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post #51 of 59 (permalink) Old 7-25-2009, 10:12 AM
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That bike needs to be ridden more and polished less.
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+1 to that
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Re: Reflectors?

Used some good ole' zymol wax...

over 500 miles now...it's getting dirtier

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post #54 of 59 (permalink) Old 5-19-2019, 2:51 PM
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Resurrecting a very old thread...

I just bought a 1993 EX500 and the PO removed the front side amber reflectors. I've bought replacements but I can't see how they're mounted. Can anyone educate me?

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Side reflectors are generally the first thing that go in the bin (trash) once import bikes arrive here in the UK. Very easy to spot non uk bikes if left attached. Makes no odds to safety really unless riding in the dark is your thing. Never been one for adding reflectors to any of my bikes although I did have a phase of applying reflective wheel stripes for some reason? providing the wheels were gloss black that is.
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post #56 of 59 (permalink) Old 5-19-2019, 5:33 PM
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yeah side reflectors are not a requirement here in the UK. but some places they are. to answer the question it appears they are mounted under the front fairing on the spare hole near the front. if you look on the underside lip of the front fairing you should see a hole somewhere inline around the middle of the cyl head. as I said we don't have them but looking at EX's on google it appears to be where they go.
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Actually, now that I'm old and out of style, I like the reflectors up front. Mine were missing when I got it. If they were there, I'd keep them. They break the black monotony and give the bike a completed look. If you were restoring a bike as a collector, you'd have to have them for it to be right, right?
I use a generic spray cleaner/polish (same as the Honda stuff) and clean everything with it, rims and all. Good stuff, and cheaper than the genuine Honda product. I also like the smell and having no need for water at all.


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post #58 of 59 (permalink) Old 5-23-2019, 6:29 PM
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In looking at pictures of other Gen 1s, the reflectors appear to be mounted in line with the frame downtube. But I see no hole in the lip of the front fairing for mounting the reflector bracket. Appears that I'm either going to have to drill mounting holes or mount the reflectors directly to the fairing.

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post #59 of 59 (permalink) Old 6-24-2019, 9:58 AM
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Duh. Found the hole in the fairing. Got the reflectors mounted.

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