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    What mirrors?

    I want to change the mirrors on my 06 Factory as they are worse than useless! I have a slight (and old) neck injury meaning I can't rotate my neck like an owl as I did when I was younger lol. What mirrors fit this bike, keeping the indicators in place, but actually giving me the ability to see behind me, rather than just a view of my side. They just don't stick out far enough or angle properly.

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    Wish you'd posted this earlier, I've just bought a set with indicators but I would have bought your old ones off you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirrus View Post
    I want to change the mirrors on my 06 Factory as they are worse than useless! I have a slight (and old) neck injury meaning I can't rotate my neck like an owl as I did when I was younger lol. What mirrors fit this bike, keeping the indicators in place, but actually giving me the ability to see behind me, rather than just a view of my side. They just don't stick out far enough or angle properly.
    There is someone who makes alloy mirror extenders for gen 2 models but think they may be 40.

    http://www.moto24.co.uk/sw-motech-mi...ore=default_uk

    Rob
    Last edited by apostrophe; May 9th, 2012 at 04:21 AM.

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    Thanks Rob. Wonder if they bring them out far enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirrus View Post
    Thanks Rob. Wonder if they bring them out far enough.
    Could they be worse

    Seriously, not sure, why not ask on here and rsvr.net. Someone must have tried them.

    Rob

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    Thanks Rob, done as you suggested.

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    peeps who bought them say they put the mirrors higher more than outwards ... some have put ugly zx10r mirrors on ... several options available....or just move ya elbow like most of us

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    Wish moving my elbow worked! It did on my GSXR but on this bike all I see is my leathers. Being 18 stone doesn't help either I guess lol.

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    Would these be any use, it looks like "blocks" to attatch on the mounts and bolt the mirrors onto them, not cheap though..

    http://www.motohaus.com/acatalog/Aprillia.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian1 View Post
    Would these be any use, it looks like "blocks" to attatch on the mounts and bolt the mirrors onto them, not cheap though..

    http://www.motohaus.com/acatalog/Aprillia.html
    Ian

    That's the same sw-motech part I suggested but even more expensive!

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    Sorry, didnt look at your link

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    Got the mirror extenders on mine..Slightly better, in that I can now see half my elbow and half the road.

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    Hmm, maybe ZX10r mirrors are the answer.

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    I brought the block things, took about ten minutes to fit and now I can see alot better but you still need to move your elbow. Worth the money save you points/fines.....I hope.

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    Where do you get these block extender thingies?. I've got a pair of Gen 2 mirrors with built in indicators I've been meaning to fit to my 2000 model but haven't got around to doing it yet. I know about the ins and outs of getting them to fit the earlier models but have been thinking about using extenders as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSV_Ecosse View Post
    Where do you get these block extender thingies?. I've got a pair of Gen 2 mirrors with built in indicators I've been meaning to fit to my 2000 model but haven't got around to doing it yet. I know about the ins and outs of getting them to fit the earlier models but have been thinking about using extenders as well.
    http://www.moto24.co.uk/sw-motech-mi...ore=default_uk

    About 40

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    These are on e bay for a gen 2

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...tchlink:top:en

    They finish in about 3 hours though so be quick

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    Well spotted, cheers!

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    Those look good and fairly simple in design. I reckon I could get my m8 who is a toolmaker at a local factory to knock a set of those up if he had the right dimensions. He's made stuff like swing arm bobbins and other little bits for a couple of us before out of both alloy and plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSV_Ecosse View Post
    Those look good and fairly simple in design. I reckon I could get my m8 who is a toolmaker at a local factory to knock a set of those up if he had the right dimensions. He's made stuff like swing arm bobbins and other little bits for a couple of us before out of both alloy and plastic.
    What would it cost for your mate to do something for a gen 1? I'm sure there is a market for a few sets around here!

    Rob

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