In November I bought a pair of what were described in the invoice as "Genuine Aprilia Tuono mirrors AP8104921/AP8104922 - Pair ITALY."
Now I think maybe they weren't genuine, after all, and I'd like y'all's opinion.
I bought the mirrors from an eBay store called Motoscience. I'm operating under the assumption that, if these mirrors were counterfeits, the sellers were fooled, too.
Immediately after mounting the mirrors just before Thanksgiving, I wondered why riders on this forum rave about the clarity of their Aprilia mirrors, because mine vibrated as much as the stock units had. I had been so psyched to be able to actually see the cars behind me. Alas, that never happened -- everything behind me continued to be a blur.
By Christmas, the glass mirrors were vibrating against their plastic housings. It took a while to figure this out, because I believed that the loud buzzing was coming from the bodywork -- you know, the typical buzz that the Versys is known for. When I got a GoPro for Christmas, I was motivated to find the source of the buzz, and that's when I discovered that the sound was coming from the mirrors, especially the left one. If I press my thumb against the mirror, the buzzing stops.
I sometimes stuff slices of bicycle inner tube or, in a pinch, paper, between the mirror and housing, and that quiets the buzz for a few miles, until the dampener falls out.
By February, the painted mirror stalks were rusting.
It turns out that I have the same model of mirrors that Tigerpawed had: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...2&postcount=80
Same serial number stamped on the mirrors and everything.
So: Copies? Counterfeits? Should I try again, maybe at a dealership?
By the way, when I bought the mirrors, my antennae were up, and I was on the alert for counterfeits. The mirrors arrived in what looked to my uninformed eyes as genuine Aprilia packaging.