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Koso ZX1000 mirror knock offs

Since my stock mirrors were constantly "self adjusting" and couldn't be tightened (or so I thought), I ordered these mirrors not expecting too much since they were less than $30 on E-bay (3 weeks from Hong Kong). They look good in the picture and pretty good on my coffee table too. First I noticed that they were much too small to give a good view and they were. Then once mounted and on the road, they provided a small "Jello" view to the rear. It was a good lesson in "you get what you pay for" but not a very expensive one. To be fair though, I ordered a set of mirror wideners from Hong Kong on E-bay for less than $30 and they are excellent. That being said, I revisited my stock mirrors and fixed them via a disassembly/tightening/reassembly method I later saw in this forum and they are good now.
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That's too bad. But thanks for letting us learn from your experience. Very helpful.
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I had been seeing quite a few products from the Orient on E-bay and was really curious. So far I'm 50/50 with my results but as I said earlier, the mirror wideners are excellent and well priced.
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I got the Koso mirrors and the arms that the ad said were alumminum were plastic. They were useless. Had to fight with the seller and e-bay to get my money back.

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That being said, I revisited my stock mirrors and fixed them via a disassembly/tightening/reassembly method I later saw in this forum and they are good now.
I'm looking for that method

Can you point me to the right thread pleeeeze ?

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Emgo mirrors work well too.
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I took the mirrors off of my Honda CRF230L and put them on the Versys. Huge improvement over the Kawasaki mirrors. There is a very small vibration now, but nothing like the original mirrors...or my KLR 650 mirrors either. The Honda mirrors come with a rubber vibration dampener (sometimes called isolators), which I think are part of the reason for the lower vibrations. The total cost for the left and right mirrors was $108 CAD (including taxes and shipping).

I will try the original Versys mirror mounted on the vibration dampener and see how that goes.
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Z1000 Mirrors

I just put 2010 Z1000 mirrors on and they are a huge improvement. They still vibrate some but they are much more usuable. What I noticed is that the mirrors seem to weigh a good bit less and the V mirrors and they don't have that silly adjustment bolt inside. They just have a solid shaft that connects to a mounting stud and they use a lock nut on the shaft. So it seems to me that the V mirrors are too heavy and were over engineered! I think the 2010 V and Z1000 use the same mirrors.
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