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Old 02-18-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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Side Mirror Extenders

Hey Folks,

As many R1200GS know, the side mirrors do little to show what's actually behind you and more of what is on your sleeves, so I am asking if anyone has any recommendations on side-mirror extenders/extensions?

I've seen the ones at Touratech for $85, but am curious if there are other products out there that I am not aware of.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:37 AM   #2
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Here's my thread on the Wunderlich ones...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=643655
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:06 PM   #3
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Ztechnik

I bought these:
http://store.bobsbmw.com/product/zte...ers-r1200gsrst

They are simple and work as designed. Glad I made the upgrade.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:48 PM   #4
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I bought these:
http://store.bobsbmw.com/product/zte...ers-r1200gsrst

They are simple and work as designed. Glad I made the upgrade.
Damn this G-Spot and farkles I don't need, but think I do need, so of course, have to buy!
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:41 PM   #5
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I bought these:
http://store.bobsbmw.com/product/zte...ers-r1200gsrst

They are simple and work as designed. Glad I made the upgrade.
I decided to pick up a set of these too. I own an adventure, so I had to get a different model, but thanks! I hope they serve me just as well as they have you.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:29 AM   #6
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check: saeng.com for their Quick Scans. Pricey but effective.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:57 AM   #7
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How do these extenders affect the 'fuzz/blur' in the mirrors?

Less would be a welcome perk, but what is the reality?
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:59 AM   #8
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How do these extenders affect the 'fuzz/blur' in the mirrors?

Less would be a welcome perk, but what is the reality?
The THICKER the extender...the LESS the vibration.

There is NO vibration in the Wunderlich one's.

Compare the thickness of the TT (0.25 in) ones to the Wunderlich ones (0.675 in...per my micrometer...no specs on website). No comparison. W wins.

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Old 02-22-2013, 12:03 PM   #9
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:08 PM   #10
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:56 PM   #11
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The THICKER the extender...the LESS the vibration.

There is NO vibration in the Wunderlich one's.
Laurel is right on the money! The Ztechnik extenders are crazy thick, and the mirrors don't vibrate at all anymore. Nice!

Of course, vibration depends on more than just mounts, right? Tires, motor condition, road condition, blah, blah.

YMMV, but whatever you do, post pics!
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:41 PM   #12
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Wunderlich!!!

The ones from Wunderlich are the best out there. Billet Aluminum, beautiful.

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...e/8160447.html

Best pic I could find...

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:03 PM   #13
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Alternative strategy: I got a pair of military-length folding KTM mirrors for my HP2. They're the 280mm, 10x1.25 ones in the pic. They are a straight replacement for the stock mirrors -- but about an inch longer and folding, so they don't get trashed off-road.



Link:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=357336

No affiliation, just a happy customer ....

Oh, and they're rock-solid at highway speeds. The folding joint doesn't cause them to vibrate.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:12 PM   #14
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I bought the ztechnic mirror extenders. They are solid, a bit ugly but work well as advertised. But in the end I took them off. I prefer keeping an eye on my blind spots to the side/rear to watch out for speeding lane changers who like to mow bikes over. I can still see directly behind me enough to keep the license plate polishers away.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:59 PM   #15
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Funny I have owned many bikes

Many of my previous rides had terrible rear views, however I have no problem with my 2012 r1200gs.
Barely notice my elbows.
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