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does anyone know if there`s any local stores like, walmart, autozone, napa, pep boys and so on, that might have a rear view mirror that would mount on my roll bar? thanks
 

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How about $20?
I wish I'd seen this before I paid Polaris $60 for one.
Polaris ACE Rear View Mirror
Once you put it in your cart there is a shipping calculator. For me it would have been $8.
I bought this one and don't really care for it...one thing is that it's too big and it also keeps coming loose and I have tightened it all the way to the end now. Spend the extra money and get a good one.
 

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I don't know about a lot of them listed on the website, but there are a boat load of ones on Amazon.com, type "UTV Rear View Mirror" to search. I would think the Polaris one would be great quality....
 

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I don't know about a lot of them listed on the website, but there are a boat load of ones on Amazon.com, type "UTV Rear View Mirror" to search. I would think the Polaris one would be great quality....
The Polaris mirror on my RZR has taken a lot of abuse and is still functional.
"Abuse" includes quite a lot of dust being wiped off, with only a few scratches resulting, and me banging my helmet on the mirror due to really rough bumps without me wearing a harness, so I got pitched around inside the cab.
At one point I had to scrape some helmet paint off of the mirror.
In January when I had a rollover accident in my RZR (and was not wearing the harness), I actually popped the mirror's ball joint out of the socket with my head because I hit it so hard.
I'm still recovering from that accident, but the mirror just needed to be popped back into the socket.
So I believe that the Polaris mirror kit is worth $60.
If someone says the $20 one is low quality, then that seals the decision for me. Next time I'll buy the Polaris one again.
Too many times I've gone through several "cheaper" alternatives because I was unhappy about the price for something, only to end up hvaing spent just as much or more on cheaper stuff that didn't work out.
 

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I bought the Polaris mirror and mounted it on the cross member of the ROPS. It gives me a good wide angle view. However, there is a blind spot immediately behind me. I had a buddy riding my trails with me the last three days and if he was following immediately behind me I could not see him. My head took up the entire center of the mirror. I have it tilted as high against the roof as I can and I still see my ugly face in the center of the mirror. I am shopping for some small mirrors to mount on the side of the ROPS. I want them in addition to the wide angle Polaris mirror.
 

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On mine, I lose a few inches of viewable area because my helmet is in the way, but not much when you consider that the backrest takes up some too.
Sometimes, with convex mirrors, moving them in the direction you want them to go gets you LESS viewable area in that direction. Convex mirrors are weird.
Here are a couple pics showing how much FOV I get and where the backrest is, and how I have my mirror clamped. Maybe this will help?

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I bought the Polaris mirror and mounted it on the cross member of the ROPS. It gives me a good wide angle view. However, there is a blind spot immediately behind me. I had a buddy riding my trails with me the last three days and if he was following immediately behind me I could not see him. My head took up the entire center of the mirror. I have it tilted as high against the roof as I can and I still see my ugly face in the center of the mirror. I am shopping for some small mirrors to mount on the side of the ROPS. I want them in addition to the wide angle Polaris mirror.

when you find some post them on here, if you dont mind. thanks
 

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Scoundrel do you have much vibration on your gopro where you have it mounted? i mounted mine on the dash, center bottom, outside the windshield and i had to much
vibration.
 

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Scoundrel do you have much vibration on your gopro where you have it mounted? i mounted mine on the dash, center bottom, outside the windshield and i had to much
vibration.
Anything plastic is going to vibrate like crazy, especially with a single cylinder engine.
I have tried two mounting positions: The front roll bar next to the mirror, and the rear roll bar.
The front one produces a better field of view with less obstructions.
The rear one seems to vibrate slightly less, but the cage and roof are in the way. The rear view mirror will be in the way too.
But here, you can decide for yourself:




 

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Scoundrel seems to me the rear mount had less eng noise, but it was sure picking up that seat squeeking. the front mount had a lot better view, with more eng noise, but i can live with that. so it will be the front mount for me. thanks
 

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I think that squeak was coming from the sway bar and being transmitted through the frame, but either way, it's squeaky for sure.

But hey, no prob, just mute the audio and mix in "let the bodies hit the floor" at full volume and you're good to go, right?
 

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i installed my mirror as a rear view around the roll cage bar. I didnt realize how much my visibility was blocked once I put my helmet on.(Did not think of this during install process)

I think Im going to try the side mirrors and see how that works out.
 

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Bilbo asked me to post when I selected my mirrors. I ordered a set of Bad Dawg UTV 1.75" Breakaway Side Mirrors for $55 at Amazon. I installed them today drove the Ace with Greybeard and One-Shot for three hours. Below is the photo from Amazon.

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The mounting bracket has a rubber liner to protect the finish on the ROPS. The above photo has the mirror and extension to mount the morrow wider. I did not install the extension.

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I took this photo from inside the Ace with it parked in the garage. The center mounted Polaris mirror is convex and is very wide angle. The Bad Dawg mirrors are flat and have a much narrower field of vision. I have the two Bad Dawg mirrors pointed toward the center of the Ace to view the blind spot that my helmet and head make in the center mounted Polaris mirror. I use side mirrors extensively when backing and they work very well for this on the Ace. I can see both rear fenders and backing is much safer now.

It require two 5 mm allen wrenches to mount the mirrors.

I like having all three mirrors. I have both a panoramic view and good vision when backing.
 

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I have 2 4inch truck convex mirrors mounted on the side roll bars plus the EMP on center bar. Works great for me! Can be seen in my album, blow up pic. Having stripped the two tiny set screws used to lock the EMP mirror in place I took them out & drilled the hole all the way through & put 2 small screws, nuts & washers in. It is now very stable. Also moved the mirror to the far right side of the roll bar so I didn't have to look at to much of my ugly face!
 
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