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Old 01-14-2009, 02:29 PM   #61
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I have some questions about the BMW R1200GS folding/extending mirrors. Yes I know they're out of stock; that's fine, I can wait til March.

I currently have the mirrors that various Moto Guzzis and the Aprilia Tuono use. They are excellent. The only disadvantage of them is that they're wider than I need; my handlebars are 29" end-to-end (including the bar ends) but the mirrors are 32" tip-to-tip when mounted on my bike, and I like keeping things as narrow as possible for easy of lane-splitting. Plus these ones are a bit low; I have to glance down to look at them.

So the folding/extending mirrors seem neat, but how does the size of the reflective portion compare to the Aprilia/Moto Guzzi handlebar mirrors? And is the mirror head itself a simple friction fit, meaning no tools are needed to adjust it? (I know adjusting the stem angle and length requires a tool, rightly so, but I mean the mirror itself.) Does it move out of place and require readjustment? I ride on the highway often at 100 mph indicated.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:07 PM   #62
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I ride on the highway often at 100 mph indicated.....

Ball socket on KTM folding mirrors. Adjust on the fly,
no issue with 100 mph...tested.

Fixed position mirror head on the GS Ultimate folding mirrors locked down with 17mm stubby wrench included. ( In stock ~Feb 14 for Spring)
No issue with 100 mph...tested.

I am going to Italy for my annual visit and there are some new rachet base adjustable mirrors for 2009. Press down and turn the mirror out of the way mirrors. I buy what I would use myself...

Convex mirrors are excellent to my eyes....
Folding 280mm mirror can angled forward and tilted back for an excellent rear view. If you don't mind a 100mm lollipop, this is a great functional mirror with lots of positions......



Thank you....

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"So the folding/extending mirrors seem neat, but how does the size of the reflective portion compare to the Aprilia/Moto Guzzi handlebar mirrors? And is the mirror head itself a simple friction fit, meaning no tools are needed to adjust it? (I know adjusting the stem angle and length requires a tool, rightly so, but I mean the mirror itself.) Does it move out of place and require readjustment? I ride on the highway often at 100 mph indicated.[/quote]"

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Old 01-14-2009, 06:58 PM   #63
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another thankyou- you got them to australia faster and cheaper than I could get them from a dealer in australia! Great service, thanks.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:20 PM   #64
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What is the cost in Australia.....if may I ask ?

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Old 01-15-2009, 11:24 PM   #65
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A big thanks for the great service. Piece arrived, installed, and working great again. Wish customer service was as good everywhere.

Highly recommend doing business with Henri. He will ensure that you are satisfied and help out when things go awry.
If breaks again like that BJ. : I'll refund your money and it's free.

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Old 01-16-2009, 11:00 AM   #66
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Do you have a physical location in LA that can be visited, say sometime on Saturday? Not ready to buy right now but I'd like to see the mirrors.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:55 AM   #67
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Do you have a physical location in LA that can be visited, say sometime on Saturday? Not ready to buy right now but I'd like to see the mirrors.
Yes, just call me. I'll be doing some emergency moto surgery tomorrow...
so I'll be available.

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Old 01-17-2009, 01:00 AM   #68
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I'm close to the 10 freeway and Pico/La Cienega in West LA.

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Old 01-18-2009, 04:43 PM   #69
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Henri,
Thanks for the great service. I got my mirrors the day after I ordered them.
They are everything I expected.

Thanks again,
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:59 AM   #70
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I'm close to the 10 freeway and Pico/La Cienega in West LA.

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Old 01-20-2009, 07:40 AM   #71
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Anyone have a pic of the shorties on their 950 ADV? Did ya use the bar moount option?
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:57 AM   #72
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Question Ktm 950 Adv

Henri,

The 950 mirors screw into the lever housings. I see you have the handlebar clamps available.
If I order the clamps ad decide to not use them, will the mirrors still be able to screw into the lever housings?
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:08 PM   #73
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Henri,

The 950 mirors screw into the lever housings. I see you have the handlebar clamps available.
If I order the clamps ad decide to not use them, will the mirrors still be able to screw into the lever housings?
No... mine didnt i was disappointed when i found that out after i got them..
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:11 PM   #74
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...where you able to use the clamps?
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:34 PM   #75
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...where you able to use the clamps?
Yep... it did fit between the master cylinder and the bar... and the otherside sat inward a bit from the right side...
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