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post #1 of 15 Old 05-23-2017, 05:15 AM Thread Starter
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Mirror extenders

I'd like to share with fine folks of this forum my latest farkle.
I had some down time at work. Found 1/2 aluminium stock...
I though what a great idea to try to make some extenders.
M8x1.25 tap helped secure OE mirrors in place and couple (ugly for now) bolts.
These extenders came out to be 2-1/4". I didn't even measure anything, pure SWAG approach.
Now I have to re-adjust the way I check mirrors.


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post #2 of 15 Old 05-23-2017, 07:01 AM
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I just don't understand the number of non-functional motorcycle mirrors!! Those extenders are actually long enough. My VStrom mirrors are on a shelf on my tool box stand. Took them off to try and the wind noise and turbulence dropped incredibly, so I went to bar ends. I imagine moving them outboard helps greatly, too.

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Yep, mirror extenders make a huge difference on V-Stroms. I think the stock mirrors are chosen to look best in the showroom, not for best function.

Mirror extenders can not only drammatically increase your ability to see past your shoulder, but also reduce the noise experienced by the rider.

One correction. The mirror studs are M10 x 1.25. These are a little hard to find in your normal hardware shop, but at least they are both right hand thread. Handlebar switchgear varies between models. Soem can use the method shown and others require risers to give the switches adequate clearance.

If you want some bolt on ready mirror extenders go here. Suzuki Mirror Extenders - AdventureTech, LLC.

If you want to make your own you will need zinc coated or stainless bolts (they look very similar). Don't use black-oxide bolts.
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I'll add that I have had a set of Rick's AdventureTech mirror extenders for several years. While you can mount them to move the mirror further out and get a better view, I stumbled onto moving the mirror more or less straight back which had a noticeable effect on lowering turbulence from them ( yes greywolf, I mentioned mirror and turbulence in the same sentence. Will punish myself later....). So experiment with that and see if you can find a happy medium.
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You very wisely didn't write windscreen or buffeting though.

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You very wisely didn't write windscreen or buffeting though.
But you did, so can we get a mod to move this post?
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Had I used M10x1.25 tap, I'd have wasted extensions I fabricated.
It sounds strange, but the tap I used was M8x1.25mm.

So far I like extensions. I never complained about buffeting or other aerodynamic issues on my Vee. But not seeing my elbows and shoulders is a clear benefit when scanning what's behind me.

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Nice job on the home-growns.

My mirror extenders were worth the cost. They didn't do anything for wind management but they do get the mirrors out to where I can better see behind me.

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I don't see how that is possible unless you had aftermarket mirrors.

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Just found out that the tap I used was from HeliCoil kit designed for M8x1.25 thread helicoil. I am still scratching my head how come did it work for M10x1.25 thread...

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