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F3 mirrors- they're kinda comedy.

Turning cars into swirls and headlights into LSD fx.



They are obviously resonating - so surely if we changed the resonant frequency it would be better? Or at least different.

Has anyone tried adding weights to the inside of the mirrors? Even an oz should make a difference. (I'm English, not European - lbs and oz please )

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Personally, I would just like to know how something so major was never identified and fixed prior to the F3 ever being sold... It seems like something that could probably be quite an easy fix. I may fiddle with my stock mirrors when I get back to the states in a year and try out a few different things.
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Personally, I would just like to know how something so major was never identified and fixed prior to the F3 ever being sold... It seems like something that could probably be quite an easy fix. I may fiddle with my stock mirrors when I get back to the states in a year and try out a few different things.
Indeed. All you need to do is ensure no resonance below 80mph - beyond that you're not gonna care.

I'll try adding a few weights. I'll keep you guys updated.

>cue videos of mirrors flapping so wildly and taking off<


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Indeed. All you need to do is ensure no resonance below 80mph - beyond that you're not gonna care.

I'll try adding a few weights. I'll keep you guys updated.

>cue videos of mirrors flapping so wildly and taking off<

I saw someone on the forum who put some soft packeging material in the little gaps around the mirror.
Its sort of a foam based impact absorption material.

It would decrease the issue but not totally resolve it.
Try it out.
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They are at the wrong angle anyway, so it's of little consequence if they vibrate.
Every thing else on the bike is very well considered but the standard mirrors are almost useless.
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But Bruce, you can't accelerate with the clutch pulled in.
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But Bruce, you can't accelerate with the clutch pulled in.
Forward planning, pull the clutch in, check and then accelerate

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