut the rear thread off each mirror so that the mounting plate is flat


Next modification is the mounting holes on the bike.

Drill out the thread inside the front-most hole:


Fit the new Mirror onto the bike using the front thread, lightly bolt and align the bracket accordingly (Moving the mirrors at this point to adjust aspect will snap the thread!)

Using a pointed tool such as Drill-bit or Screwdriver, insert through the rear mounting hole from inside the fairing, making a score on the back of the Mirror Mount

Remove Mirror and drill a new hole through the Mirror Mount, big enough to fit the ThunderCat bolt thread through it, as centred as you can (from top to bottom) on the mark you have made on the back of the Mirror Mount.



Refit Mirror, align to holes, bolt front thread from the inside of the bike, screw in a thundercat bolt from the outside through the hole you have made and onto the bike (should align perfect).

Congratulations, they are finished. Adjust as necessary and off you go!

Jez
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Post  Rosco on Fri Apr 05 2013, 20:27

Hopefully this is it here - link
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Post  Roll The Bones on Fri Apr 05 2013, 20:40

Cheers Rosco but the link appears not to open correctly.
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Post  Rosco on Fri Apr 05 2013, 22:01

Maybe more joy with a PDF - link
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Post  Roll The Bones on Sat Apr 06 2013, 15:53

Thanks for your help Rosco but I went a different route this morning and got them fitted (will post pics). great

I decided to use both of the Ace's threads and used the Cat's original rear fixing holes
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Post  Rosco on Sat Apr 06 2013, 15:55

No worries. Glad you are sorted. Smile
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Post  Roll The Bones on Sat Apr 06 2013, 16:03

Got the photos up!
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