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Old 15th August 2011, 09:52 PM
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I have just had a look at spuds car on his page and the mirrors have got indicators but they are not visible from the rear and if I remember correctly spud did tell me when he took me for a test drive that they were only for show.

Try this item number on www.ebay.de

230653918069

These look as though they wrap round far enough to be seen from behind.
They look good, It would be nice to see them in the flesh, the arms look quite angular I wonder if the would meet iva requirements also is the indicator going to give enough coverage to the rear? I suppose you would never know without fitting them.
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Old 15th August 2011, 11:10 PM
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I,ve been taking some pics of my car today so thought I,d show what I have done with my side repeaters,

Not saying this is the only solution but as you can see from the pic taken from the rear it clearly shows the side repeater flashing & if you look beyond it you can just about see the scuttle ( tho this pic wasn,t taken with any IVA measurements / guide line rules, just showing it as an example )

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Old 16th August 2011, 06:41 PM
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Andy, same place as i fitted mine and passed IVA, was going to fit on the scuttle but after reading the IVA book did not take the risk.

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Old 16th August 2011, 06:54 PM
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Andy, same place as i fitted mine and passed IVA, was going to fit on the scuttle but after reading the IVA book did not take the risk.

Gus
Being totally honest Gus.......it was seeing that you had fitted yours there & passed the IVA test that convinced me to fit them in the same place as yours .
At first I wasn,t keen on them fitted in the rear wings , thats maybe cos it was fresh in my mind when i fitted them, but now I hardly notice them at all.

So, its thanks to Gus

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Old 16th August 2011, 08:36 PM
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Hi Handy Andy
just looking at that pic ..
is the reflector vertical
cant tell from the angle of the picture.
its just i know Gus had to put some wedges behind his to get them vertical for iva
just ignore me if i,m being silly
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Hi Handy Andy
just looking at that pic ..
is the reflector vertical
cant tell from the angle of the picture.
its just i know Gus had to put some wedges behind his to get them vertical for iva
just ignore me if i,m being silly
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Hi Les,

You being silly ??? never

With regard the reflector.......no its not vertical, its just stuck onto the rear wing / so follows the angle of the wing.
I must say tho, I wasn,t aware the reflectors need to be vertical for the test
I thought the only rear light that must be vertical was the fog light.

Or have i missed something in the IVA manual or is it moving its goal posts again

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Old 16th August 2011, 10:35 PM
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Talking Mirrors with repeaters

I have looked a dozens of mirrors and dont think they are made with the same job in mind, If you look at the iva expected line of sight for the side repeater lamp its supposed to be visible from the rear. All the mirrors I have looked at to date have most of the lenses to the front of the mirror, the bike ones are probably done like that to save having any other repeaters to the front, handy andy has his in the correct place according to the iva. It might be acceptable to put that type of lens on the end of the mirror though !!!!!!!!
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Andy, Les is right mine had a wooden wedge behind ,they have to be 90 degrees to the road. (mine fell off that night).

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Andy, Les is right mine had a wooden wedge behind ,they have to be 90 degrees to the road. (mine fell off that night).

Gus

Thanks Gus & Les...

I honestly didn,t realise the reflectors had to be vertical....thanks for the "heads up", I,d better find those wedges that fell off your car Gus

Just another thing.....do the rear tail lights need to be vertical too ( tail/stop & indicators ?)

I must,ve missed that page in the manual

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The IVA manual (version I have is 6.02) was changed in 2009 to describe the rear retro reflectors to
"rear reflectors must face predominately to the rear"

as opposed to the old manual which used to say
"rear reflectors must face squarely to the rear"

You'll be fine just the way they are as there is no requirement to have them square to the rear.
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