REASON FOR PURCHASE: Better Visibility & Safety
I had seen Rick’s Mirror Extenders on the ADVRider forum and thought they were a pretty neat idea. I had read that they help reduce wind turbulence and also provide better visibility. I can happily attest that both of these are true!
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you order a Cee Bailey windshield for your V-Strom, you will probably need mirror extenders! My bike did not have full turn capability (and NO wheel lock) until I installed these extenders. Fortunately, they arrived one day after I installed my windshield.
COMPANY EXPERIENCE: Great
Rick and his wife Gloria make a great team! She kept me up to date with two emails while Rick was making more extenders. There was a little delay in the actual shipping of the package (which she informed me about), but the time frame was still very reasonable.
I ordered the extenders on 6/04 for $29.00 plus shipping. It was shipped on 6/8, and I received it on 6/14. They were very well packaged and came with instructions.
Installation was simple and quick! Just remove the existing mirror bolt and arm, then install the extender on the same post. Tighten them down a little, then reinstall the mirror on the extender. Before fully tightening the bolts, I would highly recommend putting your bike on a center stand if you have one. Once seated on the bike, move the extender and mirror to make sure you have full clearance on handlebar controls, and good visibility.
I installed these right after I installed my new windshield, so it is difficult to quantify how much wind turbulence they reduced. Still, I could tell some difference with them on. As for the visibility of the mirrors, it is night and day! Instead of staring at my shoulders, I now have full visibility of the road and traffic behind me. Not only is this convenient, it is a huge safety upgrade as well. These are very affordable and highly recommended!