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    Who Is The Butta-man? Array Butter's Avatar
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    Welding Or Bending Aluminum Mirror Posts

    I just picked up some aftermarket mirrors with turnsignals built into them. They weren't made for my bike ( 2001 F4i ) but I thought I'd try anyways. They bolt up fine, the only problem is that they only have one pivot point by the mirror, and not at the bottom of the post aswell. The problem is, that they need to bend about another 30 degree's for them to look right, and for me to see out of. The posts are aluminum with the wires running through them.

    So... my question, could they be bent ( with-out breaking ) or maybe welded with-out the wires melting inside to make the extra 30 degree's that I need for this to work?
    Any help or other ideas would be great.
    Last edited by Butter; 04-17-2008 at 05:08 PM.

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    builder of bikes Array cosworth's Avatar
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    Are you sure that is aluminum? Looks too thin to be AL. Magnet?

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    Weld with wires inside? Not a hope.

    And I'm with Cos on this one. The base is far too light to be aluminium and the tube looks too light as well. Check it with a magnet.

    Assuming it IS steel then they can be bent but you'll want to pull it around a tubing bender to avoid kinking it.
    A backyard mechanic without a service manual is just like a hooker without a lamp pole.... they are both in the dark.

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    Who Is The Butta-man? Array Butter's Avatar
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    okay... sorry, you two were right. The magnet sticks...not aluminum.
    Any ideas on shops that would be able to bend something that small?
    Last edited by Butter; 01-15-2006 at 07:03 PM.

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    How about a couple angled spacers between the mirror and the fairing plus some longer bolts to re-set them at the right angle?

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