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post #1 of 14 Old 10-14-2013, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Installed fork brace and mirror extenders

What a difference! I would highly recommend both. No more looking at my shoulders and high speed handling with the fork brace is better than I had hoped for! The wind noise is also cut down from the mirrors being extended.
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post #2 of 14 Old 10-15-2013, 07:11 AM
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i've done the fork brace. yet to do the mirror extensions, but it's on the list.

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Personally, I noticed more of a change going to the Aprilia Tuono mirrors than I did adding the extenders.

Love the fork brace though!

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Totally agree. I did the AdventureTech fork brace, mirror extenders, and peg lowering kit. Love em all.

The big difference I noticed is that I can now quick flick the Strom into corners. Before the fork brace I had to be progressive and slow with turning. Also helped with mid corner bumps and dips.

The mirror extenders have really improved the airflow and view.

The peg lowering has improved my comfort both sitting and standing. 32" inseam is a bit much for the stock peg location.

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Totally agree. I did the AdventureTech fork brace, mirror extenders, and peg lowering kit. Love em all.

The big difference I noticed is that I can now quick flick the Strom into corners. Before the fork brace I had to be progressive and slow with turning. Also helped with mid corner bumps and dips.

The mirror extenders have really improved the airflow and view.

The peg lowering has improved my comfort both sitting and standing. 32" inseam is a bit much for the stock peg location.
I ordered the peg lowering kit over the weekend. Can't wait to try it out. I am about 30-31" inseam so it should be really comfy. Now I will prety much have all of Ricks stuff.

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I may have to get the peg lowering kit. It seems that all additions I make to the bike help.
Amotostuff skid plate...protection and took away vibes at that 4700 rpm range.
Happy trails highway pegs...bolted on skid plate and at 50 bucks very cheap way to stretch out the legs and it also helps when the bike is dropped...I know.
Fork brace and mirror extenders we know about.
Oem hand guards help keep the hands warm and also keep rocks off the hands.
I almost forgot the vista cruise which was simple to install and is nice to have to give the hand a break.
Matching oem topcase looks great imho and being a pack rat gives me more room for stuff.
I think that a centerstand is in my furture for easy maint.
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post #7 of 14 Old 10-19-2013, 05:23 AM
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Question? I had a Triumph Tiger 955 before the Strom. I put some mirror extensions (I think SW Motech) that looked similar to Ricks. I got all the above listed benefits but I also got blurry mirrors. Not blindingly bad but you couldn't make out what model of car was behind you when before this you could.

My question is, did the view stay about the same or become as I just described when you put on your extensions?

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With mirror extenders, the view is clear behind me. I have not notices the vibration you describe.

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post #9 of 14 Old 10-20-2013, 02:05 AM
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Mirrors are clear past 85 MPH indicated. No noticeable vibration stock or with the adventureTech extenders.

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Question? I had a Triumph Tiger 955 before the Strom. I put some mirror extensions (I think SW Motech) that looked similar to Ricks. I got all the above listed benefits but I also got blurry mirrors. Not blindingly bad but you couldn't make out what model of car was behind you when before this you could.

My question is, did the view stay about the same or become as I just described when you put on your extensions?
I had them on my 955i as well but I never got blurry mirrors.
Don't have blurry mirrors with these on my wee either.

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