coldinvt at gmavt.net coldinvt at gmavt.net
Wed Jul 8 19:50:56 PDT 2009

"You can heal the symptoms but not affect the cause. It's quite a bit like
trying to heal a gunshot wound with gauze..."

My GPZ (sold in '03 :[  ) had the stock mirrors and bar ends and I don't
remember vibration such that I couldn't see a cop's "christmas tree"
behind me.  Smooooth comes to mind...

In other words, it sounds like something's up...  Worn or unbalanced
tires?  Suspension issues?  Wheel bearings?  "Engine issue?"

-Rob in rainy VT

> Get a tiny back up camera, mount in the rear, and an lcd display on the
> top of triple tree. Then ditch the mirrors altogether.
> If that is cost prohibitive, please let us know what you come up with.
> Regards-
> J
> What's The Difference Between Ignorance And Apathy?
> ~ I Don't Know And I Don't Care ~
>> From: art.robinson at rogers.com
>> To: drewblanchard at gmavt.net; gpzlist at micapeak.com
>> Subject: RE: mirrors
>> Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 09:09:27 -0400
>> I've heard of riders putting lead weights inside the bar ends, but that
>> might be difficult feeding them through the 6mm screw holes in the end!
>> Art
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com]
>> On Behalf Of Drew Blanchard
>> Sent: 08 July 2009 08:59
>> To: gpzlist at micapeak.com
>> Subject: mirrors
>> While I'm thinking about it, does anyone have a decent solution for
>> mirror vibration? More than once I've wondered what that is slowly
>> gaining on me; can't tell if it's got a light bar on top, or just a roof
>> rack until it's too close to matter. My mom would tell me to slow down
>> and then I don't have to worry, but the vibrations through the mirrors
>> are annoying from about 60 - 80 mph. I recall cutting some rubber
>> mounting plates from a thin mouse pad for use on my last bike. That
>> changed the speed at which the vibrations occurred, but didn't get rid
>> of them. Any ideas? ]
>> I know there's an excellent product out there called sorbothane
>> <http://www.sorbothane.com/> , used to dampen vibrations in turntables
>> and other audio gear, but I've never worked with it. The mirrors on the
>> Super III remain crystal clear at all speeds, but they're also a lot
>> smaller and tend to just give me a good view of my elbows. This mirror
>> issue may cause my insurance to go up...
>> Drew in VT
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