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Hey guys...Just cleared the corner of the garage where my Versy has been hiding in for the past two years. New tires, battery and fresh brake fluid and she is ready to ride! The plastic parts on the mirrors are cracked (they apparently were not dimensionally stable). My local dealer says there has been no bulletin re the '09 mirrors and I noticed the 2012 Versy they have on the sales floor has much nicer metal mirrors. I have a year left on my GTPP extended warranty but the service guy says the mirrors are 'considered a wear item.' Anyone else have mirror issues?
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I had the same thing happen to one of the mirrors on my '09. They're crap to begin with, so I scored myself some Triumph oval stem mirrors (as seen on the Tiger 1050 and Speed/Street Triple). I highly recommend them, but people have also had great luck with '10+/Z1000 units.

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My left mirror cracked in the same place on my '09, from nothing more than regular use and adjustment. Eventually I dinged that one up in a 0 mph drop. I rode for a season with cheap aftermarkets before buying a new used L mirror from a forum member.

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Same year, same crack ...
Got rid of them and install ktm's instead

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I've seen that on several '09s.

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A wear item??? Batteries and tires wear but I've never heard of a mirror "wearing." Do they leak electricity or shed rubber? Amazing!

Still, the OEM mirrors are, as one person said, crap and mostly good for examining your shoulders. I replaced mine with KTM 990 Super Duke mirrors and like them a lot. Others have replaced with Aprilia Tuono mirrors and seem to like them as well. Either way you'll end up with much better mirrors that won't "wear."

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I replaced my 09 mirrors with the Z1000 mirrors then broke one in a drop and got some cheapies off of ebay and they worked just as good and if i break them no big deal..http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-UNIVERS...c2a220&vxp=mtr

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Thanks for the replies. Yep the stock mirrors are crap...

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Big fan of the Aprilia Tuono mirrors here.


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I got a pair of these CNC billet aluminum mirrors, and I love them... Copies of Italian Rizoma Tomok mirrors, they are convex and blue tinted.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-C...b9a578&vxp=mtr

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^Those mirrors look sharp^ I like the straight bolt in design for mounting.

Got a picture of your bike with them on?

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Invader, does the view blur due to vibration? Looking a tad small, is the coverage sufficient?

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I already had minimal mirror vibration, thanks to my Tag Metals tapered aluminum handlebar. My CNC 'Tomok' mirrors are entirely made of aluminum which further reduces transmitted vibration. They are smaller, but with as much reach as original mirrors, and with a wider peripheral view. (More convex-Objects in mirrors appear smaller still than in original mirrors)... I'll try to get a photo soon. I also love the texture on the mirror casing which matches my Seat Concept 'carbon' seat cover. They're also very slipstream and more aerodynamic. Beautiful quality throughout.

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Aprilia Tuono mirrors were less than $30 each and were top notch in quality. Be greatfull the stockers need to be replaced.
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Big fan of the Aprilia Tuono mirrors here.
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Aprilia Tuono mirrors were less than $30 each and were top notch in quality. Be greatfull the stockers need to be replaced.
I guess - X 3!!!!


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