Thursday, 30 January 2020

FJ1200 Mirrors

Here I'm fitting a new pair of mirrors to my FJ1200.

The FJ has fairing mounted mirrors. The originals have long since been replaced because the silvering tarnished. It now has a pair of pattern mirrors - YZF600, I think. These are mounted on a pair of extensions to give a better view. This arrangement is ok but not great - the angle they sit at was never right.   
The mirror point up at an annoying angle

The best mirrors I've used were Suzuki Bandit 1250 items. These have different screw centres but they can be mounted on the originals. I broke a mirror when the bike fell over last year but I saw a pair of pattern ones for £18 so I thought I've give them a go.   
Quality seems ok

I mount the new mirrors on the original Yamaha mounts. Because the thickness of the stalk is different I have to use a washer to get a good fit. 
It's hard to see but Suzuki use a different spacing to Yamaha

Suzuki mirrors

They were starting to tarnish

Measuring up. I made at 2.5mm thick washer to get a good fit

The mirrors fitted. They look good and the stalks are long enough to get a good view behind.

The FJ is not in use at present due to the winter weather but maybe back in use next month…or more likely March.

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