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post #1 of 17 Old 01-11-2015, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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New Aftermarket Mirrors

After reading the thread about aftermarket mirrors it got me looking...

I didn't like the stock mirrors because they were round and chrome so I checked out ebay and saw tons of knock offs.

then I saw the other thread and called my local Aprilia dealer and they had the mirrors in stock so I went out and picked up a set for $49 and some change. a little more than the knock offs on ebay but they are top quality. nice, solid hardware and the mirrors look great.





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post #2 of 17 Old 01-12-2015, 10:42 AM
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I have a set like those on one of my Hawks. They look great on both bikes!!!

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Nice, wonder where to order online?

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mercenario27 -i hope you mean of the bike. i'll get that in the morning when i have some light, i dont get home until after dark.

Hercules - not sure where to order online, i ran up to the store since i had free time and wanted to look at more bikes.

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what's the model of these mirrors? I might do the same. I'm starting to detest bar end mirrors because they suck for lane splitting :P

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what's the model of these mirrors? I might do the same. I'm starting to detest bar end mirrors because they suck for lane splitting :P
I've never had bar end mirrors, but I was under the impression they would be "break away" types, if not they should be. I've tapped mirrors with a truck while lane splitting with stock mirrors (sometimes it gets tight). A simple break away would be nice to have on all mirrors.

In fact, I wouldn't mind having a dual mirror, standard over wide like some trucks have. I had that on my CB700S and the "round dot" stick on mirror was excellent for quickly double checking where the cars are.

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I've never had bar end mirrors, but I was under the impression they would be "break away" types, if not they should be. I've tapped mirrors with a truck while lane splitting with stock mirrors (sometimes it gets tight). A simple break away would be nice to have on all mirrors.

In fact, I wouldn't mind having a dual mirror, standard over wide like some trucks have. I had that on my CB700S and the "round dot" stick on mirror was excellent for quickly double checking where the cars are.
Just fold the mirrors in :P can't fold bar end mirrors cause they are still sticking out.

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post #9 of 17 Old 04-14-2015, 09:59 PM
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Just put on my el-cheapo ebay aprillia knock-offs.
10mm Rear View Mirrors for BMW F650GS F800GS F800R 2008 2011 Aprilia Tuono SL750 | eBay

Look nice and do the job.
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I personally hate regular mirrors, I have bar end ones on mine and they are ok, I am really thinking of switching to a rearview camera system and just keep 1 bar end mirror on for "legal" issues. there are some inexpensive rearview camera systems on amazon less than $100 wired and wireless.

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Just put on my el-cheapo ebay aprillia knock-offs.
10mm Rear View Mirrors for BMW F650GS F800GS F800R 2008 2011 Aprilia Tuono SL750 | eBay

Look nice and do the job.
+1 Ordered the same ones Look good

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I"m going to be tinkering around with supermoto under bar mirrors on the project bike this weekend. I'll take some pictures and post them up once I have some stuff mocked up. I'm still working on figuring out how I want to go about setting up my gauges and stuff so it's kind of the whole kaboodle with the thing.

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Check out Napoleon style mirrors. Best of both worlds.

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Check out Napoleon style mirrors. Best of both worlds.
That's what I'm planning on getting once I can justify the price. They look great and still have a full view.
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That's what I'm planning on getting once I can justify the price. They look great and still have a full view.
What prices are you seeing compared to what you are willing to spend?

I found a pair on eBay from some no brand knock off for something like $35.00 shipped. Worked well for 2 years. I lost a mirror the other day when the bolt vibrated loose after doing sustained 120 mph on the freeway trying to catch up to a semi-tractor trailer that had lost part of his load unknowingly and was leaking oil or fuel (tanker). Forgot to check the bolts and it fell off one afternoon during rush hour which didn't afford me the opportunity to catch it. Just haven't gotten around to buying another pair yet but hope to find the same ones I bought before.

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What prices are you seeing compared to what you are willing to spend?
By 'justify the price' I meant justify ANY price.
I have a good number of things trying to pull money out of my pocket, and mirrors are pretty darn low on the priority list.
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By 'justify the price' I meant justify ANY price.
I have a good number of things trying to pull money out of my pocket, and mirrors are pretty darn low on the priority list.
I sadly know the feeling!

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