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post #1 of 76 Old 04-07-2010, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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replacement mirrors

hello all,

i am new to this forum and also a newly minted 919 owner. picked up a low-km 2007 red 919 this past saturday. love it to death, except for the mirrors...

does anyone have a line on a part place with inexpensive replacement mirrors, preferred colour is black.

thanks in advance.

p.s. i am in canada.

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post #2 of 76 Old 04-07-2010, 01:54 PM
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Sorry, I can't help you there, I'm probably the only person here who actually likes the stock mirrors but welcome aboard anyway.


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Try to find some used SV650 naked mirrors on ebay. I got a set for $20, they are rectangular and you can actually see what's behind you with them!




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Hi and welcome!

I love the Aprilia Shiver / Tuono mirrors, not too expensive as well:

https://wristtwisters.com/naked-bikes...ltra-lows.html

They are excellent mirrors for the price. Next to no vibration and good functionality.

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ooh, those aprilia ones appeal to me. will take a look for 'em.

thanks kindly.

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Hi and welcome!

I love the Aprilia Shiver / Tuono mirrors, not too expensive as well:

https://wristtwisters.com/naked-bikes...ltra-lows.html

They are excellent mirrors for the price. Next to no vibration and good functionality.
The man speak'th the truth. I have Aprilia Shiver mirrors on my bike (with stock handlebars) and it looks great, no vibration, high quality and you can actually see things.

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Howdy Dobiegirl, Welcome to WT...congrats on your purchase, I hope you enjoy the ride!

The tracksides bar-end mirrors work great! check em out.

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I went the single CRG barend route. Not the cheapest but I really like the look. Motrax makes a similar style for about half the price. Members here seem to like them.

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I like those Rizoma mirrors I've seen on some bikes... but man are they pricey.

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Welcome! I'm not crazy about the stockers either but I installed widening brackets so I can see now. The brackets are $25 shiped in the US.

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I bought some black plastic mirrors of ebay for $10. They looked good but vibrated a little too much



Got these now $135/ pair but they are billet and no vibes


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I love my CRG bar enders. They are difficult to see out of at first but you get used to them. The look really helps to clean up toe front end. I've seen the tracksides bar-end mirrors mentioned above by Shadow (on eBay I think) and they look like a reasonable alternative. Search around here for at least 1 thread about them.

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Not easy deciding a on a set.

Hi, i am new to the site. i purchased a cb919 aprox a month ago.

i love it, used to drive a cbr600 f3 and the cb919 is very comfortable and fun.

i m looking into purchasing some mirrors also.

the nicest ones are the rizomas, but man they are not cheap.

i found 3 cheaper sets available.

one is the k n s mirror. the model is called gt style mirrors, it is available through the american dealerships through their parts catalogues.

amazon also carries it, on the moto section.
http://

i also seen koso mirrors on Ebay from hong kong at aprox. $25 U.S. with shipping, they look identical to the k n s but are way cheaper, i m not sure if the quality is there though, but hey what do you expect at that price.
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B G mirrors also make a nice set, you can find them on Ebay also, they are a california company i think.
http://

I am undecided with the 3, will have to choose one.

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I tried adding a link and picture of each model but it didnt work, sorry about that, i m not too good with the pc skills

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Mike, How do you like those Acerbis hand gaurds? I looked at those but ended up going with the BarkBuster storms.

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Not to derail even further but....Do the hand-guards work with stock bars???

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Mike, How do you like those Acerbis hand gaurds? I looked at those but ended up going with the BarkBuster storms.

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i found 3 cheaper sets available.
Are these the KNS GT you speak? $65 ain't bad... similar to those Aprilia mirrors posted in the other thread.

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Has anyone used those "Koso" $15 mirrors?

I've had bad luck with cheap mirrors in the past -- i.e., the glass was not glass and was horrible.

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been wanting to buy them but the jew in me says "you already got 2 perfectly good mirros" even though im not jewish HAHA.

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Mike, How do you like those Acerbis hand gaurds? I looked at those but ended up going with the BarkBuster storms.

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I got them hoping to ease the cold on my hands for winter riding. It helped some, but was no miracle either. I really like the looks of them tho over many others I had seen.

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Not to derail even further but....Do the hand-guards work with stock bars???
I have stock bars. The stock bar end weights have to be removed. The hand guards came with a couple of different weights, I used the biggest one and vibes don't seem to be any issue.

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I got them hoping to ease the cold on my hands for winter riding. It helped some, but was no miracle either. I really like the looks of them tho over many others I had seen.
I noticed the same thing, the Storms help, I can wear my regular weight gloves instead of my heavy winter gloves, my hands still get cold but mi fingertips don't feel like they're going to break off anymore.


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k n s mirrors

thanks for posting the k n s mirrors, those are the ones , they look pretty nice, the koso at 15 are a cheap copy of them from hong kong, the bg s are nice too from california.

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May be a bit late in posting... but the Rizoma Dynamic mirrors look great on the 919. I can't seem to find my pictures... but if you search the forum, you can find other bikes with that mirror. I really like the look on my red 9er. You can also search the web to get some images. They are top quality mirrors... but as mentioned, will be a bit more expensive.

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here is what I got monstrack.com - luggage systems & accessories for DUCATI monsters

Love the look, half the price of Rizomas and top notch quality and top notch customer service. Kevin also is a great guy. Should you break your mirror, you won't have to buy whole new one, he will just sell you what you need as he manufactures them

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Got these now $135/ pair but they are billet and no vibes


Mike --- Where did you find those mirrors?

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I had come across this link before, and I bought a pair, they are plastic, like $12.00 a piece, and have served me well.
Honda 919 Superbike GPX Mirrors

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Mike --- Where did you find those mirrors?
http://www.m o t o-science.com/product/0/Ducati-Monster-Multistrada-Hypermotards-Mirrors-Alloy-Black_685010.html

Take the spaces out of the link above....for some reason this site wont let me write m o t o without the spaces

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^ link to those?

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Motorcycle 10mm Rear View Wide Angle Mirrors Matt Black : eBay Motors (item 360120448735 end time Apr-24-10 17:52:25 PDT)

The do not vibrate at all, and you can tighten them down in multiple places. I went with them because Ruckus riders of all people like them, and I wanted something less antenna-ish without bar ends (so I can fit in tight spaces). You have to tuck your elbows to see directly behind you, but they do work well for small mirrors.

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those are pretty good lookin. Any chance we can get a pic from the front? Also do you have any probs with the fact that they are not very tall (the mirror part) and the fact that they are bluish?

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I'm a hater of KOSO mirrors they are made of cheap plastic so they vibrate like hell. As for the mirror quality: yes it is blue and yes the vision is blurry and poor when you try to see whats happening behind your bike so any biker should stay away from them. Mine are collecting dust in my balcony now.

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those are pretty good lookin. Any chance we can get a pic from the front? Also do you have any probs with the fact that they are not very tall (the mirror part) and the fact that they are bluish?
Here are some pics from the front -

https://sites.google.com/site/sayantsi/Home/front.jpg

https://sites.google.com/site/sayant...ome/front2.jpg

https://sites.google.com/site/sayant.../Home/side.jpg

They are small mirrors, but they aren't difficult to see out of. Positioning was the hardest part. If you want a large mirror, these are probably not the best, but they offer great reflections and the blue is mild, so it doesn't block anything from being visible. Besides, if you are smart, you never trust your mirrors 100% and do a quick look around anyway, right? The only issue is if you are trying to see directly behind you - the mirror stems aren't that long so you need to tuck in an elbow to see directly behind.

The mirrors are 100% metal and glass, very solid, and I think they go with the bike pretty well - black, with some chrome, bulky, with some curves. The ones on eBay are actually knock-off of a Japan-only mirror that I couldn't get ahold of - Tanax "Napoleon Borujointomira" (ball joint mirror). The mirrors seem to have good reviews in the states, the "ball joint" mirrors had lots of positive reviews from the Ruckus mod scene in Japan, and the eBay ones seem like an unlicensed but high quality version to me.

I've had them for a year now, and I'm still happy with them. I did try a riser on the left one for city traffic, and that led to more vibration, but did extend the mirror out another 2".

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le boump.... keep this thread alive... im def interested in those mirrors off ebay... any other cheapish mirrors that people around here run... becides bar ends.

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OEM CB1000R mirrors
Honda quality but way cheaper that rizoma and the others
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I ended up going the expensive route (Rizoma) and LOVE them.

Rizoma Circuit 851 Mirror

I got black (what other color is there, really?) and the glass is very clear and clean with a slight blue/silver tint to them, probably for glare?

At least on the 919 they do NOT need the bracket adapter, so don't get that if you buy these. They bolted right on and adjust up and down on the mounting bracket, as well as in and out (left to right) on the bracket itself, so LOTS of options on getting the perfect behind-you view.

I will have some pics up soon of my bike on the pics thread where u can see the mirrors. At least to me, they look sick.

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