V-Strom 650 || Modifications || Reducing Buffeting Part 2 — Rick’s Mirror Extenders

Vishnu Suresh
Mar 23, 2016 · 2 min read

I finally got around to installing Ricks Mirror extenders from www.adventuretech.biz

Continuing on from my earlier article on the Windshield replacement, I look forward to seeing how much the dirty wind around my helmet has reduced. It had already reduced significantly thanks to the Givi — I can now listen to my favorite podcasts (On Point — Tom Ashbrook by NPR) on my Sena headset, which I could not do before while on the Stock windshield….

Removing the stock mirror — you actually don’t need to separate the two pieces like I did — Learn from my missteps ! :)

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The removed stock rear view mirror, and it’s parts (I wrongly separated the stalk from the lowest screw nut)

Rick’s extenders come with a nice spacer that sits atop the stock female thread on the handlebar

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You need to place the new black spacer on top of this female thread, and use Rick’s extended long bolt.

You simply put the space over the female thread, use Rick’s long bolt to secure the extended piece ; You need to use an 8MM Allen key to tighten up the bolt.

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The new, installed mirror extender! Super sexy & looks stock :) . You just need to install back the mirror stalk onto this extender. Use blue loctite if needed

That’s it! Now you can screw back in the stock mirror stalk into the female thread on Rick’s extender. Done ! The improved visibility is nothing short of amazing.

Additional Pics to follow :-

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Improved rear visibility! Vastly better. I no longer see just my shoulders :D

Vishnu
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Vishnu Suresh

Written by

Paleo Certified Health Coach | LGBTQ Alliance | Motorcyclist | Rock Climber | Afrobeats & Latin Dances | Humanist & Spiritual Atheist | Amateur Photographer

thepaleobiker

Sharing my humble opinion on subjects that excite yours truly — Paleo lifestyle, LGBTQ & Civil rights, secular spirituality, motorcycling, outdoor activities, entrepreneurism, podcasting!

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