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08-09 engine mounts, foot pegs, and mirror upgrades?

Does anybody know if the 2010-11 motor mounts fit the 08-09 models? I've ridden the new model Versys and there seems to be significantly less vibration. The mirrors seem more clear through a wider range of rpm and there is definitely less vibration under foot. From what I've read and noticed by observation, the motor mounts (specifically the rear mount) was upgraded, the foot pegs are different, and the mirrors had vibration mounts attached. So my question is: Has anybody done these mods to their 08 or 09? Or is there other options available that will accomplish the same thing with the same or better results?

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The frame would have to be adapted to fit the bushings. The new frame diagram is barely changed, as you can see the new upper rear motor mount bushing housings drawn over original design. Maybe the upper rear mounts could be adapted to fit the four rubber bushings (2 outer, 2 inner), although that would require removing and reinstalling engine.

Kawasaki rubber bushing part # 92092-0021 ($5.40 each).

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Food for thoughts and thanks for sharing.

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the 2010 or newer bikes produce the same amount of vibration, the rider is more isolated from it.
For me
Owning and riding thumpers the Versys vibration does not bother me at all.
In regard to the mirrors, don't need to read the auto's license plate just know its an auto.

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The mirrors and pegs are backward compatible to the V1. I have done it, though it was the Z1000 mirrors and the C-14 Pegs at the time. I got the idea from this terrific forum! The motor mounts would be more ambitious.
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In regard to the mirrors, don't need to read the auto's license plate just know its an auto.

It also helps if you can tell if it's a cop or not.
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It also helps if you can tell if it's a cop or not.
Although it is better to no rely on risk of getting caught to avoid a ticket.

CHP can be kinda sneaky that way!

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Thanks for the help. The diagram was very helpful as was the suggestions on the mirrors and pegs.
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Search here for KTM SuperDuke mirrors. I have a set and they don't buzz.

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