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Thread: 2010-2012 BMW R1200RT Auxilliary Mirrors

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    2010-2012 BMW R1200RT Auxilliary Mirrors

    I recently traded in my 2007 RT for a 2012 RT. I had a set of K1200RS mirrors on my '07 which I habitually used since I first added them back in '08. On the way home with the new bike, i suddenly noticed that I was somewhat blind to the rear so have been searching for additional mirrors. When I get ready to tour and camp, my gear will essentially block all rear view from the stock mirrors.

    I found mirrors and an adapter at A&S for $213.00 http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=76241

    I also found what appears to be the same thing on ebay for about $123.00:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R1200RT-..._Parts&vxp=mtr

    Anyone here added auxiliary mirrors to the newer RT? I think if I could just buy the little mounting adapter, then I could have a choice of mirrors in the future. Advice, please!
    Charlie
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    Current - 2012 R1200RT, 2012 CBR250R, 2014 CTX700D.

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    I bought the parts needed to add GDS mirrors to my 2011 RT from Max BMW. They sell everything you need, not as a kit, but individual parts listed together on their website. You can also get just the hand lever clamp part that has the threaded hole for the mirrors, like BMW used to use. In fact Wunderlich has them, too. I don't know about the thread size and whether the standard mirrors, used on a zillion other brands, will work. The parts from Max include a left-hand threaded adapter and rubber boots to cover the attachments. They provide the round style mirrors (BMW part, not aftermarket stuff). The whole thing take about 10 minutes to install, or 9 minutes if you don't spend the first minute trying to thread the left-handed adapter in the wrong way. Duh!

    Result? The new mirrors are up closer to your line of sight and probably above any load you've got strapped to the rear. Took me a while to get used to them and I found myself looking at four mirrors instead of two, but that's just me. Seems the mirrors create a bit of turbulence but not a big deal. The round mirrors are not aesthetically pleasing on the RT but you could say the same about me.

    Hope all that helps.

    pete
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    You are correct - once you change the top half of the lever clamps, you have a wide choice of options. If you are near a dealer, look at all the F series bikes and you will see a few different shapes. I used the F800R mirrors because I thought they complemented the RT.

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    Thanks guys! That was helpful.
    Charlie
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    I put them on my 2012 Rt for the same reason. They look great on the bike and I have not noticed the turbulence mentioned.

    Note that mounting the new mirrors does obstruct the stock mirrors.

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    I also used the BMW mirrors from MAX. I like them very much and would recommend them!
    Ride Safe,
    Bob
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    Mirrors

    One more for the MAX deal on the mirror setup. Works perfect. Especially when you have a top box.
    Frank Ferrante
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    Would it be possible for some of your suggestions be posted with pics so we have a better idea of what the end result would look like???

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    This is a link from Max's web site, it's a more natural rear view and I think they look like they belong on the bike.



    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...MENTAL-MIRRORS
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    Bob
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    Imo...

    Its the mirrors from the K1200RS / GT that look best when added to the RT.
    Those round types are ancient, and their functionality has been improved upon;
    as evidence by how their priced....IMO I say again.
    Travel'in John

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    Thanks for the link and I will have to check out the other style.
    This is going to be my project in March or April. Getting my new RT ready.

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    mirrors on recednt R1200RT's

    I had a '12 and put on after market mirrors with the adapter from Wunderlich. The mirrors vibrated all the time. Did the mirror from A and S vibrate going down the road?

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    The A&S mirrors have no noticeable vibration. I have to say I still miss my old K1200RS mirrors i had on my '07 RT, but these are the next best thing. If I was starting with a new RT today, i would buy the A&S mirrors.
    Charlie
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    What about mounting mirrors off the GT on the RT fairing? I use the handlebar areas for a cup holder and radar detector.
    Buck in Greensboro, NC
    2013 R 1200 RT Midnight Blue - traded, 2014 R 1200 RT Ebony Metallic

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    The brick K12RS mirrors that we used on the pre '10 models do not work on the newer models as the base is different.

    On H's R12R, we used a set off a wedge '07K12R, which seem to be the ones now used on the F-bikes. Found a used set online. The mounting clamp does need to be changed to the threaded mirror perch top as mentioned on the RT.

    here is a pic of a K12R/Sport

    BMW_K1200R-SPORT__2007_01.jpg
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