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    Has any one added the traditional style stem mirrors to their RT ? I have been watching the Tour de France and I noticed them on some of the RT chase bikes. I haven't been able to find them anywhere so any info on them is appreciated My bike is a 2014

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    Has any one added the traditional style stem mirrors to their RT ? I have been watching the Tour de France and I noticed them on some of the RT chase bikes. I haven't been able to find them anywhere so any info on them is appreciated My bike is a 2014
    First, do the control perches have holes for mirror stems? If so, look at GS or R mirrors of the same approximate vintage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    First, do the control perches have holes for mirror stems? .
    He can replace that part with one from a R1200R or R1200GS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrover14 View Post
    Has any one added the traditional style stem mirrors to their RT ? ...
    You can replace your brake and clutch reservoir clamps with ones that have a mirror perch. As others have noted, the BMW part from a GS will do the trick. Wunderlich also sells their own version. But those are about $50 each. I bought a pair of nicely finished generic clamps for $7 on Amazon. They work great: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074RF793M

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    Quote Originally Posted by cap View Post
    I bought a pair of nicely finished generic clamps for $7 on Amazon. They work great: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074RF793M
    That's a much better price
    Even if someone doesn't need to add mirrors, the clamps make for a handy spot to add a RAM Ball.
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    If you have the factory aux lights you will want to get the left clamp from BMW as it has the threaded hole for the switch to fasten to. The right side if pretty generic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    ... the clamps make for a handy spot to add a RAM Ball....
    Great minds think alike: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036G97DG

    That's exactly what I did

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrover14 View Post
    Has any one added the traditional style stem mirrors to their RT ? I have been watching the Tour de France and I noticed them on some of the RT chase bikes. I haven't been able to find them anywhere so any info on them is appreciated My bike is a 2014
    Irishrover - I added the stem-type mirrors to my 2015. Here's a photo so you can see what has been added:

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    Using BMW parts (purchased from MAX BMW in NH), I had to buy two of the $46 brackets which supply the hole into which the mirrors mount. I recall that each mirror was about $90, thus making this a somewhat pricey addition. There are cheaper mirrors available and there may be better solutions.

    Since others are mentioning RAM mounts, you can see a way that I mounted a RAM ball to my handlebars. I used a pricey Wunderlich "Multipod" adapter on the right side of the bars, and mounted a RAM ball to that. This allows me to use the x-shaped RAM mount to hold my iPhone XR right in the middle of everything.

    I hope this is helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    Irishrover - I added the stem-type mirrors to my 2015. Here's a photo so you can see what has been added:

    IMG_0748.jpeg

    Using BMW parts (purchased from MAX BMW in NH), I had to buy two of the $46 brackets which supply the hole into which the mirrors mount. I recall that each mirror was about $90, thus making this a somewhat pricey addition. There are cheaper mirrors available and there may be better solutions.

    Since others are mentioning RAM mounts, you can see a way that I mounted a RAM ball to my handlebars. I used a pricey Wunderlich "Multipod" adapter on the right side of the bars, and mounted a RAM ball to that. This allows me to use the x-shaped RAM mount to hold my iPhone XR right in the middle of everything.

    I hope this is helpful.

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    Aux. mirrors on Ď18 RT

    Used these mirrors & brackets kit and extenders. Couldnít be happier with function, appearance and price point. Once installed, I honestly havenít looked at my stock mirrors since.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F233187975248

    Extends the mount point outboard in case of windshield to mirror conflict:

    NICECNC Black Universal 10mm Stem Mirror Mount Risers Extenders Adapters for Motorcycle,Dual Sport,Cruisers,Scooters,Sportbikes(2PCS Right-Hand Threaded) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075TFPPQ4...ECGDBDVNICECNC

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    Caution: thread pitch

    I recently bought a pair of GS mirrors from the MOA marketplace. And I was frustrated to (re)discover that BMW uses M10x1.5 thread pitch. Most 10mm mirror posts are M10x1.25 pitch. The mirror perch clamps that I found on Amazon above are M10x1.25, as is the RAM ball that I mounted on them.

    So, keep that in mind as you buy parts. There are options available for converting back and forth, or you can always buy those expensive OEM reservoir clamps.

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