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Another mirror option

Found these browsing Ebay this morning. I kind of like them but they are on the pricey side. I wonder how they would do with the vibration issue?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/black-mirror...item3a70ed908a
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Interesting looking mirrors, though I have no idea about vibration. It's just possible, with several ball and socket joints, that vibration could be an issue. Then again, if properly built perhaps not.

To me they appear rather bulky though. Viewed from back side, they remind me of a cleat for a clipless bicycle pedal. But then, to each his own.

I'm still very satisfied with the KTM 990 Super Duke mirrors I replaced the stock ones with, and I didn't have to add mirror extenders to be able to see beyond my shoulders.

Good luck with whatever you select.

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The mirrors are nice looking ones. A couple of things about it on my mind:

1. The mirror glass narrows towards the 'outside' which would limit the vision. The wide side would mostly catch your own image. Practically speaking, it would make more sense to have a wider part of the glass on the outside.

2. Hard to say on vibration. But I think if the glass housing is heavy, it would have lesser vibrations.

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Using A MAGAZI just like the one above and Vibration is Zero. Those plates and bolts are not for cosmetic but to absorb vibration. Unless you are on the wrong gear you have some vibration otherwise the mirror works fine. small yet you get full view of what behind you. Mirror is of high quality. No complains.

A bit pricey but quality product.

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Using A MAGAZI just like the one above and Vibration is Zero. Those plates and bolts are not for cosmetic but to absorb vibration. Unless you are on the wrong gear you have some vibration otherwise the mirror works fine. small yet you get full view of what behind you. Mirror is of high quality. No complains.

A bit pricey but quality product.

Can you post a couple of pics of them on your bike?
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that looks very interesting Invader, do you know something about vibration on these?
also, are they long enough to see behind without the extenders?
I like the green

do they fit Versys? I see in the description photo these are for more sportier models?

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Yes they must fit with included two 10mm bolts. They should extend about as much as stock mirrors for which I don't need extenders. Arm angle is adjustable at the base for either more reach or more height. Being made of solid aluminum, vibrations should be minimized... I don't have vibration problems with my stock mirrors on Tag Metals T2 tapered aluminum handlebars, with Zeta aluminum hand guards WITHOUT bar-end weights.
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Can you post a couple of pics of them on your bike?
I am out on work and will do once back home.

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Last year my OEM mirror broke off, and i was looking to replace it. I was not happy with the stock mirrors (durability, aswell as vibration en sight) and looked for alternatives.

After some searching i concluded that the OEM mirror of the Kawasaki Z1000 is a perfect fit (and much better in quality). No modifications needed.
On top of that, i have no more vibration in the mirror, and the sight is much improved. I can see so much more then i did with the stock mirrors.

On top of all that they look good too, reminds me of the 2011 versys:



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