What is a goood DS mirror to buy?


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  • MountainMax

Posted May 07, 2011 - 05:06 AM

#1

I have had three different mirrors now and end up breaking them off or they are too small/short to even see behind me with, can anyone recommend a good one for the WR??

  • pschiess

Posted May 07, 2011 - 07:37 AM

#2

I have had the Sean Ken (or Ken Sean) I forget which it is on my DRZs for years and love them. Have yet to break one. Will need to get the mount that bolts on to your clutch perch though. One mirror fits either side. Cost $15 or less for the mirror.

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Edited by pschiess, May 07, 2011 - 10:06 PM.


  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted May 08, 2011 - 12:14 AM

#3

I got the cheapest and smallest one I could find and i keep it in my backpack. I showed it to an officer once when he asked.

  • KennyMc

Posted May 08, 2011 - 12:21 AM

#4

I have had the Sean Ken (or Ken Sean) I forget which it is on my DRZs for years and love them. Have yet to break one. Will need to get the mount that bolts on to your clutch perch though. One mirror fits either side. Cost $15 or less for the mirror.

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+1 on the Ken Seans

  • miweber929

Posted May 08, 2011 - 05:04 AM

#5

There was a guy and I'll try to find his info, that sold KTM OEM foldable mirror maker company direct that were GREAT mirrors on my XR650L. I remember hearing about these on advrider in the XR650 section. Not cheap, like $70 for the pair with mounts but damn near indestructible, looked good, actually worked as mirrors (those that use the Ken Sean ones must not actually care what is behind you as they shake like hell) and folded up nicely.

I'll look some more if your interested. He might be on eBay now.

Mike

  • MountainMax

Posted May 08, 2011 - 05:15 AM

#6

I had acerbis ones that shook like crazy, they were useless, I definatly wouldn't mind paying for better folding ones like you said :thumbsup:

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  • WRF Woods Weapon

Posted May 08, 2011 - 05:45 AM

#7

I have noticed that most mirrors (stock or aftermarket) installed on your dirt bike, once you are offroad they really pick up a lot of vibration making it difficult to see and shudder too often, on the highways no problems!

  • miweber929

Posted May 08, 2011 - 11:23 AM

#8

I had acerbis ones that shook like crazy, they were useless, I definatly wouldn't mind paying for better folding ones like you said :thumbsup:


Here is the guys website:

http://www.moto-science.com/

Look up folding KTM mirrors and you'll see em. Can't remember if I went with the longer ones or not but I don't think I did. $75 shied or something for the set. Worked GREAT on my XR650L where nothing else would.

Mike

  • pschiess

Posted May 08, 2011 - 12:17 PM

#9

[quote name='miweber929'](those that use the Ken Sean ones must not actually care what is behind you as they shake like hell)

Mine are rock solid and absolutely no vibration. I bet you did not read the directions and mounted them wrong. Yes mounting the mirrors you need to read the directions. Of course mine were on a DRZ.... Maybe that is the difference. I could be going 75 + and could see things clearly in the rear view mirrors. By the way with the Ken Sean mirrors there is just one mirror and you can mount it to either right or left side.

  • miweber929

Posted May 08, 2011 - 01:21 PM

#10

[quote name='pschiess'][quote name='miweber929'](those that use the Ken Sean ones must not actually care what is behind you as they shake like hell)

Mine are rock solid and absolutely no vibration. I bet you did not read the directions and mounted them wrong. Yes mounting the mirrors you need to read the directions. Of course mine were on a DRZ.... Maybe that is the difference. I could be going 75 + and could see things clearly in the rear view mirrors. By the way with the Ken Sean mirrors there is just one mirror and you can mount it to either right or left side.[/QUOTE]
Do you fold them in when you off road? Leaving them loose enough on my XR to still fold them in, without breaking if they hit something or if i tipped over they moved around a lot and flopped a bit. I was always adjusting them.

And yes, I did read the directions and tried them several different ways. Might have worked ok on your DRZ but they sucked on my dads DRZ as well.

JMHO.

Mike

Edited by miweber929, May 09, 2011 - 04:13 AM.


  • pschiess

Posted May 08, 2011 - 03:15 PM

#11

[quote name='miweber929'][quote name='pschiess']
Do you fold them in when you off road? Leaving them loose enough on my XR to still foldEd without breaking if they hit something or if i tipped over they moved around and flopped a bit.

And yes, I did read the directions and tried them several different ways. Might have worked ok on your DRZ but they sucked on my dads DRZ as well.

JMHO.

Mike[/QUOTE]

Yes I folded them sometimes and other times left them out (I like to see who is behind me on a trail ride and to make sure they are still back there). I used a good light coating of grease on the ball joint which made it easy to tighten and also to fold. I just went out for a ride and at 82mph they did not vibrate but the right one did start to fold back towards me from the wind resistance.

  • comtnrider

Posted May 08, 2011 - 07:54 PM

#12

Check out these, I'm running them on my KTM 950 and think their great. A little pricey if you already have hand guards but they are very high quality. The best dual-sport setup in my opinion. :thumbsup:

www.highwaydirtbikes.com

  • jetfuel

Posted May 09, 2011 - 05:16 AM

#13

+2 on the ken sean. I have them on my XRL XRR and WR with no issues.. The TT store carries them for $14.95
The acerbis ones make you legal and thats about it.




 
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