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    Handle bar rear view mirrors

    Need suggestions for rear view mirrors for my 2018 R 1200 RT. Doesn’t look like many options out there. Thanks!
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    I have a Camhead R1200RT but Iíve heard that double take mirrors work on Wetheads as well as older RTís.

    https://www.doubletakemirror.com/


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    The mirrors from a wethead GS work quite well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azgman View Post
    The mirrors from a wethead GS work quite well.
    Agreed. In order to attach them to the RT's bars, you'll need two "pipe clamps" (that's what BMW calls them). Part number is: 32 72 8 532 971 and they're $48 each.

    Then, you'll need the GS mirrors. See:

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    So, for about $330 you can have those mirrors, all with BMW parts.

    You may find other, cheaper alternatives.
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    I just installed these:

    https://kiwavmotors.com/en/parts/con...i-kiwav-detail

    Excellent quality and less than half the price of the GS mirrors. They have a store on Amazon but if you buy direct, there is no sales tax and shipping was actually cheaper.

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    That's a good find Akane. It'd be great to find a source for the "pipe clamps" needed to mount the mirrors to the bike.

    Wunderlich has a set for $63 which might do the job. See: https://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mi...-r1200-rt.html
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    There is another thread on this topic having some good info: Mirrors

    In the interim, you can search on Amazon, as I did when I needed the same thing. The spec is that you need 22mm (7/8") mirror clamps. You can either use standard 10mm threads for most aftermarket mirrors, or get some clamps threaded for the GS mirrors, which use a coarser thread pitch.

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    I just bought the GS 32 72 8 534 366 PIPE CLAMP from MAXBMW and watched eBay for a set of mirrors, ended up getting a pair for $50!mirrors.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by pettynerd View Post
    I just bought the GS 32 72 8 534 366 PIPE CLAMP from MAXBMW and watched eBay for a set of mirrors, ended up getting a pair for $50!
    Nice find. You have your RAM ball mounted on a shelf, and that frees up the mirror perches for use with actual mirrors. I have a set of GS mirrors, and the correct clamps, but I am reluctant to give up my RAM ball that is currently mounted to the left mirror clamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cap View Post
    I am reluctant to give up my RAM ball that is currently mounted to the left mirror clamp.

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    Cap - There is an alternative to giving up the RAM ball. Wunderlich made a piece which puts a RAM ball right in front of you in the center of the handlebars. The Wunderlich website does not show this piece any longer, but here are a couple of photos showing how it worked on my 2015 RT:

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    I can't use the Wunderlich piece any longer because I've added Illium bar lifters, so I had to find another way to get a RAM ball on my bars to see my iPhone.

    I know this piece is safely stowed away somewhere in my garage. If you're interested, PM me and I'll send it to you (presuming I can find it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    I can't use the Wunderlich piece any longer because I've added Illium bar lifters, ....
    John, thanks. I have the same piece, and made the same discovery that it is not compatible with the ilium risers. I considered modifying the Wunderlich part to work with the bar risers, but decided against it. So, like you, I threw it in a drawer somewhere in my shop.

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