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Rearview mirror extenders for OEM units

Postby MadYZF » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:45 pm

Behold... mirror extenders for the OEM units:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motec ... 1000-94-96

I have small convex reflectors on my stock units. This does it for me, but extending the OEMs to make them fully usable does sound tempting.
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Re: Rearview mirror extenders for OEM units

Postby WFox93 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:06 pm

But seeing my shoulders is super cool. Especially when I occasionally catch glimpses of my helmet because I managed to get a leather jacket with stripy High-Viz in line with my helmet's stripy high-viz.

In all seriousness, I actually get by pretty well with the stock mirrors (aside from them shaking out of their adjustments) But I can certainly see the benefit of these for someone with broader shoulders. Pretty cool product, Looks like it could be used to draw the mirror closer or further away too.
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Re: Rearview mirror extenders for OEM units

Postby Riceburner » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:11 am

For $20, I bought used OEM Suzuki mirrors that extend the mirror further out than those. No shaking them out of alignment. Only bumping them when walking by in the garage.
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Re: Rearview mirror extenders for OEM units

Postby MadYZF » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:27 am

Riceburner wrote:For $20, I bought used OEM Suzuki mirrors that extend the mirror further out than those. No shaking them out of alignment. Only bumping them when walking by in the garage.

That's a great solution. I figure OEM-look fans might prefer the extension option.

BTW, how do the Suzukis fare in the vibrations department?
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Re: Rearview mirror extenders for OEM units

Postby Riceburner » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:05 pm

No vibration issues. Clear a view as OEM. Just a better view in a more upright riding position that I spend most of the time in.
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Re: Rearview mirror extenders for OEM units

Postby Micah » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:17 pm

+1 for the Suzuki solution. It’s what I have used. The stalks are longer, and then the mirrors are also larger. They don’t vibrate, and to Riceburner’s point, they do get knocked while trying to pass around the bike in the garage. I like being able to really see what’s behind me (“The better to see you my dear officer...”).
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Re: Rearview mirror extenders for OEM units

Postby Pepperoni » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:51 pm

Which model and year Suzuki mirrors?

Did they bolt right on, work with the stock fasteners, or require any modding of the mirrors or the bike?
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Re: Rearview mirror extenders for OEM units

Postby Micah » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:14 pm

You’ll need to take the bottom mount plate of the YZF mirror off and transfer it to the Suzuki mirror stock. You’ll toss the mount plate from Suzuki as it doesn’t fit. There are many years that this little mod will work for. Primarily, you don’t want the mirrors that have the blinkers integrated into them. I think I used 2002 GSXR mirrors. (Or something close to 2002).

The bottom plate is just an Allen bolt, nut, and a couple washers on either side. I still have my stock YZF mirrors somewhere in the attic. I can see so much more with the GSXR mirrors, I can’t imagine going back to the stock Yamaha mirrors.
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Re: Rearview mirror extenders for OEM units

Postby Riceburner » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:03 am

Early non-blinker GSXR and SV mirrors were the same IIRC. Instead of using the Cat foot and adding a washer, I used the complete Suzuki mirror and foot. I just drilled one of the holes a bit longer.

Also cut into the foot a bit, but don't cut too far...
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painted the hole gets hidden, the other side was better as I didn't cut as deep.

Stock bolts and didn't use the Cat rubber pad. I swapped these onto my newer Cat, so have been running the same ones since at least 2009.

Definitely more view-able area behind.
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Re: Rearview mirror extenders for OEM units

Postby SPLATT » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:27 pm

I have yet to ride any Yamaha with decent mirror placement.
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Re: Rearview mirror extenders for OEM units

Postby Micah » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:19 am

Hi Splatt! Definitely not OEM Yamaha, but the Suzuki mirror modification is excellent. On Riceburner's riding pic above, you can see how far the mirrors extend. It really gives an excellent, clear view.
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Re: Rearview mirror extenders for OEM units

Postby SPLATT » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:09 pm

Micah wrote:Hi Splatt! Definitely not OEM Yamaha, but the Suzuki mirror modification is excellent. On Riceburner's riding pic above, you can see how far the mirrors extend. It really gives an excellent, clear view.


My 02 FZ1 is terrible stock and the FZ10 and XSR900 I rode a few months back were also terrible.
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Re: Rearview mirror extenders for OEM units

Postby T1Cybernetic » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:18 pm

Has anyone got any links to mirrors that are longer for the cat? I've been looking but I don't want to get the wrong ones :p
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