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post #1 of 15 Old 05-18-2010, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Aprilia mirror availability-

Just thought I'd post up a tip for anyone thinking about Aprilia mirrors for thier Strom.

Moto-Nexus in Hendersonville, NC has a few sets of the Tuono mirrors IN STOCK right now. I recently purchased a set (under $50 with tax) from them to pick up on my way home from the Rally at the Ironhorse. Searching for the mirrors, I called about five different dealers in two states. Some quoted higher prices, and most told me it would be about two weeks for them to get the parts in. This dealer not only got them in in three days, but also had the foresight to order a few extra sets. He was actually aware that many DL owners are switching to these mirrors and decided he would be ready for the next order. Other dealers sounded confused that someone would want mirrors at all. I was told that it was not a part worth keeping in stock because it's rarely needed.

Anyway, I have no connection to this dealer, but I did receive great service. I asked if they would be willing to ship parts, which they are, and told them I would spread the word as my thanks to them. Anyone who wants to go that route can find their website at www.moto-nexus.com or phone 828-693-0115.

BTW - There are quite a few threads on these mirrors, so I won't belabor the issue, but I'll say that I'm quite pleased with the quality, functionality, look, and wind management of the Tuono mirrors on my Strom.

Here's a recent thread with pics: https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?p=551931

[SIZE="1"]Orange K9 Wee - Givi guards and screen, Zuk hand-guards, Madstad, Rick's fork brace, Shad topcase, Sargent seat, Rox risers, Vessel luggage bracket and sheepskin, Tuono Mirrors, CL-850 bags, Wolo horn, Powerlet.
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Do you have a picture of your bike with the bags on it as i am thinking of getting some. You have a lot of the same mods i have and am looking at. Thanks.

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I got mine from them last year. Great to deal with. They look even better on the ATV HI bars...

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Do you have a picture of your bike with the bags on it as i am thinking of getting some. You have a lot of the same mods i have and am looking at. Thanks.
Do you mean my Nelson Riggs? If so, here's one. This is pre-mirror swap and handguards, as you can see. I don't use the bags often.


[SIZE="1"]Orange K9 Wee - Givi guards and screen, Zuk hand-guards, Madstad, Rick's fork brace, Shad topcase, Sargent seat, Rox risers, Vessel luggage bracket and sheepskin, Tuono Mirrors, CL-850 bags, Wolo horn, Powerlet.
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Other than looks do these mirrors work better than stock? The couple issues I am concerned with are visibility (wide shoulders) and adjustability (are they as adjustable or more than stock).

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The view is good. They are not as big, but they go out further. View of the road is still good, no vibes, and you don't see as much of your shoulders/elbows.

The primary benefit is that they are more aerodynamic. They create less turbulence than the stock mirrors. That seems to help with buffeting. I've been pleased so far. Also, they are one of the few mirrors that bolt up directly. Other options include KTM and Buell mirrors which cost much more.

[SIZE="1"]Orange K9 Wee - Givi guards and screen, Zuk hand-guards, Madstad, Rick's fork brace, Shad topcase, Sargent seat, Rox risers, Vessel luggage bracket and sheepskin, Tuono Mirrors, CL-850 bags, Wolo horn, Powerlet.
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Yea that is where I got mine from about a year and half ago. I told him that at that price he would be selling some more. I guess after jmhai got his he decided to stock them. He was really interested in my bike also. Specially after he found out that it had the same motor as the Shiver.

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Question

...is the DL 650 motor REALLY the same motor as is in the APRILIA SHIVER??

I had no idea..

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Both are Rotax the shiver is a 750 which is just bored out a lil more with a better tune.

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Both are Rotax the shiver is a 750 which is just bored out a lil more with a better tune.

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