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    K1200RS mirrors on 2007 R1200RT

    I just added these mirrors to my RT and they are a perfect fit from a pure fit perspective and styling as well. I haven't ridden with them yet but they appear to eliminate the 6:00 blind spot with the stock mirrors while the 49 liter top case is on which it always is for me.

    I will ride soon with them and will report on visual performance. I wonder how much wind noise these will generate but I suspect I won't notice.
    2007 R1200RT (previous bike 2006 C50)

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    I think you will like them.

    Many of us got tired of staring at our knuckles and elbows out of the stock mirrors, and added a pair of these to our RT's.

    I appreciate my restored visibility to the rear, and notice no additional noise.

    Enjoy.
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    The KRS mirrors were the first farkle I added to my RT. Huge difference.
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    You can also go the less expensive route and use GS mirrors. The down side is your RT will look like its spotin Mickey Mouse ears plus they vibrate. The RS mirrors have far less vibration.
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    More info please

    Quote Originally Posted by flylow1 View Post
    I just added these mirrors to my RT
    Did you have to buy an adapter for the bars? Which ones? What was the cost of the parts?

    Any photos?


    And, anyone can reply of course...
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    nice visibility behind with these and there is no noise that I can tell. I got them from MaxBMW and with shipping and the nuts/washers it came to about $194. No adapters needed as these fit the bars perfectly.
    2007 R1200RT (previous bike 2006 C50)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW Triumphant View Post
    Did you have to buy an adapter for the bars? Which ones? What was the cost of the parts?

    Any photos?


    And, anyone can reply of course...
    A previous thread with pictures and part numbers. Fit in stock holes, no adapter on pre-2010. There is also discussion of 2010 and newer models that use a different bar clamp.

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...ght=RT+mirrors
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW Triumphant View Post
    Did you have to buy an adapter for the bars? Which ones? What was the cost of the parts?

    Any photos?


    And, anyone can reply of course...
    http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=1792

    Here is a source for the mirrors I added to the RT. Great view to the rear and I readjusted the OEM's for a different perspective.

    Now have four mirrors looking backwards.

    So, you're looking at about $170 plus shipping.

    The holes already exist on our handlebars (pre-2010 models!), so install takes about 2 minutes per side.
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    Hi
    Hope they are as good as you say. Just pulled the pin and ordered a set for my 2008 RT. always been something that needed improvement. Now I just hope they arrive in OZ within 2 weeks before my trip.
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