Why do you need the dampers?
I don't really. It's the adapter bolt is what I need. The difference between the mounting hole on the KLR bars and the Honda mirror stem itself is the issue. The Honda mirror stem threads are smaller than the mounting hole on the KLR.Why do you need the dampers?
Have to agree with you on this as well.Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
I can certainly believe both of your observations. We all know how companies farm out hardware to multiple subcontractors over time. I'm certain the mirrors on my 2015 are not the same as earlier KLRs. I just didn't think it would be this difficult to obtain a mounting bolt for this swap out. I still want to find a good mounting bolt to make this swap. Once I do I will be purchasing the Honda mirrors that are on my TA for the KLR.The earlier Gen 2 models used a longer Black stemmed mirror than the Later Gen 2's with the shorter Chrome stem like KBears.
The 2012 & up Versys 650 mirrors work well/look well on the KLR's. But they're not cheap.