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Heya -

So I'm looking to order some additional mirrors for my soon-to-be-delivered 2012 RT.

I've found that Wunderlich has the adapters for mounting them, but I don't like the mirrors that they have available.

A&S has the K1200 mirrors that look pretty nice, but I am not sure if they fit the Wunderlich adapter. The adapter says it will take a standard M10 x 1.5 mirror stud.

I've emailed A&S but haven't had a reply to tell me if the K1200 mirror will fit or not.

So, does anybody know if the K1200 mirror has an M10x1.5 stud?


http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=1792 (mirror)

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/4600055.html (mount)
 

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Get the kit from A&S for the 2010 and up mirrors. I have them on my bike and they work great. One of the best aftermarket items I have ever purchased and at less than $250.00 it is a bargain. Also very easy to install.
 

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I recently bought a used 09 RT from A&S and it had what looks to be the same mirrors on it. The original owner bought it there, so I suspect the mirrors were also purchased at A&S. At first I was not sure I looked them, but now can not do without them. If anything I wish the arms were a little longer so I would see less of my arm and more of the road behind me.
BTW, these mirror not interfere with the line of sight for the OEM mirrors, so the OEM mirrors are useless.
 

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PWECR said:
Get the kit from A&S for the 2010 and up mirrors. I have them on my bike and they work great. One of the best aftermarket items I have ever purchased and at less than $250.00 it is a bargain. Also very easy to install.
Hmm. I didn't notice the kit before, I'll definitely check it out.

Thanks!
 

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Not to hijack the thread here, but.... I was pleasantly surprised by the mirrors when I test rode the RT (I must be the only one!). I could really see behind and to the sides of me quite well. On traditional mirrors, I generally see my shoulders, so seeing my elbows in the RT mirrors didn't seem to bother me.

Anyone else actually like the stock RT mirrors?
 

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PWECR said:
Get the kit from A&S for the 2010 and up mirrors. I have them on my bike and they work great. One of the best aftermarket items I have ever purchased and at less than $250.00 it is a bargain. Also very easy to install.
After further research, the A&S kit is the winner. The right mirrors and the rights parts to go along with it. It was a no brainer once I stopped and thought about it.

Thanks for the tip.
 

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Anyone else actually like the stock RT mirrors?
Granted, I only have a few hours in an RT, but I do have 4 years on an 800ST so I can provide a good comparison between "sport mirrors" and fairing mirrors, at least in my opinion.

Being used to the sport mirrors, I found the RT fairing mirrors gave a really good look at the close-in blind spots but virtually nothing directly behind or in the wider blind spots.

With my 800ST mirrors, I have a good view of the "missing" areas of the RT and I like having the mirrors higher up; it is a shorter eye movement to see them then all the way down to the fairing.

Don't get me wrong, I am really looking forward to the RT mirrors, but adding the sport mirrors will make the bike event more perfecter than before.
 

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Anyone else actually like the stock RT mirrors?[/QUOTE]


Have only had the bike a short time but am very pleased with the stock mirrors. Maybe I'm missing something but I can't see why anyone would want additional mirrors.
 

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Add me to the list of riders who are happy with the stock mirrors, and have no plans to add additional mirrors.

Anyhow, a quick over the shoulder check works way better than any mirror that I've ever used. :)
 

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I do not care for the stock mirrors. While it does not take a lot of time to locate the mirrors and look at what it in their line of view, there are blind spots. I like having the handlebars mirrors. It seems to take a little less time to locate them and see what is in them which means less time for me not to be focused on where I am going and what is going on on front of me. Just my .02
 

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Hey .....The stock mirrors are fine for me. When I first sat on the bike I thought they would be an issue, but after a few rides my concerns disappeared. Ditto on the fact that a quick look is better then any mirror.......disappeared
 

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OregonRider said:
Anyone else actually like the stock RT mirrors?

Have only had the bike a short time but am very pleased with the stock mirrors. Maybe I'm missing something but I can't see why anyone would want additional mirrors.[/QUOTE]

I liked the stock mirrors as well, until I loaded up for a tour and found I could only see my bags. Completely blind to the rear. The stock mirrors are fine if you do not plan to load anything that goes across the seat or rack.
 

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smartin108 said:
Have only had the bike a short time but am very pleased with the stock mirrors. Maybe I'm missing something but I can't see why anyone would want additional mirrors.
I liked the stock mirrors as well, until I loaded up for a tour and found I could only see my bags. Completely blind to the rear. The stock mirrors are fine if you do not plan to load anything that goes across the seat or rack.[/QUOTE]
That is a good point. I find that even my "sport" mirrors on my Aprilia don't do a great job on trips when I'm loaded down. I generally run a dry bag on the back seat and that does a fairly good job of blocking my rear view. I need to start packing less crap!
 

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oldspice said:
...Anyone else actually like the stock RT mirrors?
No. There are many posts (mine included) complaining about the stock mirrors. Aux mirrors were one of the first things that I farkled my bike with and I don't regret it. Somehow I like to be able to see what is approaching (or I'm leaving) behind me.

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