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post #1 of 5 Old Nov 10th, 2009, 4:44 pm Thread Starter
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1+ For Mirror Tether

I was Driving down the Highway today and came upon a Paving project.

I saw a sign that instructing me to slow down. Which I did. The next sign told me there was "Bump" ahead.

Its should have read "Huge Fu&%ing bump"

I hit the bump and my left mirror popped right off and there it sat on the side of the bike be held on by the tether. I found a safe place to pull over and snaped it back on.

After I got back on the road I began to think of the hassle I would have been though had the tether not been there.

So after 2 bikes and 40K miles the tethers did there job. If youv'e thought about getting them now is the time, they work.

Ride well
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post #2 of 5 Old Nov 10th, 2009, 4:52 pm
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Re: 1+ For Mirror Tether

Tony, see other post "mirror tether vs screw". Perhaps you'll get another perspective.
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post #3 of 5 Old Nov 10th, 2009, 5:15 pm
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Re: 1+ For Mirror Tether

Saturday a week ago I was on a East Texas back road and hit a hole and the right mirror popped off, but was caught by the fishing tether that Dan had help me install.

Then last Friday I was riding on one of Houston's great streets and caught the edge of a crack and the right mirror fell off on the road. I couldn't believe it. I was riding down the road and the mirror was trying to keep up bouncing down the street. Somehow when I put the mirror on before the little spring clip that holds the fishing line had gotten bent or something.

I decided to use plastic tie bands instead. I carry extra ones so I just put two together and made a loop for the mirrors (both). I got out the black mark-a-lot did a little repair work and went back to riding.

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post #4 of 5 Old Nov 10th, 2009, 5:21 pm
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Re: 1+ For Mirror Tether

On the way to CCR this year, I hit a BFPH (big f###### pot hole) in eastern SD, and my right mirror fell off, luckily I had it tethered. At first I tried to put it back on while moving, of course that didn't work, so had to stop to put it back on.


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post #5 of 5 Old Nov 11th, 2009, 5:30 am
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Re: 1+ For Mirror Tether

I use plastic ties on mine, but pull them up to remove most of the slack. They certainly work!

Just pussin' through.
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