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gs type mirrors on 2008 r1200 rt

jimwjarmour

jimmy armour
what do we need to install gs type mirrors on a 2008 r1200 rt ,i know others have modified there bikes this way , thanks in advance, Jimmy
 
You need the GS top clamps for your clutch and brake perches. I did this to my 2013 and really like the new mirrors.
 
Here's what the part looks like. $52 each. I remember seeing a cheaper option on Amazon or Ebay.
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Edit: Looking at the parts fiche for a 2009 RT the clamp looks like it needs to be vertical similar to this.
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thanks but dont see where these would mount on the bars as they are cast aluminum perhaps a wee picture would help thanks in advance Jimmy
 
Hi Jimmy. Just want to be sure you are aware of the K1200RS mirror option for your RT which, I believe, is a more plug and play option than adding a GS mirror.

Unfortunately, I have nothing of value to add re: adding a GS mirror
 
Hi Jimmy. Just want to be sure you are aware of the K1200RS mirror option for your RT which, I believe, is a more plug and play option than adding a GS mirror.

Unfortunately, I have nothing of value to add re: adding a GS mirror
I've seen others use the K1200RS mirrors on the RT. I wonder why they are easier than GS mirrors.
If anyone wants to use K1200RS mirrors the oval shaped mirrors from a 2002, 2003 or 2004 are better the round ones on earlier models.
 
I've seen others use the K1200RS mirrors on the RT. I wonder why they are easier than GS mirrors.
If anyone wants to use K1200RS mirrors the oval shaped mirrors from a 2002, 2003 or 2004 are better the round ones on earlier models.
No additional parts needed to mount them for one. I have no experience with the GS mirrors.
 
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No, they're thru holes on both sides; there is a "special" nut that goes in from below.
p/n 51162328287 $13.41 (need 2) plus a pair of wave washers 51162309607 $4.35/ea.
 
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btw.... "inbusmutter" means Allen nut... it's a "reduced" nut that uses an Allen key to install & tighten from under the perch.
If you want a K12RS mirror on the left side of an Oilhead, it's necessary to carve out a slot for the fast idle lever.
 
hi guys, thanks for the overwhelming information these are on my son Mark,s 1200rt so will let him decide thanks once again Jimmy
 
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