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post #1 of 31 Old Feb 25th, 2013, 2:27 pm Thread Starter
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Been considering a change to KRS mirrors on my LT. If I do ? I would like to remove the OEM's . Anyone come up with a crafty way to cover where they were?

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post #2 of 31 Old Feb 25th, 2013, 3:21 pm
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Hmmmmm. Why not hang one of those small Gargoyles on each side of the bike where the mirrors were? The effect as you're tooling down the road should be stunning.

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Just leave them on, use them to cover other areas.

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Ahhhh. why?

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sounds like you want to cut off your nose to spite your face, or perhaps your ears in this case.

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sounds like you want to cut off your nose to spite your face, or perhaps your ears in this case.
No, not really. Just thought what 'options' might be out there. After looking at it again, I popped them both off., and it looks weird . So I'll leave them I suppose and maybe add "KRS" mirrors. Just thought I'd ask opinions.
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Those mirrors (ears) are an important part of the fairing.......Keeps the wind blast off your hands.
The LT looks cool with bar mirrors & the fairing mirrors anyway. There's a few guys in the community that have done that.
Or you could paint them Black.

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No, not really. Just thought what 'options' might be out there. After looking at it again, I popped them both off., and it looks weird . So I'll leave them I suppose and maybe add "KRS" mirrors. Just thought I'd ask opinions.
Let me try and help.
Just did my last month. I was like you, knew of the handlebar mirrors but never actually seen them on the streets. Seek advice here and got a few pictures from Chris and quickly decided. Take a peep. Looks OK to me. Now when the weather breaks I will set them for effectiveness. Wish I could wave a magic wand and make the snow disappear and a jump in temps to say 70
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Let me try and help.
Just did my last month. I was like you, knew of the handlebar mirrors but never actually seen them on the streets. Seek advice here and got a few pictures from Chris and quickly decided. Take a peep. Looks OK to me. Now when the weather breaks I will set them for effectiveness. Wish I could wave a magic wand and make the snow disappear and a jump in temps to say 70
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Thanks for the pics !..I think that IS the way I'm going to go. I'll look around & see if I can find a bargain on a pair? But if need be just go new. I have those mirrors on my Roadster and like them...much improved over the mouse-ears..[round]...

BTW..if you figure out how to do that 70 degree thing,...please share
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I think our classifieds had a pair posted just after I bought mine. You might check to see if still available.
It was earlier this month. Wish I had seen them before my purchase.
Hey I am messing up the more I play with this magic thing the more snow keeps coming down. Now I have no experience reversing it, maybe a different wand????????????
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reach down and on the left side is your 'reverse' function. i hope it works for you! i was riding Sunday-it was about 63 by 4 pm down hea'

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reach down and on the left side is your 'reverse' function. i hope it works for you! i was riding Sunday-it was about 63 by 4 pm down hea'
We were talking mirrors.
Then I dove off on the weather scene to get my point for an actual test of my new addition which led me to magic which took me to messing up the weather which I then realized I could not REVERSE which brings me to currently thanking you for pointing out to me where to find that 'R' switch which has been located inside my left leg since I purchased my LT and on and on and on . . . . least I forget I was trying to show off my new handlebar mirrors. Hey that's my story and I am sticking to it
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I just wanted to keep you focused.

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Four mirrors on an LT. Brilliant!

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I added those mirrors also, got them off Ebay for about $100.00, they are in almost new condition. Got them in December so I have not tested them on the road yet.

I have never liked the position of the stock mirrors, I have to look down to use them. I kinda like looking ahead of me while driving.

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Four mirrors on an LT. Brilliant!
And what's wrong with that
Lots of vehicles have multiple mirrors. Even those that add blind spot mirrors on the original. Some newer light trucks and vans have a combination of mirrors for close up and wide angle though in a single setup.
The main thing is that it serves its purpose . . . enhance vision and safety. That's why I added mine. BMW must have thought the same thing for putting the holes there in the first place. If the bike came with handlebar mirrors already installed which two would you remove to sell to me
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And what's wrong with that
Lots of vehicles have multiple mirrors. Even those that add blind spot mirrors on the original. Some newer light trucks and vans have a combination of mirrors for close up and wide angle though in a single setup.
The main thing is that it serves its purpose . . . enhance vision and safety. That's why I added mine. BMW must have thought the same thing for putting the holes there in the first place. If the bike came with handlebar mirrors already installed which two would you remove to sell to me
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I have the RS mirrors also. BMW put the holes there to save costs with other models. Certainly not any forethought.

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Dear Abby,
I have a friend who recently put two extra mirrors on his K1200LT. So now he has four mirrors and has trouble seeing the front two as the two extra have caused a vision obstruction. Should I tell him to take those extra ones off or just suffer in silence?

Signed: Perplexed in Topeka.


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What in the world is wrong with you? Don't you understand that the K1200 Light Truck was designed as a two wheeled RV/truck/motorcycle? For God's sake, celebrate the moment by buying him some convex blind spot mirrors that he can attach to his windshield and then you boys just go for a ride and be happy. Just don't ride behind him with the sun at your back.


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OK I get you concern.
Had to pop some popcorn just to get through the Dear Abbey
I think she just died recently. Somebody else must have responded.
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And what's wrong with that
Lots of vehicles have multiple mirrors. Even those that add blind spot mirrors on the original. Some newer light trucks and vans have a combination of mirrors for close up and wide angle though in a single setup.
The main thing is that it serves its purpose . . . enhance vision and safety. That's why I added mine. BMW must have thought the same thing for putting the holes there in the first place. If the bike came with handlebar mirrors already installed which two would you remove to sell to me
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BMW wouldn't waste time and effort mounting four mirrors on a bike. This adds nothing more than needless cost.

BMW uses the same switchgear on different models. Some models use stem mounted mirrors, others use fairing mounted mirrors.

Lastly, Bikes don't come with four mirrors, so your question makes no sense.

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Does this qualify as four mirrors?
Of course, I'm guessing it doesn't qualify as a BMW.
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Does this qualify as four mirrors?
Of course, I'm guessing it doesn't qualify as a BMW.
Thanks Jeff for the help with my point

Geoff your quote:
Lastly, Bikes don't come with four mirrors, so your question makes no sense.
I used the word if and it was purely rhetorical since I have no need for 2 more mirrors that will give me six
There are lots of things BMW may or may not do for whatever their reasons it still does not stop us from putting radar detectors, GPS, seat mods/backrest, extra lights, ipods, Ft. Worth racks, oh yeah! passenger floorboards, on our bikes mmmmm let's see what else . . . guess you are right BMW would never waste time and effort putting any of these silly things on a bike.
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...There are lots of things BMW may or may not do for whatever their reasons it still does not stop us from putting radar detectors, GPS, seat mods/backrest, extra lights, ipods, Ft. Worth racks, oh yeah! passenger floorboards, on our bikes mmmmm let's see what else . . . guess you are right BMW would never waste time and effort putting any of these silly things on a bike.
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Actually, considering what the total price would be, they probably would offer all this stuff if they only thought someone could afford it! We are talking about BMW, after all.
Can you imagine...A $50,000 MSRP for a bike? And it's not even a custom.

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Actually, considering what the total price would be, they probably would offer all this stuff if they only thought someone could afford it! We are talking about BMW, after all.
Can you imagine...A $50,000 MSRP for a bike? And it's not even a custom.
All that sarcasm was not directed at you.
I just wish Geoff would see where I was coming from with any additions we make to our loved machines. Some chose to customize or whatever. In my case the mirrors are a preference.
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BTW. K75, K100 mirrors work also on LT. Not as fancy looking (round) as RS-ones, but the price is moderate.

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All that sarcasm was not directed at you.
I just wish Geoff would see where I was coming from with any additions we make to our loved machines. Some chose to customize or whatever. In my case the mirrors are a preference.
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I understand where you're coming from. It's about safety.


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Is there a motorcycle under all of that, or is he standing behind his "mirrors and lights for sale" display?

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Not only would he be able to piss off people at night by following them, he would be pissing off those behind him as well with all the light be reflected back.

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That hissing sound you hear is his melting battery dripping onto the pavement.....

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Time to end the sarcasm.
He lack ankle support in his boot so he added two chrome legs to help support the new beast or is that a metal peacock
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I understand where you're coming from. It's about safety.

Wow - all those mirrors and he hasn't noticed the car right behind him.......

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