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Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......?

Posted By: Bulitt

Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 02/16/15 01:14 PM

I just picked up a 2005 low mile R12RT over the weekend. I like it! I have owned a couple of R11RS's and a 1150RT in the past but this is the first 12RT.

On my 1150, I mounted GS mirrors because when loaded the stock mirrors were blocked and almost useless. Looks like I am going to have the same issue with this one. Looking for ideas to get some better rear vision. What is the best option for extra mirrors?

Tried a search but found little.
Posted By: The Rocketman

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 02/16/15 02:19 PM

I bought these from Wunderlich and they are fantastic.
http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/8410053.html
Posted By: Highway41

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 02/16/15 02:39 PM

The mirror from the G 650 GS Sertao works well on RTs. Here is a link from A&S' online parts:

http://www.ascycles.com/Illustrated_cata...bindCat=51_6789

Bill
Posted By: dirtrider

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 02/16/15 02:45 PM

Morning Bulitt

My personal favorite is the BMW OEM K1200RS mirrors. Their look just fits with the overall sporting look of the 1200RT hexhead.

Not cheap & you will need the special nuts but they fit great & look factory (will drop right into the factory holes on the 1200RT hexhead bars)

Posted By: TexasMule

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 02/16/15 03:53 PM

+1 on dirtrider's recommendation....

Had them on my '06, and have them on my '08. Wouldn't leave home without 'em.



Posted By: Bulitt

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 02/16/15 04:25 PM

Originally Posted By: TexasMule
+1 on dirtrider's recommendation....

Had them on my '06, and have them on my '08. Wouldn't leave home without 'em.





How do these mount? The ESA box and the brake fluid reservoir take up all the handlebar and there is no visible way to attach them that I can see. Those mirrors are exactly what I want but ......how do I mount them?
Posted By: Bulitt

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 02/16/15 04:28 PM

Ok, never mind......I figured it out.....mounting holes right there.....DUH!


Originally Posted By: Bulitt
Originally Posted By: TexasMule
+1 on dirtrider's recommendation....

Had them on my '06, and have them on my '08. Wouldn't leave home without 'em.





How do these mount? The ESA box and the brake fluid reservoir take up all the handlebar and there is no visible way to attach them that I can see. Those mirrors are exactly what I want but ......how do I mount them?
Posted By: dirtrider

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 02/16/15 04:34 PM

Morning Bulitt

Your 2005 1200RT has a factory mirror mount hole in each side hand grip switch housing. (look closely & you will see the hole in the switch gear on each side)

Posted By: Bulitt

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 02/16/15 05:16 PM

Originally Posted By: dirtrider
Morning Bulitt

Your 2005 1200RT has a factory mirror mount hole in each side hand grip switch housing. (look closely & you will see the hole in the switch gear on each side)



Thanks Dirt Rider! I had already found it after My last post.....nobody ever accused me of being the brightest bulb on the porch .....
Posted By: Living the Dream

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 02/18/15 04:32 PM

Yep, I have the RS mirrors on my 06 RT. Bought them in the classifieds here a few years ago for around $90. A great add-on.
Posted By: Dann

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 02/20/15 11:38 PM

Originally Posted By: dirtrider
Morning Bulitt

My personal favorite is the BMW OEM K1200RS mirrors. Their look just fits with the overall sporting look of the 1200RT hexhead.

Not cheap & you will need the special nuts but they fit great & look factory (will drop right into the factory holes on the 1200RT hexhead bars)





+1

Love them on my 07
Posted By: Bulitt

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 02/21/15 01:50 PM

I ordered a set from A&S. They shipped yesterday.

Thanks everybody!
Posted By: RaymondO

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 02/22/15 12:16 AM

I believe I have a set of these I will let go cheap if you have not found any. Let me know and I'll check.
Ray in Va
Posted By: Bulitt

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 02/23/15 02:48 AM

Originally Posted By: RaymondO
I believe I have a set of these I will let go cheap if you have not found any. Let me know and I'll check.
Ray in Va


PM sent
Posted By: TomSSRT

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 02/23/15 06:32 AM

The K bike mirrors fit an 06 R1200RT perfectly. If the truth be known, I think the handle bar controllers are interchangeable with the K and R bikes. It was all too smooth on the install. That was 5 years ago. I, too, had a problem with the rear view, especially when riding two up. Let's don't go there when the pillion is on board. However, I've found the K bike mirrors are not far out of sight line as when they drop down to the cowling mirrors. I paid full price. It was worth it.
Posted By: RoyTemple

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 03/01/15 10:41 PM

Here is my solution to this problem. Napoleon Bar En Mirrors

Don't know if you can still get them but they work very well for me. thumbsup
Posted By: Bulitt

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 03/02/15 12:19 AM

Problem solved. Installed Raymond's k12rs mirrors and they are perfect!

Thanks Everybody!
Posted By: RTinNC

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 03/02/15 03:41 AM

Originally Posted By: RoyTemple
Here is my solution to this problem. Napoleon Bar En Mirrors

Don't know if you can still get them but they work very well for me. thumbsup


Roy ... .I am still running the Napoleon Mirrors just as you suggested. They work well with the V-Stream shield!!

Posted By: Sonor

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 03/02/15 12:34 PM

+1 - I installed these and really like them.

Originally Posted By: Dann
Originally Posted By: dirtrider
Morning Bulitt

My personal favorite is the BMW OEM K1200RS mirrors. Their look just fits with the overall sporting look of the 1200RT hexhead.

Not cheap & you will need the special nuts but they fit great & look factory (will drop right into the factory holes on the 1200RT hexhead bars)





+1

Love them on my 07
Posted By: BigTup

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 03/03/15 03:04 AM

Mr. RTinNC, please tell about the V-Stream windshield. Don't mean to hijack the thread, but I'm looking for another shield. I bought a Cee Bailey and returned it. How is the wind handling, do you get wind pushing your back, and how tall are you?
Posted By: ChrisM

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 03/18/15 06:11 PM

The GS mirrors also fit in the auxiliary R12RT holes (at least my 07). The special nuts are surprisingly expensive, but don't come near the cost of the mirrors. They are big and round, on long stalks, and provide the rear vision that the RT mirrors do not.
Posted By: icampbel1

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 05/05/15 03:05 AM

I put a pair of these K1200RS mirrors on my '04 K1200GT and loved them. They are now on '08 R1200RT. The best!!!!!
Posted By: xbubblehead

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 05/31/15 12:49 AM

I have the Multivex convex mirrors on my RT - love em but I don't see the website anymore.
Posted By: Fleetwood

Re: Auxiliary mirrors on 2005 R12RT......? - 06/16/15 06:15 AM

After the first short trip, I too went the way of the K mirrors, huge improvement.
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