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post #1 of 12 Old 02-13-2006, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Mirror Extenders

I have been searching for mirror extensions because I'm tires of looking at my shoulders. I found these : http://www.holeshot.com/dl1000/mirror_ext.html.

Has anyone else tries these? If so, let me know what you think.

Are there any other options besides these? Possibly fitting mirrors off another bike?
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post #2 of 12 Old 02-15-2006, 09:49 AM
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Keep us posted what you decide / find out. I may be interested in this, too.
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i was looking at these too. my problem is in winter....summer ok <less bulky sh!t covering my manly shoulders.
dont know how good these are, but the workmanship, et al on there mufflers is superb.
keep us posted if you decide to pull the trigger.....
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I made my own brackets out of stock aluminum, and moved each mirror out about 7/8". I also removed the rivet that on the mirror stalk (below the tightening brass cone) and moved the mirror up 7/16".
These changes allow me to see fully behind me with each mirror now.

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hrmmmmm... I have the Napoleon III aftermarket mirrors on my BigStrom and I have no issues looking at my shoulders/elbows.. just adjusted them out a bit... I think the arms are longer on the Napoleons than stock..

I like Walker's stuff, but for what he's asking for 2 little machined pieces of metal, you can practically buy some sweet Nap's like I have.

I guess b/c I don't have super-wide shoulders, and it's not a problem for me, I can't see spending money to relocate the stockers when my aftermarket mirrors kick butt already. Personally, I'd spend the money on new mirrors, if you are still using the stockers. $54 + s/h seems a bit steep for what you are getting there.. IMHO.

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post #6 of 12 Old 02-18-2006, 03:02 PM
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Holeshot Mirror Extenders

Howdy. I original had the Napoleon Mirrors and thought they weren't as clear as the original and did not give me a wide enough view past my shoulders. When I returned them, Dale at Holeshot recomended it try the mirror extenders. I'm very happy with them! They are mounted to the stock mirrors.

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http://www.pinkman.org/Suzuki/v-strom.htm

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post #7 of 12 Old 02-20-2006, 09:32 PM
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For what's it's worth, the mirror stems are just tubing. You can cut them and make extensions from parts in the plumbing section at the nearest hardware store.
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just the other day,i put new handlebars on the 1k.
they are 1.?" wider than stock,i was going to trim them off,but when i went on the first ride,,it was easily noticable that when newly adjusted.....i had all the mirror width i could want. (an od angle though))
the dumb thing is,i also have a winning bid on ebay for some wideners,,maybe they will make the view even better,i dont know. or maybe i wont win,if i dont,,i doubt ill ever think of getting them again.
are mine perfectly wide enough?? i dunno, are they 100% better than stock?? yep
now the bars....... thats another story.
i bought the MSR high atv bars,as recomended by a handfull of other vstrom riders,,well the ones about my size/height.
ill need to put more miles on them,,im kinda not positive as of yet.

but they are steel and cost me about 19$ plus shipping. so i realy cant complain to much.

im not sure if the handlebar vibration improved or not. maybe more miles will tell.

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post #9 of 12 Old 05-27-2006, 07:41 PM
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I have the Holeshot extenders, and like them very much. I agree that they are a little spendy for a couple of brackets, but the benefit is enormous.
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post #10 of 12 Old 05-28-2006, 09:15 PM
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I had the same problem, could see my helment and shoulders, but not the guy doing 80- coming up on my 5...
I bought some cheapie, black painted, plastic and metal OBLONG mirrors..can get them from J. C. Whitney, about $19 each...look great, work great, cost...very great.

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