KTM Folding mirrors OEM $30.95

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  1. space

    space a.k.a. Jake

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    :ear I'm wondering the same -- do you need other parts to mount them, or do they fit right into the holes for the stock mirrors?

    Those look really good. Are they the 280 mm length?
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  2. Truckin_Thumper

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    I placed my order on Friday. They arrived in NC today!
    :yikes

    Unfortunately I am on the road...:lol3

    Thanx dood!
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  3. hb7

    hb7 moto-science

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    Thank you...I can't afford to advertise, but I can ship out fast.
    Spread the word...these mirrors are good.

    I'll post a picture of the hard working Moto-science road warrior mule with the 280mm Folding mirrors...
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  4. Truckin_Thumper

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    word of mouth is better than paid advertising anyways...:nod
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  5. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...I'm looking for a better bar mount and came across these.
    [​IMG]
    The Henri style clamps can score your bars and make a weak point.
    Not sure how they work yet.
    Any other sources?
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  6. sama3033

    sama3033 Been here awhile

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    Just FYI people

    I had a set of these and they are not exactly sturdy. If you are doing any serious off road work these mirrors will shear off at the base as mine did with only minimal stress.
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  7. hb7

    hb7 moto-science

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    Before you start indiscriminately slagging the product...what were the
    conditions ? Were the mounts are installed without over tightening the mount? I suggest tighten judiciously and use blue loctite.

    I brought these mirrors in because the KTM dealer is too much and they don't offer the 280mm military style.

    I have delivered some ~300 of these mirrors with 10mmx1.25mm mounts and can report there was only one mirror where the mount was clearly defective. I call that a .003% failure rate.
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  8. hb7

    hb7 moto-science

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    Eventually everything will score the bars....a fact of motorcycling life.
    Have a look at the sand blast damage on your forks....too.

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  9. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...my bad Henri, I thought I was responding to my own thread here...
    Not right to slag your product in the vendor section. :shog

    The mirrors are worth the price, but I do feel the bar brackets...well there I go again...:pierce
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  10. hb7

    hb7 moto-science

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    The alu bars definitely get marked no matter what...
    I'll exchange the bar clamps for the 10mmx1.25mm mounts for anyone.
    If you promise you'll never drop the bike ever ever again....
    Don't worry, Ride happy ....
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  11. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    The thread pitch is not the same. The mirrors will not thread directly to the perch. The spacer must be used on my 2006. Its just a sleeve collar that slides over the 10mm threaded end witch is smooth on the OEM mirrors. But they work great on the bike.
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  12. Dusty

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    So help me understand this...

    I buy the mirrors and they come withe the 10mmx1.25mm mount for $30 each and i buy the clamps and dont like the clamps and now you want me to send you back the clamps that i paid for and the you will send me the mounts that i come with the mirrors that if i would not have ordered the the clamps????

    I allready have the master cylinder relocator and was hoping that when i bought the mirrors that i was going to have options to mount where i wanted... when using your clamps it moves the mirrors to far inward for my liking and they wont mount in the stock holes to move them out a bit... so now they sit on the shelf... and yes i did buy the 280s...

    And i can't promise i will never drop the bike ever again...
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  13. hb7

    hb7 moto-science

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    Dusty, is there some reason you can't communicate with me directly ?
    It's not as if I don't answer the telephone or my emails or my PM's every day.
    If you need to exchange your mounts or something , just get in touch with me.
    I don't understand why you don't communicate and then gripe about it in public.

    Thank you....

    All the best,
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  14. hb7

    hb7 moto-science

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    BMW still using the 10mmx1.5mm thread pitch for the mirrors ?
    I'll try to get the 10mm pincer mount in house for the BMW's.
    Pincer mount is the a 10mm smooth rod without the threads.
    Thanks for help Cory...
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  15. ztrab

    ztrab Been here awhile

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    I have them on my HP 2 enduro as well, The oem are good, but they are a bit big, I used a separate perch due to the thread difference. You do have to be careful about over tightening them, I had one break at the threaded post and three others did the same, two on a 690 KTM and another on an HP2. I like them, actually broke the mirror on one but the threaded stock was fine. I used the mirror off the one the snapped. Worth the 29 bucks, I'd be interested in the BMW compatible stalk if you get them. The advantage of these mirrors is the ability to adjust them so the don't interfere with your wrist when standing, something you do a lot on the HP off-road.
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  16. hb7

    hb7 moto-science

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    I'll order the compatible 10mm stalk option for this Spring...Now I know.
    The folding mirror on the GS1200 or HP2 is a good match.
    I believe in the folding mirror concept...and the 280mm stems.
    Btw, I had these which come with the compatible 10mm stalk ...
    and I ran out...

    235-325mm adjustable stem and Folding

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
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  17. ztrab

    ztrab Been here awhile

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    Had to drop the beast in a rock section where I stalled it and had no place to put my foot down.... mirror cracked but stalk survived![​IMG]
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  18. hb7

    hb7 moto-science

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    Thanks for the UL testing......If you don't lock the mirror down, it may fold
    out the way when you drop. Another reason I don't lock mine down tight...


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  19. Wattner

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    Bump for a GREAT mirror!!!!
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  20. JingJing

    JingJing Been here awhile

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    I've been looking for a more oblong style mirror to put on my Suzuki DRZ400SM. These look like the ticket! I know the zook mirror holes are 10mm but I don't know the thread pitch. Will these fit? Also, when do you expect to get some? Thanks.