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Old 03-25-2013, 09:27 AM   #10156
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Fastways...

...won't bend like that. Just sayin'...
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:54 AM   #10157
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Wow....I've already bent mine as well, but nowhere close to that, in other words I've always been able to fix them again :O
But then again, I am only riding my 650gs since last year.

Other than that, the pics from Gravel Seeker and Barnman show one thing I noticed before.
There are 2 types of TT Rallye footpegs. The ones Gravel Seeker are extended to the front, barnman's are extended to the rear. I myself have two sets, one of each kind.
Yep, quite a useless fact, but I am still wondering why....


And yeah, I can confirm what Gravel Seeker said about the shifter
Maybe barnman's peg is from the complete rallye kit and the one in my picture is one I've bought separate or vice versa. I know I've only bought one complete rallye kit so min might very well be a replacement. I can't recall anymore.

But that means that, depending on which pegs yu have, you can move the centre of gravity back or forth by about 15mm or so. Might be just that little something the perfectionist is looking for weight wise or angle when standing wise.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:03 AM   #10158
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I had to go out and check what is on my bike now and they are extended to the rear. I think perhaps the one in my first picture, the really bent one, was their original design and then they changed it because they discovered that they would bend so easily.

The RHS peg I have on now is also bent....

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Old 03-25-2013, 03:42 PM   #10159
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allegedly.... still no evidence to support such a bold claim

Oh, and Kubiak - I hate you so much right now


Oh, it exists. I've just been having too much fun riding the small Orange stuff lately to bolt it all back together.

I take this as a challenge.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:26 AM   #10160
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Oh, it exists. I've just been having too much fun riding the small Orange stuff lately to bolt it all back together.

I take this as a challenge.
Can't wait to see the masterpiece
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:19 AM   #10161
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...won't bend like that. Just sayin'...
Oh, they bend.... (maybe not as easy) Somehow my Dakar and Husky have bent Fastways... Might be something to do with all the dam rocks we have here in Rocky Mountains...
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:09 AM   #10162
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Mirror Recommendations

OK folks, time to replace the mirrors on the Dakar.

I've been looking at the Touratech folding mirrors ($$$).
It looks like the adjustment on them isn't as versatile as stock. Hard to tell on their website

I like the ball and socket. Should I stick to the BMW brand?

What works for you folks?
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:29 AM   #10163
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I found the BMW mirrors vibrated and hid vehicles behind (Like white patrol cars) and being round provided less vision

I saw some rectangular mirrors on a scooter, cut off the threads and fitted them to the BMW adaptors, work great and low cost
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:41 AM   #10164
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I found the BMW mirrors vibrated and hid vehicles behind (Like white patrol cars) and being round provided less vision

I saw some rectangular mirrors on a scooter, cut off the threads and fitted them to the BMW adaptors, work great and low cost
Did you unscrew them and cut once you got home or just cut them right off the poor bastards scooter ?

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:55 AM   #10165
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Are you assuming he wasn't in a showroom?
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:57 AM   #10166
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OK folks, time to replace the mirrors on the Dakar.

I've been looking at the Touratech folding mirrors ($$$).
It looks like the adjustment on them isn't as versatile as stock. Hard to tell on their website

I like the ball and socket. Should I stick to the BMW brand?

What works for you folks?

Highway Dirt Bikes Folding Mirrors
if your offroad alot. Amazingly vibration free on the road.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:27 AM   #10167
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OK folks, time to replace the mirrors on the Dakar.

I've been looking at the Touratech folding mirrors ($$$).
It looks like the adjustment on them isn't as versatile as stock. Hard to tell on their website

I like the ball and socket. Should I stick to the BMW brand?

What works for you folks?
I'm using the stock ones on my 03 Dakar, but don't do a lot of hard core off road riding on it. On my WR250R I've really liked the Doubletake mirrors that use the RAM mount system. Very easy to swing out of the way or remove when not on the road. They do vibrate a bit, but are still very functional on the road. A little pricy though.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:31 AM   #10168
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Are you assuming he wasn't in a showroom?
Naturally
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:35 AM   #10169
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Highway Dirt Bikes Folding Mirrors
if your offroad alot. Amazingly vibration free on the road.
I was looking at these, but decided I'm already wide enough when lane splitting during rush hour.
Only clipped one right rear corner of a 18 wheeler when trying to thread the Dakar between it and a bus last summer...
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:46 PM   #10170
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Did you unscrew them and cut once you got home or just cut them right off the poor bastards scooter ?

Ha ha, love it!!!

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Highway Dirt Bikes Folding Mirrors
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I will say these are the best mirrors I have had on any bike for sure. Awesome guards too
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