Mirrors

I have 20 mopeds at the moment and half of them don't have mirrors. Interweb stores and the like have them ranging from $7 on up, depending on what you want.

Well, I would be looking at $70, plus shipping, and probably 3 or 4 times that if I went good quality.

With tires, tubes, petcocks, cables, and engine rebuilds, I will be looking at a lot of money when I get to those bikes next year.

But someone pointed out that one only had one ass and can only ride one moped at a time, so why not use that philosophy on moped mirrors?

I found decent mirrors online with "bases" you could buy separately. I COULD buy 10 bases and 1 mirror and just move the mirror to the bike I'm riding.

I noticed a Bell bicycle mirror that velcro's onto the hand grip for $10 at Wally World.

Has anyone tried them?

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I gave up on those years ago. They used to make a round one that had an expandable insert that went inside the bar end like the Puch Magnums have. Was a decent mirror that looked pretty cool.

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I tried that one on the Pinto. It works but easily moves around. I much prefer the type evil described. They are inexpensive on eBay and so far have held up well. They do look cool.

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Trent Anderson /

I was hoping that the velcro style was decent and didn't move. I tried one on a Puch last year that went INTO the end of the handlebar as well from a bike shop. It was difficult to get right and remove, plus I didn't want to "damage" every hand grip of every bike I would have to put them on.

Has anyone tried one of those little, round, dental type mirrors that stick on the helmet that bicyclists use?

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Since you should be wearing a helmet anyways, just get a rear view helmet cam.

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> Since you should be wearing a helmet anyways, just get a rear view

> helmet cam.

CrossHelmet X1 $1,699 + $70 shipping .

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Trent Anderson /

I totaled up what I've spent on mopeds over the last 4 years and it's about $370 per bike at this point, which includes the purchase price and any repairs, tires, tubes, etc. I've still to pay off my mechanic for the first batch of engines rebuilt and have 9 more to deal with, so I figure that average price per bike will go up to around $500. That helmet alone will bring that number up to $600 per bike.

At age 55, do you seriously expect me to grow up get a real job to pay for that helmet?

Moped Army guys are sooooo mean!

Where's the bullying form?

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> I totaled up what I've spent on mopeds over the last 4 years and it's

> about $370 per bike at this point, which includes the purchase price and

> any repairs, tires, tubes, etc. I've still to pay off my mechanic for

> the first batch of engines rebuilt and have 9 more to deal with, so I

> figure that average price per bike will go up to around $500. That

> helmet alone will bring that number up to $600 per bike.

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> At age 55, do you seriously expect me to grow up get a real job to pay

> for that helmet?

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> Moped Army guys are sooooo mean!

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> Where's the bullying form?

If you can afford to pay a mechanic ... ;)

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Trent Anderson /

That video looked pretty cool.

I've been looking at better helmets than the two 5 dollar half face garage sale helmets I currently have. The local Honda shop down the street has around 20 styles to chose from, but I haven't found one that I can get on and off without hurting my ears.

I'm also concerned that with the rear view display on all the time, right in the line of sight, I would end up watching stuff behind me all the time until the novelty wears off.

Personally, I think I should better stick to a mirror option, but that's just me.

Cool helmet, though.

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> Personally, I think I should better stick to a mirror option, but

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> Cool helmet, though.

Same here .

Besides , mirrors come in handy when signaling for help when you happen to end up deep in the underbrush . ;)

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> > helmet cam.

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> CrossHelmet X1 $1,699 + $70 shipping .

Trip to hospital or death = pricless

Out of curiosity, whats your deductible on your health insurance?? (edited)

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Dirty30 Dillon /

To save money for mirrors: rebuild your own motors.

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> Out of curiosity, whats your deductible on your health insurance??

Last time we used it : $0 . :)

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Probably Fred /

If you’re from Ohio you have to have at least one mirror mounted to your bike,

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> Last time we used it : $0 . :)

Cool. $0 head = $0 helmet

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> Cool. $0 head = $0 helmet

You asked about health insurance , not what I think my head is worth .

But , yeah , zero out of pocket is nice .

As for that X1 , I wonder if they offer a rent-to-own option . ;)

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> As for that X1 , I wonder if they offer a rent-to-own option . ;)

I'm sure one could find cheaper options with the same concept if ya dig around the webz. Give it some time and I'm sure the prices will come down like any other tech.

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> live ɘvil Wrote:

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> I'm sure one could find cheaper options

I think they call them mirrors . ;)

About the tech ... it's been out there for a fair amount of time already .

Maybe not as integrated as the X1 , but ...

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> Maybe not as integrated as the X1 , *but one for all is cheaper than all for one*

Fify

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Dirty30 Dillon /

Somehow spending $1600 on a helmet is cheaper than like $250 to just have hard mirrors?

Seems logical.

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> Somehow spending $1600 on a helmet is cheaper than like $250 to just

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> Seems logical.

Especially if you ride motorcycles or drag race, moto gp, track days, etc. Mopeds are not the only thing to require a helmet for safety. Might even be useful in N.Y.C. while walking down the street. (edited)

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> I tried that one on the Pinto. It works but easily moves around. I

> much prefer the type evil described. They are inexpensive on eBay and

> so far have held up well. They do look cool.

Ya well I gave up when I couldn't find them at walmart or internet anymore 20 years ago after my niece dumped the bike and destoyed it. Never looked again since. The one I had was great and stayed put.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

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> etc. Mopeds are not the only thing to require a helmet for safety. Might

> even be useful in N.Y.C. while walking down the street.

Or you can spend $400 on a normal DOE/SNELL helmet and $250 on mirrors? Save the $1000 and buy a nice used automobile

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> Or you can spend $400 on a normal DOE/SNELL helmet and $250 on mirrors?

> Save the $1000 and buy a nice used automobile

But if you're in N.Y.C. you still gotta make it to your automobile. js

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Dirty30 Dillon /

I think your general understanding of NYC is eschew.

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> I think your general understanding of NYC is eschew.

Ya mean like you understanding my humorous point of random everyday situations. Sorry if I offended ya bruh

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pepboys 3-4 bucks,, stick it on with p-90,

call it good & ride !

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Dirty30 Dillon /

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I think your general understanding of humor is eschew.

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> I think your general understanding of humor is eschew.

And perceived opinions are not???

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