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post #1 of 63 Old 07-22-2006, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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I have been trying to find good replacement mirrors but have yet to see any that I like. What I am going for is something that is lower and smaller, less in the way. I thought about maybe mounting some on the fairing but couldn't find any pics or anything to see how it looked. Anyone mount mirrors on the fairing? I have also looked at some bar end mirrors but don't know if I like those yet. Anyway, throw me some ideas and maybe some pics of what you guys have. Thanks.

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I installed a set of different mirrors today. They are almost the same width as the stock ones but considerably lower profile. They look pretty slick and they have made a marked improvement in airflow around my helmet but they vibrate pretty bad. You can still tell if there are cars behind you but you can't tell what it is.

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i have the OEM mirrors on my Wee, but I saw someone on here had a set of KTM Duke mirrors, definetly looked sharp. I've had bar end mirrors before on some of my bikes and they're okay as long as you don't split tight lines. I also found it took some getting used to looking by my wrist for my rearward view but got used to it over time...Definetly check out the KTM mirrors, look great!

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Emgo Mirrors

I love my Emgos. They're aero dynamic, wide, have a low profile and don't vibrate.



If I recall correctly I got 'em from Dennis Kirk and only 11 bucks ea:
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Will I need new mounts or anything for the emgos? I like those the best so far and the price isn't bad either

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Will I need new mounts or anything for the emgos? I like those the best so far and the price isn't bad either
They're direct replacements - same thread size. Just call Dennis Kirk, they'll hook you up.

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I ordered them from Dennis Kirk today. I will see about posting pics when I get them on. Thanks for the help!

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Hmmmm, don't exactly work out of the box . I think you meant to give me part numbers 2025171 and 2025172. The ones I got look almost the same so I am going to try and make them work and see what happens. The major difference is there are no threads on the bottom, just a metal tube thing that will fit a bolt through it. I plan to get the right legth of bolt and hopefully it will work and look ok enough to keep.

Any tips to keep them functional with a bolt holding them down? I want them to be tight but if I do that I won't be able to adjust them. Hmmmm, more to come......

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Ok, got them on.
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I had to finangle the bolt through the metal thing in the mirror because it was a little too small to slide through. This was the hardest part because the metal tube rotated inside the plastic preventing me from threading it easily. Finally drilled a hole through the plastic and into the metal tube, then inserted a small screw to hold the metal still while I threaded the bolt through. After that is was just a bolt on project.
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The bottoms are a little bigger round than the mounts but you really don't notice until you really look. I am also probably going to paint the bolts on top black to blend them in better, but they don't look that bad to me so I may leave them.

As far as function, they don't offer the big square of a view like the stockers did but they are convex so you see enough to the sides. My arms take up half of the mirror on each side but I learned to live with that on the stockers so this isn't really much of a change. There is minimal vibration when accelerating through 3-4000rpms, but that is probably when you are least likely to be looking behind you 8)

Overall I like them a lot. What I wanted was sleeker and lower profile and that's what I got. Thanks for everyones help

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I don't suppose you would have the part # would you? How have they worked for you? Thanks................

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