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    Baby Twin
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    Wing mirrors

    Hi all,

    Has anyone found a decent replacement for the ornaments that pass for wing mirrors on the Gen 2 RSV? It looks like gsxr k8 mirrors will not right on and they have longer arms.

    Cheers
    Ian

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    Baby Twin
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    I've used the mirrors/indicators from a '08-'14 Honda Fireblade. I did need to make some tapered spacer to go underneath the mirrors to stop them "drooping" down. The bolt centres are very close, I just used a rat-tail file to alter the holes. The original bulbs for the Honda are 21W but the 10W bulbs from the RSV are a straight swap. The improvement on the rear view is excellent.

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    Baby Twin
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    Thanks, I think this are similar to the gsx mirrors I looked at. How did you make your spacers? I suppose a block of polythene and a file and quite a few hours would work.

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    Yes, I did consider using the GSX-R mirrors, they would have worked, the extra width was almost exactly the same but I thought that the Fireblade mirrors looked better. Polythene would work perfectly well but I machined them out of aluminium.
    If you're a member of the Aprilia Performance group on Facebook or if you don't mind me having your e-mail address, I could send you some pics.

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    if you really want to see the kawasaki ones are great.

    https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/...t=wing+mirrors

    look for thesprocket26 he has a link on page 1, the fold away and give a great view and need no modification to plastics.

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    Baby Twin
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    Thanks both of you, I did find those zx10r mirrors listed on flea bay UK so I've ordered them. Thanks Tom also for your tip re the rear brake. Regards Ian

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    I've fitted the mirrors and the rear view is revolutionary. What did you use for connectors, the ones on the mirrors bring totally different to the loom? I've ordered some waterproof 2 way connectors and intend to chop the existing off, but if you know where I can get away way female to match the make on the loom that would be even better.

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    Sorry i just made an small extension wires to connect to the mirrors , i just cut the mirror wires and linked the wires. ( i forgot about that it was about 6 years ago i did this lol) going senile

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    Thanks, where did you find the connectors do you remember? I can't find any that will fit the loom!

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    I just used some connectors from a spare loom i had bought from ebay.

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    Baby Twin
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    Ah thanks, I don't have a spare loom so I'll have to stick with replacing the connectors, keeping spares in case whoever has this bike after me wants to refit the originals.

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    Baby Twin
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    Btw there are those who opine that if you need mirrors you're not going fast enough. I disagree. With these zx10r mirrors it's a revolution, is I can actually see behind me! I was concerned about vibration causing blurring but that didn't seem to be an issue either when I took it out for a short test.

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    https://postimg.cc/Y4916z4R
    mine mirror happens last night.. hahaha.. need to looks aftermarket mirror/mods from other bike

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