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hooverbj's picture
VBMWMO #9255
Joined: 04/01/2017
Posts: 77

I've been looking at accessories on the Blue Moon catalog and I really like the look of the headlight mounted rearview mirrors. From what I can see it looks like the mirrors come with a threaded stem. I'm assuming the the bolt threads from inside the headlight bucket? Does anyone have these on their bike? If so, do you like them? Are they functional?
Thanks in advance,
Brian Hoover
1966 R50/2
Cedar City, Utah

MikeL46's picture
VBMWMO #9300
Joined: 01/01/2016
Posts: 58
Headlight mirrors

I have some on my /2. They work quite well with the low bars, can't speak for higher bars.

They look so good on my bike that I'd probably use them even if they weren't good mirrors; but they work so well that I probably use them if they were ugly.



67 R50/2 w/R100 engine/trans and Ural Sidecar
69 R60/2 76 R90S 78 R100RS
70 Triumph w/Spirit Eagle Sidecar

stagewex's picture
VBMWMO #8810
Joined: 10/26/2014
Posts: 464
They look great. Take some

They look great. Take some getting used to depending on your body/frame/size/seat/handlebars/etc..
As a safety matter you really want to see cars behind you and not your knees.

They will not ever be as good as handlebar mounted as far as I'm concerned. They may or may not work for you.

First picture is when I first bought the bike and had low bars. It was impossible for me to use the mirrors that way. But I'm 6'2" so that might be a different experience for others.

2nd & 3rd pictures are with high U.S. bars. Much better and out of the way of the mirrors now.

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mike wex/stagewex
1969 BMW r60/2, US Model, 1995 BMW K75, 2006 Yamaha TW200, 2007 Ural Patrol

schrader7032's picture
VBMWMO #7032
San Antonio, TX
Joined: 10/27/2006
Posts: 6540
Also check to see what Vech

Also check to see what Vech offers.

I have them on my R25/2. They're reasonably functional, but I do have to be conscious of where they are versus my other bikes. On the single as well as the R69S, I'm using my mirrors a lot as I'm sometimes a moving roadblock, especially on the R25/2. They do have a cool factor associated with them.


Kurt in S.A.
'78 R100/7 '69 R69S '52 R25/2

808Airhead's picture
VBMWMO #7677
Joined: 08/05/2009
Posts: 1010
The handlebar perch mount is

The handlebar perch mount is what I am running on the Earls fork and the plunger bikes I am using bar end mirror,both are great.


Thomas M.
R69s - R60/2 - R67/2 - R51/3

Daves79x's picture
VBMWMO #9030
Joined: 08/09/2015
Posts: 304
They Work Great

They work just fine and look great. Just get the Albert ones from Vech, not the Bumm ones. Tried both and the Alberts are by far superior.




Airhead77's picture
Brisbane, Australia
Joined: 07/24/2013
Posts: 75
My 2 cents

I also bought the Albert headlight mirrors for my R27 a few years back after I read a lot of comments, both positive and negative. During the 3 years of owning the R27, not even once did I get to see a vehicle through the mirrors. I did everything I could to adjust them, I was even riding with a spanner in my pocket to adjust the nut on traffic lights. I was lifting my arms, bending down under the Euro steering bar. Nothing, nada, niente, ei mitään, τίποτα! It was either asphalt or tree tops.

But, hey! They looked good! Big Grin

P.S. A friend's R69S has different headlight mirrors with shorter arms and I could see just fine from them.


Current: 1972 BMW R50/5
Sold: 1960 BMW R27
Christos @ Brisbane, Australia

312Icarus's picture
Joined: 07/15/2016
Posts: 332
Becasue you are on the ‘wrong’ side of the road

Maybe you could never see another vehicle with the headlight mounted mirrors is because you were riding on ‘wrong’ side of the road?


Airhead77's picture
Brisbane, Australia
Joined: 07/24/2013
Posts: 75

You're right Icarus, here they do drive on the "wrong" side of the road. I just moved here 5 months ago from Finland, had my R27 while I was in Helsinki.


Current: 1972 BMW R50/5
Sold: 1960 BMW R27
Christos @ Brisbane, Australia

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