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post #1 of 6 Old Jul 25th, 2007, 7:56 pm Thread Starter
 
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Rear Mirror Glare

I rode my Valkyrie and put 25K miles on it in about 3 years. I sold the bike and purchased an LT about a month ago. I had some problems (dumped it in the street taking off on a left) and have made some changes that have made a big difference. Purchased a windshield that is 20" tall (my LT is a 20020 helped with the depth perception since i'm not looking through plastic, found that some one had cranked the weight tension to max under the seat set it to one up, put new 880's on and the place only put in 36 pounds front and 42 rear (now 44 front - 48 rear), purchased a kit to lower the pegs now i can get my feet down fast enough when the insane brake takes hold.

However, it's been about three years between riding the Valk and riding another bike, the 2002 LT. When last i rode all the cars headlights were normal. Now, they are so bright that they blind my review mirror when i'm driving at night. Anyone come up with anything to eliminate this big problem?


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post #2 of 6 Old Jul 26th, 2007, 12:16 am
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yeah... throttle.

seriously.. for night driving, you can get some "cling" plastic window tint. Wally world sells a roll of it for the RV crowd... it's about 6 inches wide and long enough to go across a windshield at the top.

Now, you can cut the stuff to cover the the mirrors.. however, I have a different idea...

Cut out a strip to cover below your line of sight and stick it inside your visor. You can roll it up and stow during day and just stick it inside for night riding.

If it gets dirty, just wash...

YOu can also cut a strip for the brow of your visor for daytime....it cuts a lot of glare.

The cost of the roll is about $4 and you can fashion a lot of personal designs.. or you can spend $10 for one at a MC shop.

Here's the product on Amazon...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000EBICN2/...2&linkCode=asn

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Thanks for the suggestion. I had hoped to find a replacement mirror that would compensate. I have used night time yellow tint sunglasses to eliminate star glaze in my windshield when i rode my Valkyrie.

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yeah... throttle.

seriously.. for night driving, you can get some "cling" plastic window tint. Wally world sells a roll of it for the RV crowd... it's about 6 inches wide and long enough to go across a windshield at the top.

Now, you can cut the stuff to cover the the mirrors.. however, I have a different idea...

Cut out a strip to cover below your line of sight and stick it inside your visor. You can roll it up and stow during day and just stick it inside for night riding.

If it gets dirty, just wash...

YOu can also cut a strip for the brow of your visor for daytime....it cuts a lot of glare.

The cost of the roll is about $4 and you can fashion a lot of personal designs.. or you can spend $10 for one at a MC shop.

Here's the product on Amazon...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000EBICN2/...2&linkCode=asn

I think I will try this out on my helmet visor. Sounds a lot cheaper that getting a second visor.

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I think ball bearings would eliminate glare from any following headlights wouldn't they?
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yes.. You're right, Brian, but they must be of the 1/2 inch diameter and slung down forcefully enough to bounce about 1.5 feet into the air.

however, having checked the prices of bearings lately, that is very cost prohibitive.

Now, mirrors on the rear of the LT... that has promise!

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