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|
|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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