Who else hates the R100RT mirrors?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by NC BMW Rider, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. NC BMW Rider

    NC BMW Rider Been here awhile

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    Anyone else hate the mirrors on their R100RT's? To me they look really cool ('79RT BTW), but are set too far in to be of much use. Is there anyway to move them out two to three inches so I'm able to actually see behind me? I'm tired of looking in the mirror and seeing my arms.


    In despiration I've mounted the handlebar mirrors from my /7 restoration for now and the difference is phenominal.


    Thanks in advance.
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  2. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    If you think they're bad on an RT, try the RS mirrors sometime!
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  3. robsmoto

    robsmoto Motorcycleton

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  4. NC BMW Rider

    NC BMW Rider Been here awhile

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    Those do look nice, but it looks like Nick is out of the business. I may try the other guy he mentioned and see if he is still making them.

    Thanks
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  5. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    What's so difficult about scooting to the side a little? I've got the short mirrors on my LS as well and it's the same game. Position them to see to the side at a glance as that's the most important view, but who cares what's behind? If you're holding up traffic, pull over and let em by! :D
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  6. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Do it the old-fashioned way. Roll your own: get a bar of black Delrin (plastic) from McMaster-Carr and cut, drill and shape to suit.

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  7. boxerboy81

    boxerboy81 Stay Horizontal

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    :nod
    It's not hard really.
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  8. More_Miles

    More_Miles ├╝ber-n00b

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    Odd, I thought the RT mirrors were a vast improvement over the ones on other bikes. Only 1/3 full of shoulder v.s. 9/10 full. :dunno
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  9. beemerphile

    beemerphile Long timer

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    If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out. I only found them good for breaking the fairing in a simple tip-over. I removed my RT mirrors and installed a good set of bar-end mirrors. No vibration and reduced chance of damage. Combined with filling the bar with .50 cal. musket balls it also damped the engine vibes.
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  10. 100RT

    100RT Long timer

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    The mirrors on my 81 RT help keep the rain and wind off of my hands and they are fine for rear viewing. The mirrors on my 03 RT are totally worthless and the rain beats your knuckles up if your not wearing gloves. I had to add GS mirrors to it
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  11. Overdog

    Overdog 'Burghherfer.....

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    I put new bars on my 90/6...while I was at it I filled them with 7 1/2 lead shot.....it made me realize just how bad my head bearings were! Scary!! Now that the bearings have been replaced I might try the shot again.
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