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post #1 of 21 Old 05-14-2008, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Cheap mirror upgrade!

Unsatisfied with my factory mirrors (isn't everone?), I took them off and donated them to my dual-sport for proper trail demolition...one down, one to go. Anyway, I wanted a good replacement but the extenders are pricey for what they are and I didn't actually care for the mirror heads anyway. I looked into the Buell mirrors, but didn't like those that much either.

Finally, I found a good affordable replacement that I really really like. I was in Iron Pony's storefront and found the BikeMaster Supersport mirror with 10mm threads, and they looked to be the perfect width.



The style isn't bad, and the mirror head is wide instead of boxed which I like. They fit great, go to about the end of the grips and my rear-vision is now just perfect, I can see just the edge of my jacket, but pure wide road on each mirror, literally perfect. Best of all they were $12 each so for $25 I have a nice mirror that's cheap to replace should I ding one. Heck, for that price you could order two and have backups on hand.

Anyway, thought I'd pass it along for anyone that's looking for an affordable alternative that works.

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Thanks for the tip....can you post pics of your Strom with these mirrors?

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+1 on installed pics.
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+1 on installed pics.

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Are these mirrors flat or convex like the originals ??

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+2 on pics
I'll get some pics soon.

water warrior - they are flat, IIRC.

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Ok, here's some pics....snapped when I got home from work so excuse the lack of sexy.





They're not the most sleek mirror on the market, mind you, but I wanted something that looked like they might have come on the bike, that work, and are easier to replace than a $50 stem.

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Those look great. Thanks for posting the pics.
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Thanks for the pic's.Did thread size match up with OEM mirrors?I'll bet they would be better for vision as well as turbulence?

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those look nice...almost like the EMGO mirrors I picked up from Dennis Kirk.


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