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    aftermarket mirrors on R1100rt?

    Has any one ever put sport bike 'stem type' mirrors on an RT. I don't mean the type that go through the hole near the handlebar switches, I am talking about ones that would mount with screws and mounting plate. Like you would see on a sport bike.

    I was wondering if the tupper ware on the RT, up near the top near the windshield, would be strong enough to support a set of mirrors?
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    I personally would not mount mirrors on the plastic, once you get the 85 MPH wind blowing who knows what might happen.
    I found a set for k1200rs on ebay that work well & look better than the GS version.
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    I've got the GS ones on my 96 R1100RT. I like em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsig View Post
    I personally would not mount mirrors on the plastic, once you get the 85 MPH wind blowing who knows what might happen.
    I found a set for k1200rs on ebay that work well & look better than the GS version.
    I have a set of RS ones on my GS - Love them! Style and way better visibility the the stock GS ones.
    Seen 'em on RT's, look great on them as well.
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    A set of RS mirrors are on e b a y this morning if someone is looking for a pair

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    I can't use the stem mount type of mirrors. I am using the mounting holes for something else. I need to mount the mirrors to the body work. Maybe if I form a backing plate to go on the inside of the body work I could securely mount a set of mirrors that way?
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    While I have absolutely no data or experience with this idea, my mind has been screaming "No!" since the original post...

    A backing plate would surely be necessary; use something like JB Weld (which adheres quite nicely to our tupperware) not only for adhesion, but as a void-filler; and probably a 3-screw (triangular) mount (maybe 2 or 3 inches on each side).
    Maybe even weld the nuts to the inside of the plate, to permit the mirrors to be removable from the outside.

    But - The bodywork was not designed (I'm guessing here) to be a structurally supportive stressed member. Consider that when the engine is running, the plastic is vibrating; when you're rolling, air pressure is constantly beating on the proposed mirrors.

    Even with epoxy reinforcement, I'd think you'd be asking for cracks and breaks in the plastic.

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    I saw a R1150RT with mirrors mounted to the fairing. The owner said " they're from an R1100S".

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    Interesting! Just looked up a few pictures, and yep, they are there...
    But when I went over to the MAX parts fiche, I couldn't find them at all... Any clues?

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