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Under bar mirrors source

Discussion in 'Triumph (Classic)' started by Fast Eddie, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

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    Where can I buy one of those clamp on under bar mirrors that seemed very popular on Triumphs in the USA in the 60s and 70s ?
     
  2. Time Warp

    Time Warp .......back to the 70's. VIP MEMBER

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    You mean a BUCO BATES mirror ? who also did head lights, seats etc
    They would have been nickel and dime mirrors back in the day, expensive if you can find one (NOS) these days.
    Who knows, maybe they were a cut down long stem mirror ?

    There are contemporary copies that look 'OK but the mirror OD might be a problem at 4 inches.

    https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Luckys-Universal-Chrome-Handlebars/dp/B00CFO6Q2A

    Maybe it is EMGO that are making these.
     
  3. alan hodge

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    I use one of the mr lucky size/style on my 72 T120 and it works fine
     
  4. Fast Eddie

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    Any chance of a pic and some info as to which one you use?

    I wasn’t familiar with Mr Lucky at all, they do quite a range of them.
     
  5. Onder

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    They were the way to go back then. Advantage is that your total width is not changed and you dont have to cut a hole in your handgrips for a
    bar end. They are less effective though..
     
  6. Fast Eddie

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    You’ve hit the nail on the head... bar end grips are a PITA for me with wide bars, they don’t fit through the gate on the side of the house !
     
  7. alan hodge

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    here are some pics of my bikes with the underslung chrome 4" ones... you have to look between your left arm and torso to get rear view.. hope this helps I think these mirrors are emgo off ebay
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  8. Fast Eddie

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    Thanks Alan.
     
  9. Time Warp

    Time Warp .......back to the 70's. VIP MEMBER

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    Glad you got it sorted.
    I have been looking for long stem BATES mirrors for my Eldorado for quite a long time but they are hard to find.
    The modern versions just don't quite look right and have cheesy clamps :D:rohan

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    This is a period under bar mirror, its not bad for its age, from the era where even a cheap mirror had some quality.

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  10. L.A.B.

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