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Best replacement mirrors - post pics please!

As a potential Versys owner, I was wondering what the BEST mirrors are to replace the stock mirrors with? I have seen only 1 or 2 photos of the replacements that owners have mounted and was hoping all those who have replaced the stockers would be willing to chime in with what they have installed and post picstures. Thanks ahead of time.

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These are my Z1000 mirrors. I had the bike fall over on it's right side and I had to buy a replacement anyway so I decided to replace both. I really like them with the mirror extenders. I have no problem seeing what behind me now.





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What year z1000? Do you know the part #?

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Here's what I just bought and installed based on a recommendation by Bones from the board. I'm very happy with them, 100% improvement over the OEM junk. Also added the mirror extenders at the same time.

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JimJim- what kind of grips are those? They look a bit fatter then the stock ones.
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JimJim- what kind of grips are those? They look a bit fatter then the stock ones.
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The small diameter of the stock grips fatigued my hands. You have to cut the ends off of these grips in order to install the bar end weights but easy to do with a new razor blade.
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Here's what I just bought and installed based on a recommendation by Bones from the board. I'm very happy with them, 100% improvement over the OEM junk. Also added the mirror extenders at the same time.

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...fCatId=&mmyId=
I just got the same mirrors except mine are all black. Sorry, no pics yet because I'm waiting for some mirror extenders and a new windshield first. I ordered from Dennis Kirk as well. $11.99 per mirror. They are great.
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Hi Skeezix,





Have Speedy's Motowerks extenders and Z1000 mirrors.
Far better than OEM, less vibe, better rear vision and clear after 3000 rpms.

IMO, use a spring washer for the mirror extender bolt with some loctite.

Check out KTM mirrors at http://www.versys.co.uk/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=45&topic=6021.0[/url]
Also Ducati integrated turn signal/mirror at http://www.versys.co.uk/index.php?op...5&topic=2528.0
Browse http://www.cyccon.com/cycp/Mirror-Sp...cati-2007.html. You have to conform which would fit but see Ducati multistrada and Monster.
Can't be sure but heard F800gs mirror might fit our V.


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mirror choices

I read in another thread that the BMW f800gs mirrors may fit as well, my friend has that bike and those mirrors are very nice. Just lookoing at them next to eachother they look like they will fit, i plan on trying it just to see. However they are probably a much more expensive option than the Z1000 with extenders.. I think i am going to replace mine with the Z1000, everyone seems to like them so far. I have to do something because the OEM mirrors are absolutely horrible, I can't see behind me and they move all over the place.. big saftey issue to me.. really is my only complaint about the bike so far.
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The Z1000 mirrors look identical to the stock mirrors except for the mirror shape. Same base and bolt set up. Am I right?
If so, why are these working where the stock ones won't?
Loctite on my left mirror, still hasn't come loose again. At least not yet.
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Some people seem to have luck with loctite some do not.. i will certainly try it, thanks for the positive feedback on the loctite.. my bigger problem is my very limited view to things behind me (have fiddled with all different positions) .. maybe that is standard for motorcycle mirrors, and hopefully the extenders will correct that.. i can say the f800gs mirrors are much better in direct rear visibilty, so i know it is possible..
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On a ride this past holiday weekend at one time traveling at around 5000rpms the road was right and the view almost clear, caught me off guard. Until I find the perfect set up for the V, I have found out that I just back off the throttle and pull in the cluthc for a second, vibration gone, view clear, can see it's not a cop, and throttle back up, here comes the twisties. May not be the correct way to view out your mirror but it seems to work.
I used the blue loctite and let it sit over night. I also made sure the extenders were inline with the handlebars so as not to catch as much wind flat on. I 've noticed with this angle, even the mirrors stay in place better.

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On a ride this past holiday weekend at one time traveling at around 5000rpms the road was right and the view almost clear, caught me off guard. Until I find the perfect set up for the V, I have found out that I just back off the throttle and pull in the cluthc for a second, vibration gone, view clear, can see it's not a cop, and throttle back up, here comes the twisties. May not be the correct way to view out your mirror but it seems to work.
I used the blue loctite and let it sit over night. I also made sure the extenders were inline with the handlebars so as not to catch as much wind flat on. I 've noticed with this angle, even the mirrors stay in place better.

Good luck and welcome aboard jvherc!!
Thanks.. I just got a blue '09 a couple of months ago.. what a fun bike, it is also my first bike and i feel lucky choosing it. I have ordered extenders to start and will try that and the loctite with the OEM mirrors.
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I will post pics later, another great set of mirrors that bolt right into the versys. Aprilia Tuono Mirrors $21.00 each from a Aprilia dealer. They very barely vibrate, once you tighten the bolt, the stems do not move, they have a great rear view. They have a lower profile to.
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Sounds good thanks...
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Here's what I just bought and installed based on a recommendation by Bones from the board. I'm very happy with them, 100% improvement over the OEM junk. Also added the mirror extenders at the same time.
Based on this recommendation, I got these in black and put them and the Motowerk extenders on today. I love the visibility. They do fuzz a bit at 55 or so, but the setup is so much better than stock. I'm very happy with the result.

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I posted the other day in the performance forum "another mirror option" my Kawasaki ER-6N mirror install, I like them alot, less vibes!

These mirrors get away from the poor design of the stock and z1000 mirrors i.e. stack of washers on a tiny threaded stud.

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Here are some signal mirrors I got off ebay a couple months ago. like them mush better than the stock and are a bit lower and have a more sport look. The were only $39.99. The dont move in the wind either.
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Certainly the better looking option ZILT. Can I ask where have you bolted your GPS? Could you post a picture of it pls?
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