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    Mirror Cables

    Does anyone know where I can purchase the stainless cables that attach to the mirrors on an R1200RT?

    I was riding yesterday when the left mirror flew off and hit the road. Luckily I was on a country road and was able to recover the mirror which had minor damage.

    Thanks for any info.

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    Mirrior Cables

    You can make them with steel fishing leaders, not expensive and available at any decent tackle shop.
    There was a post a while back with pictures, does anybody know where to find it?

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    Mirror cables

    I bought mine from Bob's BMW.

    Bob's BMW Safety cables

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltljohn
    You can make them with steel fishing leaders, not expensive and available at any decent tackle shop.
    There was a post a while back with pictures, does anybody know where to find it?
    DUH! Why didn't I think of that. Had some, problem solved. Not pretty, but as long as it works.

    Thanks

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    Cool

    My LT came with Zip Ties(from the dealer) holding them. Cheap and easy to cut and replace as needed.
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    I plan to use coated wire cable. Before I go yanking on things, how do you remove the mirrors on a R1150RT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurt1305
    I plan to use coated wire cable. Before I go yanking on things, how do you remove the mirrors on a R1150RT?
    Support the mirror with one hand (you don't want it just flying off) and give it a good, hard, sharp thump on the lower outer corner.

    I use cable ties (zip ties to the non-computer geeks).
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    I bought 45 pound test, coated braided stainess fishing leaders at a certain nationwide variety store, pack of six for less than $2.00. Loop through hole in rear of mirror and through slot in housing and clip together.

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    cable ties

    I used cable ties on mine also. The left hand mirror popped off twice on the slab at 70+ and broke the ties both times. They did slow it down enough that I was able to catch it both times, but I did not want to try my luck the third time. My LT mirrors now have stainless steel cables. (The cable ties were the heavy duty type.)

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    Bass Pro has Titanium leader line. I think I got about 12 ea in one package for $3.00 complete with swivels.

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    I used coated #120 leader line, a crimp sleeve on one end and crimp-on ring terminal on the other.

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