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Old 03-24-2013, 09:54 AM   #1
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Looking for mirrors

Trying to find some mirrors for my 03 gsxr 1000. One is seized and worthless and can't seem to find any decent ones other than stock look. I did find these on eBay,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310635890229...84.m1423.l2661

But I'm not wanting integrated turn signals. If I have to then fine but it is a last resort. Any suggestions where to find some with this type of design or something other than stock look. Oh and not really wanting bar end mirrors either.
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you dont like the basic black ones on ebay?
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:03 PM   #3
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I wouldn't suggest those one you linked.
We put them on my girls bike and they aren't the best.

Depending on the angle of the mounting surface, the mirror itself can be really awkward. On an SV650, they point up at a 45deg angle... which looks KIND of awkward, but doesn't give a good angle for viewing either as you can't get a wide enough area.
Part of the issue there is that they don't have much swivel in the mount... probably because cheap and trying to run wires through it also.

They vibrate more than stock (on an SV... don't know about other bikes).

The universal mount they come with is ugly as sin. The miiror CAN be shaved down a bit to fit into a stock mount... but shave too much and it'll snap... it IS a plastic stock with a metal rod partway through it.

Personally, I'd start looking at any factory mirrors (any brand/bike), and ask around to either try someones or buy a set of scratched ones for $0 and test fit.

Sidenote: I HAVE seen those mirrors on someones CBR, which has a pretty horizontal mounting surface... they used no mount, just ran a bolt through the mirror stock into the fairing... that would get rid of some of the issues. Maybe make it worth it.
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you dont like the basic black ones on ebay?
I don't mind them just wanted something a little different than stock.

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I wouldn't suggest those one you linked.
We put them on my girls bike and they aren't the best.

Depending on the angle of the mounting surface, the mirror itself can be really awkward. On an SV650, they point up at a 45deg angle... which looks KIND of awkward, but doesn't give a good angle for viewing either as you can't get a wide enough area.
Part of the issue there is that they don't have much swivel in the mount... probably because cheap and trying to run wires through it also.

They vibrate more than stock (on an SV... don't know about other bikes).

The universal mount they come with is ugly as sin. The miiror CAN be shaved down a bit to fit into a stock mount... but shave too much and it'll snap... it IS a plastic stock with a metal rod partway through it.

Personally, I'd start looking at any factory mirrors (any brand/bike), and ask around to either try someones or buy a set of scratched ones for $0 and test fit.

Sidenote: I HAVE seen those mirrors on someones CBR, which has a pretty horizontal mounting surface... they used no mount, just ran a bolt through the mirror stock into the fairing... that would get rid of some of the issues. Maybe make it worth it.
I appreciate the input and I don't think I really want to do much modifying especially since I put new plastics on the bike. I think my main intention was just to have something different and a little shorter length than stock. I really don't use the mirrors that much other than to lift my arm up from time to time to see what's behind. I'm more of a head turner and feel more comfortable seeing with my own eyes. They did have some other mirrors I found on eBay but I'm not to fond of the hollow shaft. Check them out.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230945552055...84.m1423.l2649
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Opinions on these..anyone.
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