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post #1 of 5 Old Apr 20th, 2011, 11:03 am Thread Starter
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Adding Mirrors to a R1150RTP

I know this subject has been posted on the forum before but is hard to research and find good answers. Like many others, I have a problem with the OEM mirrors on my 1963 RT1150RTP. While riding, both of the mirrors are at least partially obscured by my sleeves. I would like to install additional mirrors on the handlebars. I have a Z Technik V Storm Windshield and it appears long stem mirrors would hit the windshield when the handlebars are turned too far. I would like recommendations on short stem mirrors which would work. I thought about using the mirrors from a R1200C, as they appear to be short enough to work without hitting the windshield. I checked them at the following site and they show an item 2, which may or may not be required in order to possibly fit on my RTP. Does anyone know if they would work? http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...6&rnd=03252011
The cost would be a bit higher than some After Market Mirrors though and someone may have a good recommendation for some short stem mirrors which would work well and not be quite as expensive. I would appreciate your recommendations. Jim Reynolds
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post #2 of 5 Old Apr 20th, 2011, 12:34 pm
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Re: Adding Mirrors to a R1150RTP

Hi, Jim - you checked these items out? Oughta be sumpthin' there that should work. I found 'em in the accessories page, under the Technical button and clicking on gadget mounts. Good luck, Jim.

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I know this subject has been posted on the forum before but is hard to research and find good answers. Like many others, I have a problem with the OEM mirrors on my 1963 RT1150RTP. While riding, both of the mirrors are at least partially obscured by my sleeves. I would like to install additional mirrors on the handlebars. I have a Z Technik V Storm Windshield and it appears long stem mirrors would hit the windshield when the handlebars are turned too far. I would like recommendations on short stem mirrors which would work. I thought about using the mirrors from a R1200C, as they appear to be short enough to work without hitting the windshield. I checked them at the following site and they show an item 2, which may or may not be required in order to possibly fit on my RTP. Does anyone know if they would work? http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...6&rnd=03252011
The cost would be a bit higher than some After Market Mirrors though and someone may have a good recommendation for some short stem mirrors which would work well and not be quite as expensive. I would appreciate your recommendations. Jim Reynolds
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post #3 of 5 Old Apr 24th, 2011, 7:03 pm
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Re: Adding Mirrors to a R1150RTP

K2RS mirrors work good, I just installed them on mine. Here's a blog discussion that I found: http://rtboxer.com/2011/01/06/auxiliary-mirrors/

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post #4 of 5 Old Apr 25th, 2011, 8:51 pm
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Re: Adding Mirrors to a R1150RTP

I had a 1990 K75RT that I purchased as a salvage bike and then customized as a naked street-fighter http://www.cyclepsycho.com/k75/k75.html
I tapped the mirror mount holes on the controls and simply used some Honda mirrors.
I have an 2004 R1150RT and have a hard time getting used to the fairing mount mirror position. I noticed all the RT cop bikes around here have mirrors on the bars.
I thought about tapping the holes on my controls, but they way they are recessed would make it impossible to install Japanese mirrors because it would not allow room for the locking nut. I'll probably make a custom mirror mount to accommodate some Japanese mirrors (as I have hundreds of them and that increases my options for finding the right ones).
Harley-Davidson mirrors would work too, but I'd rather not have all those eagles and chrome.

I'll post something here if I get around to fabricating some mounts.
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Re: Adding Mirrors to a R1150RTP

O.K., so I fabricated some simple mirror mounts for my R1150RT today.
Pretty simple to make and I can now use any M10 threaded mirrors I want.

Here's how I did it:

http://www.cyclepsycho.com/bmw/mounts.html
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