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Dxg
Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 03:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Does anyone know of any aftermarket mirrors that are plug and play and a little more useful than OEM (like a little larger and better shaped)? I saw some a while ago but can't remember the brand or source.

I do want built in blinkers, otherwise the Firebolt mirrors look pretty nice.
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Terrys1980
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 07:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

An ebay search for Ducati mirrors will turn up some good results. You can go cheap($25) or expensive($200).
Just find a set that has a matching bolt pattern and some have a universal bolt pattern.
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Terrys1980
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 07:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

or get some of these.
http://www.moto-science.com/product/ducati-style-b uell-1125-firebolt-led-mirrors-pair
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Dxg
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 01:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks Terry. I did look at eBay, once you filter out the $25 Chinese garbage there really isn't much there. The Ducati ones at moto-science have very short stems and I'm already looking too much at my elbows with the OEM ones . They're also almost identical in shape and size to the 11125R OEM mirrors, so nothing to be gained.
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Terrys1980
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 02:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You can get more adjustment out of the mirror by passing a folded piece of sandpaper between the shell and the plastic the mirror is attached to. If you sand enough and get a good position you can then seal them in place with some black RTV to minimize vibration.
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Sprintst
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 10:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've been happy with these

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-STYLE-MOTORCYCLE-LED-TUR N-SIGNALS-INTEGRATED-INDICATOR-REARVIEW-RACING-MIR RORS-/181465286603?var=&hash=item0
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Stevel
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016 - 04:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I think all mirrors on these bikes are problematic. As Dxg states, all you see is elbows. I think the best setup would be a camera and central display, but I have yet to find one that works well.
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Dxg
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016 - 11:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Stevel, I think a larger more rectangular mirror like the Firebolt mirror, on a slightly longer stem would work just fine. I just can't find any with built-in turn signals.
Edit: Camera may work well but I'm not sure I'd want the added complexity unless I needed to reduce drag for top speed runs.

(Message edited by dxg on November 21, 2016)
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Nuts4mc
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016 - 11:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

camera and monitor... across the pond
http://www.4kam.com/bikeeye_wireless_rear_view_cam era.htm

here in SoCal...they been experimenting with them (rear view camera systems) since the TL/RC came out...connections and vibrations seem to challenge the reliability of the mods.

the stock mirrors tend to "grab" too much air at near triple digit speeds- and change their view (even after drilling out the rivet and modifying with a big bolt and nut)...I gave up on them...

I use a Emgo mirror designed for a F4 Honda (20-87021 & 87022)...or a (20-87025 & 87026 with led turn signals) still can't see past the elbows but they don't move...
I use some small "spot mirrors" from bike master , about the size of a $.50 piece (600209)...moved my turn signals down to the running lights with amber LEDs...hth
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Dxg
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016 - 12:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ron, I really like the shape of those Emgo mirrors, thanks. Does it look like you could remove the stems and have some longer ones machined?
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Nuts4mc
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016 - 01:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

No, not without breaking the glass...
a) cut the stems and add some material ( tubing with the correct ID to "slip fit" the stems...JB weld in place, as TIG welding would melt the plastic "knuckle" up by the mirror)...rattle can a satin black to finish
b)leave the stem "as is" and build a spacer or add standoffs (with longer bolts) to move the base out from the fairing to get the proper rear view
hth
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Dxg
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016 - 04:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks again. Standoffs would look a bit too ghetto for me but splices are a very good idea. I could also shrink them in place by heating one part and freezing the other before assembly.

Can I ask you for a favor? Could you measure and tell me the width and height of the mirror glass? I can scale everything else from that for a preliminary idea.
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Nuts4mc
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

W= 4.8"
H= 3.2"

you can download the Emgo mirror catalog....Note the catalog is kinda in (2) parts...a) the Applications (Make, model, Year, P/Ns), b) pictures of the actual mirrors...must remember to scroll down thru application pages to see pix of what you want to order...once you have that... google "Emgo & P/n" and you may get many hits as to who has what for sale...

http://www.emgo.com/index.php/catalogs

scroll down after you get to the site...mirror catalog is near bottom of Emgo home page
Happy to help...
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Dxg
Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 01:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Great info, thanks. Lots of really nice mirrors in that catalog, too bad they don't have more with lights in them. But I think the F4 ones will work just fine.
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Ebmachine
Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I put some factory Buell Firebolt Long-stem(late-model) mirrors on my 1125R. They are lower and don't look like antlers. The Firebolt mirrors are more stable with less vibration and I can see better with them. They do not have turn signals inside of them so I simply wired my marker lights to the turn signal wires and put amber bulbs in. It was an easy conversion. Works great for me.
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Zac4mac
Posted on Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ebmachine - that's the fix I've been preaching since 2008.

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Sdw
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 12:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Use Oberon bar end mirror and do running lights to indicators mod ... Much cleaner.
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