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I found out, while plowing this week, that I need a rearview mirror (along with rear-facing lights).

Is there anything I need to look out for, when purchasing a rearview mirror (clearance issues)? I do want to put a gun/bow rack in the roof section, but I would hope they wouldn't conflict.

Any one mirror better (or worse) than another? I see them all over the price range ($20 - $100).

Thanks.
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DB, I have a rearview out of a racecar now but I am putting the roof and mid panel on this week and wanted to replace it so I ordered these side mirrors from ebay for $48 a pair. They are suppose to be heavy duty OEM style and not interfere with any accessories. They won't be here until Tuesday so I have not seen them yet. (fast shipping)





Here is the link they have 6 left as of now.

Side View Mirror Set for Honda Pioneer UTV Heavy Duty Large Size | eBay

P.S. One thing I did notice with the center rearview I have been using is it was to high on the roll cage bar and I had to keep looking up. So if you get a center mirror make sure the arm is long enough to come down to a comfortable eye height.

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I found out, while plowing this week, that I need a rearview mirror (along with rear-facing lights).

Is there anything I need to look out for, when purchasing a rearview mirror (clearance issues)? I do want to put a gun/bow rack in the roof section, but I would hope they wouldn't conflict.

Any one mirror better (or worse) than another? I see them all over the price range ($20 - $100).

Thanks.
This won't be for everyone because it isn't a bolt-on item, but I will show it anyway in case someone cares. Moreover, the picture isn't the best because it wasn't taken specifically to show the mirrors.

Furthermore, unless someone is now making them for a Honda it will require welding and fabricating brackets. It also may not be compatible with most windshields (in my application windshields only draw in dust so I don't use them).

So, as you can see in the picture, I used a multi-section full width mirror (I bought it on E Bay, and it was made for a Kawasaki Teryx) and then welded tabs to the roll bar for mounting. I also bolted two side mirrors on as well.

This type of mirror gives an excellent all around rear view, but then again it won't be for everyone.
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I have used that type in race cars before qualt I did really like them. They take some getting used to, you will either love it or hate it.
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I have used that type in race cars before qualt I did really like them. They take some getting used to, you will either love it or hate it.
I like the mirrors you bought on E Bay and I may put them on as well. Thanks.
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I alway thought those side mirrors were kind of stupid.

BUT I was just out in the sand dunes yesterday and had my helmet on and let me tell you those side mirrors would sure have been handy.

Trying to look around with the headrest and roll bars in the way of the helmet was kind of a pain in the neck, literally.

I now may think about getting some.
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I alway thought those side mirrors were kind of stupid.

BUT I was just out in the sand dunes yesterday and had my helmet on and let me tell you those side mirrors would sure have been handy.

Trying to look around with the headrest and roll bars in the way of the helmet was kind of a pain in the neck, literally.

I now may think about getting some.
You need mirrors guys... maybe its just me being an old racer but I need to see behind me. If someone in front of me puts the brakes on the first thing I do is look in the mirror. Also the side mirrors are good for backing up.

These ones are slight convex which I think are best for wide angle and judging distance. They also fold in break away with the spring tensioned sockets so you can pull them in to avoid hitting branches and push back into proper alignment. Or you can just let the branches move them in for you. Plus I think they look better with mirrors.

How will Duwop know when the cops are chasing him without mirrors. lol

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I am using a Kolpin mirror that works for me. I want to point out a tip for any mirror installation. The Honda roll bar is a little different diameter than most UTVs and getting the mirrors to maintain position can be a challenge. I found that using some 3M antislip tread stair tape wrapped on the roll bar first really helps keep a mirror in position without sliding on the bar.
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I bought a $20 generic one to begin with and that sucker was terrible. It ended up breaking on this first weekend I had it. Then I went ahead and paid for the Honda one, and I'm glad I did. It is very very high quality. I highly recommend it. You wont be sorry. I think it was $89.
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I have two side mirrors. My dealer "installed" those gems. They do very little to provide a good sight picture. BUT. They are rugged. I've clipped a few trees and branches with them. They take a beating and keep on reflecting.

I'd share their make or model, but inspection of them provides nothing of their origin.

I keep them on, for children safety.




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