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Barkbuster VS Vibrating mirror

Hi all

Like many of us knows, mirror on the first gen were crappy to say the least
Manu of us went the KTM route and speedy mirror extender
That set up greatly improve the mirror situation

Last season, I've put on a barbuster kit on the bike (2009)
And Since I haven't riden much in the past two season, I have the feeling that the mirror are vibrating like hell but not sure

Anybody else have that situation/feeling ?

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Same here. I have the same set up and the vibrations are bad at most rpms. The mirrors are really only good for telling me someone is behind me.

I think I'm going to swap them out for a different set. What mirrors would folks recommend?

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I would suggest trying Aprilia mirrors and no extenders.

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Right-hand mirror p/n ap8104921 (http://apriliasuperstore.com/i-11741...ew-mirror.html)
Left-hand mirror p/n/ ap8104922 (http://apriliasuperstore.com/i-11735...ew-mirror.html)

As per this thread
Aprilia Tuono mirrors

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I would suggest trying Aprilia mirrors and no extenders.

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Right-hand mirror p/n ap8104921 (http://apriliasuperstore.com/i-11741...ew-mirror.html)
Left-hand mirror p/n/ ap8104922 (http://apriliasuperstore.com/i-11735...ew-mirror.html)

As per this thread
Aprilia Tuono mirrors

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I need to order these, have the pages bookmarked.
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Sucks, eh? I can't tell whether there's one or two bikes behind me! I may put on bar end weights and bar end mirrors (I have). I may not be able to see any better, but I'll have less wind resistance!!

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I would suggest trying Aprilia mirrors and no extenders.

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Right-hand mirror p/n ap8104921 (http://apriliasuperstore.com/i-11741...ew-mirror.html)
Left-hand mirror p/n/ ap8104922 (http://apriliasuperstore.com/i-11735...ew-mirror.html)

As per this thread
Aprilia Tuono mirrors

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Sucks, eh? I can't tell whether there's one or two bikes behind me! I may put on bar end weights and bar end mirrors (I have). I may not be able to see any better, but I'll have less wind resistance!!
After having Aprilia mirrors on BOTH my Gen 1s (STILL have them on my '08), I can say that they flat WORK!

NOW that I also have a Gen 3 '15, I can say that the Gen 3 mirrors are AS GOOD as the Aprilias, and do NOT need extenders IMHO!

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I'm just not going to buy mirrors for my junky old Versys. Probably more types to try in the junk box!!! The bar ends came off my VStrom, which wasn't exactly graceful, anyway. I'd kind of like a wide angle rear view camera with screen. Anyway, the bar ends are now on, the MRA shield is tilted forward some, and I'll give it a whirl pretty soon. Wife wants to try her BMW F700GS in the mountains, and I've not had the Versys a mile high yet, so maybe I'll take it. Good utility bike.

Now I'm really curious about the 300. I was thinking of a 390 Duke, but the 2 cylinders are nice. If we move to flatlands.

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...Now I'm really curious about the 300. I was thinking of a 390 Duke, but the 2 cylinders are nice. If we move to flatlands.
Suggest you read the MOTORCYCLIST magazine 'wrap-up' of a long-term test of the 390 a month or two ago....

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After having Aprilia mirrors on BOTH my Gen 1s (STILL have them on my '08), I can say that they flat WORK!

NOW that I also have a Gen 3 '15, I can say that the Gen 3 mirrors are AS GOOD as the Aprilias, and do NOT need extenders IMHO!

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Dave C suggest no extender
Do you have those ? Extender that is ??

I'm kind of thick around the waiste , so the extender are kind of mandatory ...


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After having Aprilia mirrors on BOTH my Gen 1s (STILL have them on my '08), I can say that they flat WORK!

NOW that I also have a Gen 3 '15, I can say that the Gen 3 mirrors are AS GOOD as the Aprilias, and do NOT need extenders IMHO!

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Dave C suggest no extender
Do you have those ? Extender that is ??

I'm kind of thick around the waiste , so the extender are kind of mandatory ...


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I would suggest trying them without the extenders first. They are wider than stock, and are crystal clear when attached directly. They are slightly buzzy on mine with extenders. In both cases, they are clearer than stock.
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