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Several others have posted about using the Aprilia mirrors, and I thought I'd add a bit to the 'debate'.

Prior to this, I've run stock mirrors on MotoWerk "wideners" so I could see past my arms, and I'd taken them apart to tighten up the 10mm nut inside. At several RPM ranges those stockers vibrated enough that seeing SPECIFICALLY what was behind was difficult, so I got the Aprilia mirrors, measured them up, then removed BOTH the stock mirrors AND the wideners, because the new mirrors are ALMOST as wide as the stock ones with wideners.

I've now ridden several hundred miles on dirt and pavement with them and can report that they REALLY show much less effect from vibes in comparison with "Ma Kawasaki's" OEM choice! :thumb:

And, FWIW, the new mirrors cost about $58 delivered, VS OEMs plus aprox. $40 for the wideners. To me it's a 'no-brainer', so I just ordered a set for the '09 up in Kelowna. :goodidea:

Check the 2 pics below showing "Big Red" with each set, and as you'll see - the Aprilias are ALMOST as wide as the OEMs with wideners. I wil admit that the different shape takes a bit of getting used to.
 

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very interesting, I'm planning to do this in the spring.
Where did you ordered them?

do you have to re-tighten them after a while ( like the OEM) ?
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Very happy with mine. Bought them from a local inmate who was selling the farkles off of his V prior to sale... I've never had to re-tighten.
 

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very interesting, I'm planning to do this in the spring.
Where did you ordered them?

do you have to re-tighten them after a while ( like the OEM) ?
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Got them here:
http://www.ducatisanantonio.com/
and talked with John Marotto.

Haven't had to tighten them, and I don't expect I'll have to.
 

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I got mine two miles down the road at the Victory dealership after I found out that they also sell Aprilia. The parts guy commented that they're selling a lot of them to owners of other bikes. I know that the BMW guys are buying them for R1200Rs and the VStrom guys like them, too. Like Ed, I'm pleased that I can actually see what's behind me, now.
 

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Aprilia Tuono right mirror # AP8104921, left # AP8104922. Available from your local Aprilia dealer for $22~$23 each (plus shipping).

Right: http://parts.ducatisanantonio.com/p/__/RH-rearview-mirror/3564672/AP8104921.html

Left: http://parts.ducatisanantonio.com/p/__/LH-rearview-mirror/3563131/AP8104922.html

Copies made by MTC, with E9 homologation approval:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MIRROR-LEFT-RIGHT-APRILIA-RXV-SXV-PEGASO-SHIVER-TUONO-MANA-PEGASO-STRADA-/160726104299?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item256c05b8eb

Cheaper Chinese knock-offs also available:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Mirror-BMW-F650GS-F800GS-F800-F650-GS-08-11-Aprilia-Tuono-SL750-06-10-/270904478918?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item3f132a4cc6

I think I'll go with these black CNC 6061 T6 aluminum stem and housing with blu-tinted acrylic mirrors:

Black: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Motorcycle-CNC-Side-Back-Mirrors-Honda-Suzuki-Yamaha-Ducati-BMW-Black-/130586029753?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item1e6788aeb9

Better photos: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/CNC-Tomok-Rear-Side-Mirrors-Kawasaki-Vulcan-900-Classic-10mm-8mm-/280832435722?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4162eae60a
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Black-Kawasaki-CNC-Tomok-Rear-Mirror-Z1300-Z750-R-ER6F-N-W800-ER4N-KLX250-/270909064253?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f1370443d

Gold: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Motorcycle-CNC-Side-Back-Mirrors-Honda-Suzuki-Yamaha-Ducati-BMW-Gold-/310350680341?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item4842579115

Silver: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Steel-Kawasaki-Suzuki-honda-yamaha-ktm-ducati-triumph-CNC-Tomok-Rear-Mirror-/270909064655?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f137045cf

Red/Black: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Red-Kawasaki-Suzuki-honda-yamaha-ktm-ducati-triumph-CNC-Tomok-Rear-Mirror-/270909063856?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f137042b0

Gold/Black: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/CNC-Tomok-Rear-Side-Mirrors-Yamaha-FZ8-Vmax-FZ1-fazer-Supertenere-XJ6-XJ6-Black-/280799303558?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4160f15786

Blue: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/CNC-Tomok-Rear-Side-Mirrors-Yamaha-FZ8-Vmax-FZ1-fazer-Blue-/280818275237?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item416212d3a5

Yellow/Black: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/CNC-Tomok-Rear-Side-Mirrors-Kawasaki-ER4N-KLX250-KLR250-/290588673674?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item43a86f468a

Green or Red or Grey: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/CNC-Tomok-Pair-Rear-Side-Mirrors-Kawasaki-Z750-Z1000-ER6N-ER6-ER5-EX500-/280831826001?pt=AU_Motorcycle_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4162e19851
 

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I am completely satisfied with the Tuono Mirrors after 3000 plus miles of use.

I purchased my mirrors from:

Touring Sport BMW
1431 Laurens Rd
Greenville, SC 29607

864-232-2269
 

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The Aprilla mirrors are similiar to the OEM 2011 Mirrors. I think I will have to look into this. Mainly for the vibration issue.
 

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I just ordered me a pair! Thanks everyone for the advice.

:thanx:
 

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I bought mine last year from a local Aprilia dealer. I didn't want the extenders on there and these mirrors work just fine. Less vibrations than stock and I can see past my elbows. Plus they look nicer than stock and they were pretty cheap, the local dealer parts guy was surprised at the cost.
 

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+1 on the Aprilia mirrors. I installed them last month and am happy to say I can see whoever or whatever is behind me clearly at speed as opposed to the stock mirrors.
 

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Not voting FOR the OEMs, but I haven't found them to be so bad as to replace them. Some tweaks of the internal nut has cured the moving issue and some epoxy around the mirror edge has reduced the vibes to a very limited rpm band. And I must be thinner than most, 'cause I can see behind me just fine. :thumb:

Sounds like I should order a set of the Tuono as replacements for that day I need to replace the OEMs before they get all bought up. :D
 

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I have the KTM Duke mirrors, great... getting ready to fill bars with lead shot. Hope that will kill most vibrations, we'll see!
 

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And here's something MORE to add about the Tuono mirrors. I rode about 100 miles of dirt roads last Tuesday, and just finished another 66 miles today, around Four Peaks and then the Apache Trail. VERY washbord-ey, and rocky today. Neither mirror has moved or vibrated out of place!
 

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Hey there, Alvis, do you need some lead shot? I've got some from an attempt on another bike years ago. Frog/Seattle.
 
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