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Old 08-19-2004, 06:45 AM   #1
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Mirror mirror on the wall...

After having my 03 LC4 Adv. mirror break off from a minor drop WITHOUT even contacting the ground I am looking elsewhere for ideas. It probably was a mfg. flaw but it still sucks. I could post pics of these options but they are in the links if that is ok.

Many people seem to like the Dual Star Adjustable Mirrors:
http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Equi...le_mirror3.htm

also here?:
http://www.fourstrokesonly.com/MirrorRound3.html

"Our renowned, fully adjustable convex mirror has no equal! Less vibration and more visibility than any other dual-sport motorcycle mirror made.
Mounts on the rise of all stock and after-market handlebars.
Housing is of high-strength and impact resistant Polycarbonate. Corrosion proof stainless steel bracket and stainless steel/aluminum hardware.
We designed these to replace stock mirrors that are oversized and prone to breakage. Even on the tightest trail these 2.5 oz. mirrors stay put and intact.
ITEM # DESCRIPTION RETAIL QTY
38-00000-000 DUAL STAR ADJUSTABLE HANDLEBAR MIRROR $16.95 EACH"

Others, like Creeper, like the Bikemaster folding mirrors:
http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/MirrorsFAQ.htm
http://order.powersportspro.com/cart...=tr601117&Ref=
http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Chap...77DCE5F2374B25

Barbasma put on the KTM SXC mirrors (folding) that looked alot like the ones offered by KTM Sommer:

http://www.ktm-sommer.de/Seiten_04/F_zub_adv640_04.html

But I haven't read any reviews of the Sommer option. Any more opinions?
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Old 08-19-2004, 08:52 AM   #2
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Better mirrors will not detract from your wankerness.
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Old 08-19-2004, 08:57 AM   #3
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I'd like to keep this in forum for a bit before you have it tossed into Jo Momma. Play nice and I will send you my RD350B head and you can play with ports instead of those damn new-fangled valves.

The F650 fellas seem to think your Bikemaster mirrors vibrate too much, but that is better than the $100 price tag for BMW replacements... any comment or do ya just wanna lob shells?
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Old 08-19-2004, 09:03 AM   #4
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I'd like to keep this in forum for a bit before you have it tossed into Jo Momma. Play nice and I will send you my RD350B head and you can play with ports instead of those damn new-fangled valves.

The F650 fellas seem to think your Bikemaster mirrors vibrate too much, but that is better than the $100 price tag for BMW replacements... any comment or do ya just wanna lob shells?
If I can't fuck with you... then who Meat?

I like my bikemaster/ken sean mirrors but... I don't think there is a perfect mirror out there.
We want them small and cool looking, but then we want to see out of them, and then we want them to be vibration free, and finally, we want them to fold out of the way at a moments notice and fold back immediatly with no ill effects. Oh yea... and we don't want to spend more than about 30 bucks.
I've looked for a long time... haven't found the perfect mirror yet.
I guess I'm happy with the KS/BM mirrors because they do all of the above fairly well.

Gota go to work... Ciao Meat
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Old 08-19-2004, 09:05 AM   #5
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I have the Sommer mirrors as well, but have not yet had a chance to try them out.

You might want to check out the setup Dirtyvfr has on his bike, he has extra mirrors mounted low on the bars, allowing you to pull the main mirrors and still be legal. (I do not run mine for serious single track, they come off, along with the turn signals.)
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Old 08-19-2004, 11:38 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by meat popsicle
Barbasma put on the KTM SXC mirrors (folding) that looked alot like the ones offered by KTM Sommer:

http://www.ktm-sommer.de/Seiten_04/F_zub_adv640_04.html

But I haven't read any reviews of the Sommer option. Any more opinions?
Hi Meat,

Most of the Adventure riders in germany have the SXC Mirrors mounted.
There is also a cheaper version of these Mirrors coming from Asia.
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Old 08-19-2004, 01:40 PM   #7
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The folding mirrors are what I use. Folded out they look legal, and folded in they are out of the way. Really though, I never fold them in. It is just that when I crash they move out of the way real well. I have had one of the mirrors break in a wierd crash. So I ordered a bunch of 4" mirrors from a craft shop. A simple squirt of silicone and the mirror is as good as new.

Another great feature of these mirrors is that the mirror itself slides up and down the stalk. In tight woods I slide it down a bit.
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Old 08-19-2004, 03:35 PM   #8
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The mirrors on my f650gs were crap and the dealer wanted a boatload of money to replace them. I went and bought a cheap pair of replacements(about $9 each) and they work awesome. The mirror itself is housed a frame, not the typical ball and socket setup from BMW. You need a wrench to adjust them. I just put em where I wanted them and they haven't moved in over 7K miles.
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Old 08-19-2004, 08:02 PM   #9
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So MP... what did you decide... or are you still thinking about it?

Mirrors... to me fall under the heading of "consumables"... like tires, brake pads, grips etc. You get a set, you use 'em... then something you perceive as better comes along... you buy 'em, they turn out to be crap... it's a never ending process.
In 6 months, I'll have found some strange bicycle mirror made by elves in Croatia that is the absolute bomb... for about 6 months.

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Old 08-19-2004, 08:28 PM   #10
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I run one Dual Star mirror on my 640 Adventure.

I use the bike only for dirt.

The mirror is so I can ride to the dirt and be legal.

If ya wanna really see behind ya on the street, buy a better mirror
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Old 08-20-2004, 12:08 AM   #11
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DirtyVFRs Dual Dualstar mirrors:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17860
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Old 08-20-2004, 02:56 PM   #12
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I run one Dual Star mirror on my 640 Adventure.

I use the bike only for dirt.

The mirror is so I can ride to the dirt and be legal.

If ya wanna really see behind ya on the street, buy a better mirror
That looks just like a "third eye" bicycle mirror with an 'L' bracket instead of the bar end rubber mount.
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Old 08-20-2004, 05:24 PM   #13
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I use the Ken Sean Mirror available from Baja Designs. Its tall but sturdy and adjustable, doesn't vibrate much and even 90 mph doesn't blow it over.

http://www.xrdualsport.com/images/project/clutch.jpg
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Old 08-20-2004, 06:10 PM   #14
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factory duke 2 mirrors work for me and they look great too.

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Old 08-21-2004, 03:08 AM   #15
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What thread fitting are they, Col? 10mm? Do you get a reasonable view behind?

I'm thinking maybe to change my Dommie's mirrors - the left-hand one needs replacing anyway as it keeps blowing back onto my forearm at any real speed.
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