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Mirrors

What a pain in the azz these mirrors are, I have the extenders (which work great) to clearly see behind. However, both mirrors vibrate so bad I can not see clearly behind me! What has everyone done to correct this situation? Thanks

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Go up to the top of the page
click on "search"
type in "mirror"
You should find lots of info. Good luck.

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Hey Dave,

The best mirrors I've found for the Versys is the factory ZRX mirrors. They are all metal so they vibrate less plus they work really well to see behind you.

There is usually someone on the ZRXOA forum that have used ones for sale for around 30 to 40 bucks a pair shipped.

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Anybody know if Speedy is working on extenders that help quell some of the mirror vibes?
May have to look into the ZRX mirrors...

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I use KTM mirrors and they seem to work great and I think they look better than the Kawi rectangle stock ones.
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Thanks folks for all the suggestions Jeff and Dan, do you have picks of these mirrors installed? Thanks

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FWIW, I tried the rubber isolated mirror mounts available from Whitehorse Gear and they did not do the trick. They're meant for gen 1 KLR's which has really bad mirror shake. Unfortunately all they did was turn the high frequency buzz into a lower frequency shake. I had a set of EMGO Mark II mirrors in my parts bin and they look great, stick out farther, and vibrate way less.


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Thanks folks for all the suggestions Jeff and Dan, do you have picks of these mirrors installed? Thanks

Sorry, I can't help you here. I just run with the stock mirrors and put up with the vibration. I've got the miror dampers on my KLR and I'd have to agree they don't help much - if any.

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I'll take some today. I never did use the stock mirrors so I can't compare the two, but I still see some of my shoulder but don't have a problem seeing the vehicles behind me.
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I think someone on here was able to get the right dose of silicone caulk injected into the mirror to quell vibes...but I don't think they stated exactly how much they put in. I tried 2 oz and it wasn't enough. try stick on wheel weights and then transfer the amount to the caulk gun, or there's always the switch to other bikes mirror's trick...I like the z1000 mirrors and the tuono mirrors as far as looks go.
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I just put on a set of mirrors that are Honda mirrors. They are for the 650 XRL model.

I bought them from Fred, at Arrowhead motorsports in Moab Utah. I paid $80 to my door, very fast service.

They are not any bigger than the stock mirrors, and they do not stick out any further than the stockers.

They do work!! They cut down the vibration a whole bunch.I am amazed at how little vibration I have now, and can see very clearly . Nothing is going to completely eliminate all vibration, but these come very close, I recommend these.

I have tried mirror extenders, and they make the vibration worse, and only give marginally better coverage. Any time you add a longer piece of linkage to the handlebars the more vibration you will get. I quit trying to use the extenders they just made matters worse for me.

I believe Dual Star also sells the same mirrors, but I had a hard time getting in contact with them so I went from Arrowhead, Fred is great to do business with.

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Mirror, mirror on the bar, how I wonder why you jar

I've noticed that despite the lack of perceptible
vibration in the bars, I still notice a slight amount
of shake in the left mirror. Only thing I can think
is the brake reservoir acts as a damper on the
right side. I use the riser/extenders, which did
not change the amount of shake. Stock bar end
weights for now, although it might wind up with
some heavier Throttlemeister weights some time...
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Thanks Folks for all the suggestions, I think I will look for another set of mirrors to install.

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2008 Kawasaki Z1000 mirrors, Speedy's mirror extenders, and CRG Hindsight knock-off bar end mirrors as well. This setup works really well for me. I'm about ready to re-do the handlebars again (Pro Taper SE ATV High's) and remount my Zeta handguards as well. Pics to follow when finished..

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I installed the Speedy extenders over the winter, and I decided to reinistall my stock mirrors on the extenders. Now the stockers won't stay put! I have cranked on them to tighten them up, but they still flop around a bit. Any ideas? I may just go back to the Emgos I had on before.

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I installed the Speedy extenders over the winter, and I decided to reinistall my stock mirrors on the extenders. Now the stockers won't stay put! I have cranked on them to tighten them up, but they still flop around a bit. Any ideas? I may just go back to the Emgos I had on before.

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Tighten the 10mm bolt on the inside of the mirror:
* Fully remove mirror from bike.
* Separate adapter (black/gray) from top silver colored 'nut'. Careful - silver-colored nut is very soft.
* Remove the 10mm bolt, add a drop or two of blue thread-lock to threads, then reassemble (don't forget the spacers). Tighten down to spec (19-25 ft-lbs).
* Install adapter to bike and tighten.
* Attach mirror to adapter and tighten.
* Adjust mirror to correct position for you. (Should be much harder to turn.)
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You should ask Invader what his secret is. Could it be the Tag bars???...this is one of his posts from a thread "rox risers v. power commander", about bar vibes.

"There are no perceived vibrations in the handlebars, and the image in my mirrors is always clear with my tapered aluminum handlebars (Tag Metals T2) without the bar end weights."
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Tighten the 10mm bolt on the inside of the mirror:
I did that. The issue now is that the black mirror base and the pressed steel collette don't stay tight. The the collette and everything above turns. The base stays formly screwed into the mirror extender.
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