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post #1 of 7 Old 07-14-2016, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Nifty Mirror block off

Here's my big contribution to the knowledge base here!!!

I decided i was going to find something to plug the mirror mount holes since i use bar ends. I know you could just get a M10x1.50 pan head screw, but you won't find them at your local lowes/home depot. I tried a couple plugs but finally found this little rivet that works.



sorry i didn't think to take pic of the actual thing..
basicaly looked like this:


cleans up the mount hole like this:


Ta dah!
costs about $1
For some reason i can't find them on lowe's site. They were in the hardware section.

I can take one out and get some measurements if someone really wants them.

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They also have them with a smooth top at Lowe's

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post #4 of 7 Old 07-14-2016, 07:47 PM
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Other option:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...A110MBRL8XO94E

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Love the simple solutions! Very nice.

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from what my lowes had either the rivets were too skinny or too fat or too long. They had these smoothe topped caps that would be great except the 3/8", 5/16" are too big and the 1/4" too small. I liked that this one had a flange so it covers some of the rubbed off paint from mirrors.

I'm curious about the RAM mounts, and why they are all the rage?
Personally, my requirements for mounting a phone on my bike would be a waterproof housing, and maybe something that prevents overheating, and it's got to stay on. I use my phone as navigation and music. I realized on my last trip if i were to lose it i'd be pretty screwed.. but you can't beat the level of information and road detail you can get on a phone.. I'm sure there are some GPS's that have it.. but with so many negative comments about gps's and the turmoil of downloading the most updated maps constantly or subscriptions, i've been too skeptical of that route. I'd love to hear of a good option though.
I do get...go exploring... a lot on my trips because i don't have the phone mounted so have to rely on audio cues to decipher which road i need. btw i use osmand and furkot to route my trips create gpx files and turn by turn navigation.

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I'm curious about the RAM mounts, and why they are all the rage?
They are simple, they are sturdy, and they work. They have many options for attachments and the rubber used in this balls absorbs vibrations. I use one for my phone for the same reasons as you and I love it. Have the phone paired to my Sena and I am a happy camper.

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