Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Re: Mini blind spot mirrors
I was never comfortable with the stock mirrors on the LT.
I first added the stick-on, rectangular mirrors, which was a minor improvement, but worth about the 4 bucks I paid.
Then I switched to Muth mirrors, with the LED's embedded in the mirrors. Greater field of vision with these mirrors plus the added bonus of making turning more visible to cagers. Liked them a lot. About $220.00. A good upgrade, but pricey.
Still not entirely satisfied, I went with the Saeng mirrors, installed on the winglets, as suggested. The Best. Hands down. Cost me about a c note, and worth every penny. Absolute confidence in lane changing.
A fellow LT'er saw my Saeng set up and asked me to help with the install of the set he then bought. At my suggestion, he placed them on the windshield, about 1/3 from the top. I feel that that is the ideal placement, since the mirrors are closest to the eyes in that position. No looking down. My friend is very pleased with this set up. The Saeng mirrors are very well made and stand up over time.
I was considering using the mounting holes in the brake/clutch assemblies, and installing either RT or RS mirrors. I did not want to lose the opportunity to use these mounting points for GPS or satellite radio or radar detector or FRS/CB set up.
One man's experience.
Paul M. Feldman
2008 - R1200RT "Cino"
2005 - KLT - "Tipsy" (now "Toasty") RIP
2004 - Suzuki Burgman 650
1978 - GL 1000
1985 - GL 1200 20th Anniversary Edition
1976 - Honda 750A
1973 - Honda CB 360 - "Bone Shaker"
1966 - Suzuki S80 - "Old Smokey"