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Z1000 Mirrors

I ordered some Z1000 mirrors and they arrived 2 days later (how's that for fast ). I slapped them on today (21 mm wrench) and they are amazing. Not knocking the other mirrors people have on their bikes, as I haven't tried them out or seen too many other types, but the Z1000s are exactly what I was looking for.

It's night and day when comparing them to the stock mirrors. I did not add any silicone or anything to them and they hardly vibrate, but what I was most surprised about was how much more you can see , especially in the lanes on your immediate left/right. It's insane that Kawasaki even considered putting the stock mirrors on the Versys when the Z1000s were available.

There's my 2 cents. Ordering ACERBIS dual roads with LEDs.... they are from Thailand so I have to do my DD to make sure I don't get ripped off . I'm guessing I can probably fine some transparent amber plastic and cut it to fit over the LEDs as a whole strip... using some sort of adhesive to hold it in place.... not for a while if I end up ordering them from overseas.

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There is a huge differance with the z mirrors over stock and they look so much better

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Which year Z1000?
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Which year Z1000?
I used 2008 Z1000 mirrors


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Same here 2008 Heres a couple of photos where you can get a look at the mirrors i was shooting the seat.I've got the motowerks extenders but there not needed with the z mirrors

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Good choice.

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Has anyone compared the Z1000 mirrors with the Emgo? I just replaced my stock mirrors with Emgo, which made a nice improvement over stock. I wonder if I should have gotten the Z1000 instead.
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I love mine. They vibrate less than the stockers (but still vibrate). They do provide a much better view.
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Love the Z mirrors and Motowerk extenders...Lets me see clearly around my, ahem, broad figure


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Haha... nothing wrong with have a strong, ahem, broad figure. Good choice of words. Thanks for posting the pics for antman... I didn't have the energy this morning to go snap any (sorry for my laziness).

Contractor, saw the picture of your bike and I was just looking at the thread about the KLE/BMW stickers you have/had. You wouldn't happen to have another set kickin' around the garage? I can't imagine some of the hilarity that would ensue from the confusion they would cause. I was picking up a wrench at a parts shop yesterday and my bike is de-badged.... I see a guy walk up to it outside while I'm in the shop picking up the wrench, locktight, double-sided foam tape, etc.... and he just stares at it for about 2 minutes, hunching over looking at the engine, tires, etc. He walks in the store and after I finish paying asks me if I custom built the bike..... I didn't have the heart to lie to the poor guy, but I could only imagine what the KLE sticker would've done....
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Today, after 4 months and about 6000 miles, my Z1000 left mirror started flopping around like the stock. Hopefully nobody else has this issue, but I wanted to point this out to people considering this purchase. Going to try tightening the screws this weekend and see if it helps.


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Today, after 4 months and about 6000 miles, my Z1000 left mirror started flopping around like the stock. Hopefully nobody else has this issue, but I wanted to point this out to people considering this purchase. Going to try tightening the screws this weekend and see if it helps.
Please keep posted as i am headed Z1000 pretty soon.

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Loc-tite blue guys, loc-tite blue. A couple of drops on the stock or any other mirror base threads and they will not come loose again until YOU want them too.

This is SUCH a simple solution I am amazed there are still threads about mirrors coming loose. I mean, and not to sound like a jerk or anything, but this situation is exactly why loc-tite was invented and it cost less than $2 for enough to fix more mirrors than you own.
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I just sprung for my 3rd set of mirrors. Emgo's off e-bay for $17.99 w/ free shipping.El cheapo route,what the hell.Aint breaking the bank if they don't cut it.

The Koso's that I currently have from Thailand look oh so trick w/ a great view,sitting in the driveway. Then you fire up the bike.Oh well,they look trick.

My blind spot mirror,though isn't effected by the gyrations.
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Loc-tite blue guys, loc-tite blue. A couple of drops on the stock or any other mirror base threads and they will not come loose again until YOU want them too.

This is SUCH a simple solution I am amazed there are still threads about mirrors coming loose. I mean, and not to sound like a jerk or anything, but this situation is exactly why loc-tite was invented and it cost less than $2 for enough to fix more mirrors than you own.
I used loc-tite blue when I installed the mirrors. What about using the red?


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You used blue loc-tite and tighten the stem nut and it still came loose? That hasn't happened to me in 2 years and 21k miles. Strange. I wouldn't go red, you may not get it off if you need to.
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+1 to Respen and Marc on the blue loc-tite suggestion

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Red is pretty easy to defeat if needed PROVIDED you can heat the joint a bit. Doesn't take a lot of heat. I use it for handgun sights and can defeat the Red Locktite fairly easily with a cigar lighter or small torch. I'd have to go look it up but I think it breaks down at around 300 F.

I'd have no problem using red on Speedy's extenders on the mirror side of things but would stick with blue on the handlebar side as getting that heated might be a bit of a problem.
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