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Has anybody changed their mirrors yet? If so, please post a pic. I am thinking Rizoma, mostly because thats all I can find.
 

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I have had Napoleon Mirrors on for a few years. You can see behind you and not stare at your elbows.
This week switching to CRG Hindsight Lane Split Bar End Mirror because they are lower and I am looking for a lower look.
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hey Classic11, I have the mirrors that came with the bike, they fit well for me, the only mod I did was getting 2 convex small blind spot mirrors on top corner, so far I like them.

DrDave had problems with his mirrors before and was looking to buy something new, here is the tread with some recommendations, pictures, videos and links. http://www.r1200rforum.com/forum/bmw-r1200r-general-discussions-7/frickin-mirrors-926/

If I decide to change mine, I think I'll go with the Oberon ones.

Whatever you end up doing, come back and let us know.

http://www.r1200rforum.com/forum/bmw-r1200r-general-discussions-7/frickin-mirrors-926/
 

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What finally stabilized my mirrors was a combination of blue loctite and lockwashers. For all the high tech BMW lavished on the 1200's they put a 25 cent compression nut assembly on the mirrors that, left to its own devices, swings like a weathervane eventually. Even the dealer admitted it was a stupid design decision and dealers never admit to anything. . . .
 

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I went with the CRG like mentioned above. I only got one for the left side a. to see if i like them b. I like the look :p








I ended up not using the kit to mount it in the end of the bar. Instead I moved everything down a half inch on the left side to accommodate it between grip and the weight. The bar end weight being the odd size and shape kind of interferes with where I wanted the mirror to be but the compromise is something I can live with. When moving everything down there is a T10(? may not be the right size but the smallest in my set) torx bolt the locks the grip and switch housing. You have to remove from the bottom and then I moved it to where I wanted it and drilled the hole for the bottom and then stuck the bolt in to index the top hole. Make sure to remove the nut from the top before drilling. I like the idea it still has the stock weights and it's out far enough, at least test riding in the garage, to see around my arm without moving my head.



Now accepting donations for a better camera and/or phone! I keep spending money on the bike and forget about how crappy the lens is
 

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Aug. 22 my contract is up. Other than that I do have a nice Nikon 35mm SLR but turn around is lacking. It does look a lot better in person, I promise haha
 

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I do like how you sent the easiest camera to use ever lol. believe it or not I can take good pictures. Once she's out of the barn and in the real world I'll get some better ones.

I'm actually impressed myself with the quality those little cheap cameras have, I have a Nikon D200 and also a Sony DCS-TX20, I take the little one on the bicycle rack, live it on the pool table on vacations, wife's purse, and any abuse you can think of, I also have had many cibershot ones, and they always take great pictures.

I believe your bike looks better in person, there has not being one time I don't go to the garage, see my bike and think "what a great bike I have"
 

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it is an awesome feeling.. so check it out, decided what do I have to lose. Took a 2000 grit and wet sanded my camera on the phone. Haven't been out to see the bike since but have to say it is much improved.
 

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CRG LS + Rhino Bar End mounts = a good marriage

I gave the OEM mirrors over 1.5K miles before deciding to switch over to bar end mirrors. After reading myriad bar end mirror reviews, I purchased a set of CRG Hindsight LS mirrors, and accompanying Rhino round button style bar end sliders with mirror mount grooves. The CRG mirrors fit the Rhino bar end mounts literally perfectly. My primary concern with the LS (Lane Split) folding mirrors was stability, as they are held in operating position by a ball/detent arrangement. Ends up this initial concern was not well founded.

I left the OEM mirrors mounted, while directly comparing the original mirrors to the new CRG's. The difference was appreciable...less vibration on the CRG's, the CRG's offer a far more clear image, and offer a greater field of vision...no more viewing my own shoulders. The OEM's came off after the trial of about 200 miles...and shan't return!

Attached are a couple of pics. Oh, and if I haven't mentioned it before...these R12R's rock! My last ride was an older Moto Guzzi V-7 sport, cafe'd out. It was a nice enough bike, but cannot hold a candle to the R12R.

Not to change the subject...but has anyone tried the GPR Shorty Muffler(BMW48DT)? Check out item 140606731102 on Ebay. Price likely reflects quality, but I'm tempted...I don't wish significantly greater noise levels, but could appreciate a different tone...and definately seek a more sporty appearance versus the mammoth cones provided in Berlin.
 

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I gave the OEM mirrors over 1.5K miles before deciding to switch over to bar end mirrors. After reading myriad bar end mirror reviews, I purchased a set of CRG Hindsight LS mirrors, and accompanying Rhino round button style bar end sliders with mirror mount grooves. The CRG mirrors fit the Rhino bar end mounts literally perfectly. My primary concern with the LS (Lane Split) folding mirrors was stability, as they are held in operating position by a ball/detent arrangement. Ends up this initial concern was not well founded.

I left the OEM mirrors mounted, while directly comparing the original mirrors to the new CRG's. The difference was appreciable...less vibration on the CRG's, the CRG's offer a far more clear image, and offer a greater field of vision...no more viewing my own shoulders. The OEM's came off after the trial of about 200 miles...and shan't return!

Attached are a couple of pics. Oh, and if I haven't mentioned it before...these R12R's rock! My last ride was an older Moto Guzzi V-7 sport, cafe'd out. It was a nice enough bike, but cannot hold a candle to the R12R.

Not to change the subject...but has anyone tried the GPR Shorty Muffler(BMW48DT)? Check out item 140606731102 on Ebay. Price likely reflects quality, but I'm tempted...I don't wish significantly greater noise levels, but could appreciate a different tone...and definately seek a more sporty appearance versus the mammoth cones provided in Berlin.

I have this muffler for sale currently, I could make it a shorty for you. It's a GPR. As is, it is not much louder than stock.

or I could make you a one off. considered making a short low mount. This is what I have now that I made. Not really trying to make another one like mine but could do one that used stock mount that would look pretty cool.

 

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Bar end mirrors installed on R12R Classic.
Mobile phone pics so poor quality, but you get the idea :)



 

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I like the bar end mirrors you guys have. Only issue I have is I installed ThrottleMeister throttle lock for my trip to Canada and they are awesome for any longer ride but they eliminate my ability to mount any of these great mirror setups.
 

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Birkerfelder and I have the same keychain :)
His key matches the shiny RED Roadster paint perfectly.(nice bar ends,btw)
But you got the matte Roadster, and everybody knows, they're the fastest.
 
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