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    Lightbulb Mirror upgrade 2003 k 1200gt

    I’d like an easy , screw in/out mirror upgrade “wider” like an rs mirror, any suggestions??

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    Quote Originally Posted by DR FORREST GROVES View Post
    I’d like an easy , screw in/out mirror upgrade “wider” like an rs mirror, any suggestions??
    Mounting a set of ‘03-04 RS mirrors is about as turnkey as you can get. I put them on my GT within the first year of ownership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    Mounting a set of ‘03-04 RS mirrors is about as turnkey as you can get. I put them on my GT within the first year of ownership.

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    I thought the 03-04 RS mirrors would touch the GT shield at full lock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I thought the 03-04 RS mirrors would touch the GT shield at full lock.
    I don’t recall that, but then while the (horrible) stock screen was on the bike it never left the full-up position. That shield was swapped out for a Parabellum, which has never interfered with the mirrors. The RS mirror swap was a really common thing for the GT bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    Mounting a set of ‘03-04 RS mirrors is about as turnkey as you can get. I put them on my GT within the first year of ownership.

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    DeVern
    Thanks , I was hoping that would work but I was looking at an 02 and the base was different, and I assumed you couldn’t swap them out. I had an 02 rs previously .thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by DR FORREST GROVES View Post
    Thanks , I was hoping that would work but I was looking at an 02 and the base was different, and I assumed you couldn’t swap them out. I had an 02 rs previously .thanks !
    The RS mirrors were the same from 2000-2004. The GT mirrors have a straight mounting stem and leave exposed most of the boss they are mounted upon. The RS mirrors have a squarish base that covers the boss but still mounts using a single protruding stem, just like the GT mirrors, so the RS mirrors are a perfect fit. Makes sense, since both bikes use the same basic control perch but with minor changes like a windshield elevation switch.

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