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Recommendation for 2009 V 650 rearview mirror

Hi folks, I am trying to find replacement mirrors for my 2009 V 650. I looked through some old threads with some recos, but the links weren't working. Would appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction or perhaps recommend some good (big) mirrors.

Also, if there's a link on how to replace them, that would be appreciated as well.

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Got a set of eBay cheapies from China that worked much better on my 09 than a set I paid much more for......https://www.ebay.com/itm/10MM-rear-v...sid=m570.l1313

Heres a video using the mirrors you can see how well they work. Might want to skip the first 2minutes....
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I have Aprilia mirrors on my 2008. Expensive, but they work great.

Discussions:
https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...o-mirrors.html

https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...cs-please.html

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i have some mirrors from my old SV650 on my 08 versys

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I put Aprilia Tuono mirrors on my '08 and '09 - they are GREAT, but the Kawi mirrors on my '15 are so much better than the OEMs on the Gen 1, that I recommend WHICHEVER you can get the better deal on!

Here they are on my '08, c/w 'extenders' from China (EBay).


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I put Aprilia Tuono mirrors on my '08 and '09 - they are GREAT, but the Kawi mirrors on my '15 are so much better than the OEMs on the Gen 1, that I recommend WHICHEVER you can get the better deal on!

Here they are on my '08, c/w 'extenders' from China (EBay).

Thank you all (I am not sure how to respond to individual posts :-)

I will let you know what I end up with.
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Thank you all (I am not sure how to respond to individual posts :-)....
JUST respond on here, like you did.



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Got a set of eBay cheapies from China that worked much better on my 09 than a set I paid much more for......https://www.ebay.com/itm/10MM-rear-v...sid=m570.l1313

Heres a video using the mirrors you can see how well they work. Might want to skip the first 2minutes....
https://youtu.be/wOhhcM-nLRU
So 2 questions.

1) Which extenders are you using

2) Does this also address the vibration issue, don't see much reason to upgrade my mirrors if they still vibrate so bad that I can't see anything out of em anyway. As a current 09 Versys owner, I know how useless the stock mirrors are.
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So 2 questions.

1) Which extenders are you using

2) Does this also address the vibration issue, don't see much reason to upgrade my mirrors if they still vibrate so bad that I can't see anything out of em anyway. As a current 09 Versys owner, I know how useless the stock mirrors are.


1) MotoWerk Mirror Extenders

2) They have a lot less vibration than the stockers but i also had a MotoWerk Anti-Vibe Bar Risers on it...
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This is what I used on my 2008. They did not need extenders. They also look nicer than the stock mirrors on the bike.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-...pid=4004367339
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W/ the Tuono mirrors and Ebay extenders on the '08, I don't really notice ANY vibes. Pretty much the same as my '15 650.

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I have Emgo replacement mirrors on my 2008 650. I would not recommend them. No matter how I tighten them, they work themselves loose. I did about 2 miles of gravel road last week. After they first mile both mirrors became wind vanes. I have to keep a wrench in my saddle bags just for the mirrors.

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The best mirrors I've put on a bike.......https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...g-mirrors.html
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Quick update. I ended up going with these mirrors:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-...53.m2749.l2649

I drove around my neighborhood <40mph and there was no rattling or vibration. Will be taking it on the freeway tonight and will report out.

See attached images. I actually liked how these sit lower than the stock mirrors - gives it a sleeker look :-)
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So I took my Versys (with the new mirrors) out for a spin yesterday. Was on the freeway for about 90 minutes and did "more" than freeway speeds ;-) I didn't notice any vibrations on either mirrors, so am very pleased. I plan on riding on gravel this weekend.
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Took it on gravel roads this past weekend (and dropped my bike once :-( happy to report that the mirrors held up to scrutiny. Did not have to retighten them or anything. And haven't noticed any vibration or rattling since.
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