6th August 2015 at 7:51 pm #5897
Thought i would put my progress here, i know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea bit i like it …. 🙂 side panels next…..7th August 2015 at 5:14 pm #12726lonesomeSpectator
Yep, not my kinda thing, but I saw a chop the other day with mirrors hanging down from the bars so he was looking back under his armpits 🙂 It looked a lot cooler than it sounds!9th August 2015 at 5:09 pm #12737
Fair enough, I don’t think my bike is anyone’s taste but mine if I’m honest, I just try to post stuff as I’m going along, but I put stuff on my fb and get more interest than on here !!9th August 2015 at 9:53 pm #12705
It looks cool kaye. As said not my personal style but I can respect what you are doing. This is a very quiet site as you have probably guessed. Don’t let that put you off. Keep it up girl . . .11th August 2015 at 5:09 pm #12738
I have seen chops with mirrors pointing down, and i think they are pretty cool too 😎11th August 2015 at 9:47 pm #12706
I can’t say i’ve seen pointing down mirrors ever. Have you got any pics???12th August 2015 at 3:51 pm #12739
https://xorl.wordpress.com/2011/05/28/how-to-flipped-mirrors-on-a-harley-davidson-sportster/ Hi kk, here is a link to swapping the mirrors around on a Tractor!!
Its simple really, i’m planning on doing it to my bike….rgds……oh and a rough idea with a bit of wallpaper as side panel templates..12th August 2015 at 9:24 pm #12730MichaelParticipant
I did some picture editing with my limited capabilities, but maybe it gives you an idea how it may look like this way:
Upper edge of side cover matches the form of the seat and is supported by fat black line with fine white stripes, same or similar as you already have it on the tank 😉
These lines hit upper mount of rear shocks and flow onto rear fender.
Front side of side cover ends in a straight line in parallel with the frame tube. As known from LTDs/CSRs.
The pic with the yellow lines features parallel lines. Base line is lower edge of the tank and repeated at lower edge of side cover.
Have fun and go your own way,
Michael12th August 2015 at 9:41 pm #12731MichaelParticipant
Mirrors below the handle bar are quite popular with Caferacers and other modified bikes.
Here some pics:
Cheers, Michael13th August 2015 at 8:53 pm #12707
I am really growing to liking this Kaye. The paint job is looking really good especially with those lines. I’m liking the suggestion from Michael of following the lines through. That completes it to me.13th August 2015 at 10:01 pm #12740
First Michael, thank you very much on your thoughts and ideas and yes i’m liking the idea of following the seat lines and i’m going to roll with that sort of idea, some inspiration is from a Triumph Hurricane (exhausts) and since the tank has been slimmed down a bit and the side panels need to meet the tank, and i’m most probably going to change the tank stripes to run down the tank and flow into side panels. ……upside down mirrors in progress 😉
i’m dead chuffed my bike is growing on you, i just wish i had more time to spare, same for many i’m sure.
Still onwards and upwards i’ll get there in the end 😛
TRIUMPH OF SOME OF MY INSPIRATION lovely 😎16th August 2015 at 8:01 pm #12741
well this is my take on Michael’s suggestions still only a template but i think i’m on the right track…
pps just incase anyone noticed there is a 1936 austin 7 in the back right on this pic slowly getting buried, at least my bike is doing better than that 😉17th August 2015 at 10:21 am #12708
Yeah I think you’ve got it there. Really neatens it up and finishes the job19th August 2015 at 7:17 pm #12742
upside down mirrors…… oooo i’m getting there 🙂20th August 2015 at 11:46 am #12709
Interesting. Not quite sure on visibility. Might be better as your not getting round your shoulders
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