John:The other day I installed the side view mirror. I carefully aligned the mirror post to the body.
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I was tipped off by my buddy ScottieC (on the other forum) that getting to the mounting screws was a real bear. It was.
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Dry fitting was easy enough, but as soon as I got the lock-tite on the screws, I dropped them down between the body and the foot box. Fortunately I was able to use a magnet to drag them to the opening for my O2 sensor wire. Oh - I also dropped the socket head down there too.
Once mounted, I discovered that visibility SUCKS! I can’t see anything farther back than my rear tire. I probably could change the angle of the post to make things better, but that would mean taking everything apart & drilling new holes. To maximize visibility the mirror post would have to be skewed diagonally up & down. I’m not doing that, so…
I placed an order for the Breeze side view mirrors. When they come in, I’ll mount them along with the wind wings and take the F5-provided mirror off.
Sorry I didn't get this response to you sooner. I have bullet mirrors on the fenders and went with convex "mirrors" that are really highly polished metal disks the same size as the mirrors themselves. I will be putting up a post on my build thread soon. The convex pieces cost me $10 for 2 and you can't tell they are metal vs std glass mirrors. They work GREAT to get an excellent view over the rear fenders. This may still be an option for you if you want to give it a try. Wonder what the mirror shake will be on any mirror mounted to the windshield posts. Just a thought for your consideration.