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post #1 of 23 Old 03-28-2011, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Question Question about mirrors

Hello everyone. New member. I just took delivery of a brand new '09 KLR, and I'm absolutely loving it, considering the temps have been in the 40's lately. The question I have is about the mirrors. One appears to be higher and set out farther. Which side is this one supposed to be on, I have a feeling they were incorrectly installed. I am assuming they can be switched around?
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post #2 of 23 Old 03-28-2011, 08:32 PM
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I have a 2011 and mine had the illusion to be set lower than the other also. I would suspect that the lower mirror is screwed in more thus making it lower. Simply pull up the rubber casing, loosin the nut(proper wrench included in your tool kit), turn the whole mirror assemply out where you want it, once high enough re-tighten nut closest to handlebar bottom and walla, you should be golden.


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post #3 of 23 Old 03-28-2011, 09:01 PM
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I know my bike was originally set up incorrectly, with the right mirror and starter button switch gear put on incorrectly.. They should have been swapped, moving the mirror and clutch lever outward so they allign with the end of the bars the same as the left side..
Is there a chance yours is also done this way?
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post #4 of 23 Old 03-29-2011, 02:43 AM
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My mirrors were a bit off on delivery as well, but I just adjusted them to where I wanted them. I am looking to change out the stock mirrors for something sleeker or foldable for riding through brush. Any idea's for replacment mirrors?
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post #5 of 23 Old 03-29-2011, 04:38 AM
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As far as I know, there is no left or right mirror.
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post #6 of 23 Old 03-29-2011, 06:36 AM
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As far as I know, there is no left or right mirror.
Same part numbers, I think, at http://www.kawasaki.com , owner info, view part diagrams.

Whatever happened to the guy looking for the left-hand 10 mm nut for his right-hand mirror? Or was that on another forum?

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Same part numbers, I think, at http://www.kawasaki.com , owner info, view part diagrams.

Whatever happened to the guy looking for the left-hand 10 mm nut for his right-hand mirror? Or was that on another forum?

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Suzuki used to do that.. Maybe a DRZ forum or something??
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post #8 of 23 Old 03-29-2011, 07:24 AM
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Suzuki used to do that.. Maybe a DRZ forum or something??
No, no, no! 'Twas a KLR forum; guy made a big thing of ordering a special 10 mm left-hand-threaded nut from a fastener store for his late-model KLR mirror.

May research the link.

A-ha!

http://klrworld.com/forums/index.php...irror+nut.html
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post #9 of 23 Old 03-29-2011, 08:37 AM
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Sounds like he's going to spend some cash to get something that can't even be used as a fishing anchor..
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The real question is, Does it matter? As long as you can see what's behind you who cares?

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