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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-13-2010, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Replaced stock mirrors on my 2010 V.

Just got new mirrors for my bike to replace the "Shreck-ears-look-alike" stock mirrors. What a difference!

They are Bikemaster (link below) made of sturdy aluminum, with an impeccable matte black finish.

http://www.bikebandit.com/bikemaster...tandard-mirror

The vibration problem with the cheap plastic stock mirrors is completely eliminated. They are as stable as my car's mirrors. The image quality is also better (no distortion at the mirror edges…). They fit right in, and the lock nut actually works, as opposed to the flimsy tight of the 2 bolts system of the stock. The bearing for the mirrors adjustment is outstanding (can adjust it with a firm pressure and they stay put).

I also got the mirror’s extension from Motowerk, but after a test ride as is, I figured I won’t need them. Even if you loose a third of the mirror to your upper arm, you don't really need all that much mirrors space to do the job. But if you want a full view, you need the extension.

If you have the money, you can probably get the Rizoma's mirror for 300$ a pair, but at 78$, those are difficult to beat.

Very good quality, looks great on the bike, and a good value.

Cheers!

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Nice! is $78 for a pair? I broke my left mirror trying to tighten it. Maybe i can buy your old 2010 mirrors if they fit an 09, that is if you don't intend to use them anymore.

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Broke mine too trying to tighten it. I was able to get the nut to just grab but the mirror just spun when driving. I ended up filling the whole nut area with epoxy, solid now. I can't turn it to adjust it thought, I had to have it in the right place prior to epoxying it. Then threw it on once it was dry. I don't think it will let go but I'm still planning on replacing it one day.

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$300 for Rizoma mirrors! Whoa! I've bought bikes for less than that.
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Broke mine too trying to tighten it. I was able to get the nut to just grab but the mirror just spun when driving. I ended up filling the whole nut area with epoxy, solid now. I can't turn it to adjust it thought, I had to have it in the right place prior to epoxying it. Then threw it on once it was dry. I don't think it will let go but I'm still planning on replacing it one day.
I did the same thing, and fixed it the same way. I ordered some replacement mirrors, but the epoxy fix is working well.

Aren't the 2010 mirrors essentially the Z1000 mirrors that everybody seems to be using as replacements for the '08 and '09 mirrors? And Mac0299 is ditching those for aftermarket mirrors. I'm glad I didn't spend the money on Z1000 mirrors to replace mine.
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Nice upgrade. Shreck ears, had not heard that one!

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"Shreck ears, had not heard that one!"

Well, I just think that the stock mirrors are way too high for the look of the bike. The V is tall and narrow, and when you add very tall mirrors to it, it's too much. The Bikemasters mirrors gives it a more balanced and sporty look. I want to add hard saddle bag for the same reasons.

Those are the only aftermarket mirrors that I could find out there that would fit the 2010 Versys. It's not like Windshields, where you have 4 or 5 options. There is really nothing out there when it comes to mirrors for Sport/sport touring bike, unlike the vast options of skull-type mirrors for the 5h pm accountant-turned-pirates on their HD... Sad indeed.

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You could try on a vise with a fitting pipe to bend the Z1000 mirrors lower, Something like 80 degrees from the horizontal. Might get a radical look plus further out view over your shoulders.

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I replaced mine with these: http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...Id=391504&mmy=

They work great and don't come loose. $11.95 ea.

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They sort of look like the Ducati Multistrada 2010 mirrors that I was considering ordering. I found a dealer in RI who would have ordered them from the manufacturer, but he could not tell me for sure if they would have fitted.
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They sort of look like the Ducati Multistrada 2010 mirrors that I was considering ordering. I found a dealer in RI who would have ordered them from the manufacturer, but he could not tell me for sure if they would have fitted.
These fit perfectly even with my "Mikes Windshield". Tighten once and they stay. Great value for the bucks.

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I like the Bikemasters with the built in turn signals.

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your hugger looks good...I like that.
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Guys...

If you hate the look of the original mirrors, by all means replace them. If you are just tired of having them rotate out of adjustment, take a look at the attached diagram and photo. I have not had any problem since installing lock screws. $10 to $15 dollar investment, and you get a great tool in the bargain (thread tap).


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Hows the vibration on these?
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I meant to add, the ones from Dennis Kirk noted above!
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Has anyone installed the Bikemasters with the turn signals? Are they hard to wire?
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Used ZRX mirrors. The End.
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I have a stock set of mirrors off my 2009 V. Mint. FREE. Local pick up.

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