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  • Offline RedMerle   gb

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    Explorer mirrors on a Trophy
    on: Jul 15, 2021, 10.35 am
    Jul 15, 2021, 10.35 am
    The Gen 1 Explorer mirrors are high quality items and the fit straight on to the Trophy.

    Unfortunately, they are next to impossible to find now and were £199 each when they were generally available!  :005:

    However, move quickly if you want these (these may be the last set):

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184850082632

    Iíve just bought two pairs and you may get them for usefully less if you phone Bruno at Dave Death Motorcycles direct 👍
    Last Edit: Jul 15, 2021, 10.37 am by RedMerle
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    Iím not fussy, as long as itís built in Hinckley or Solihull and tours, or goes off road, Iím happy!

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    Re: Explorer mirrors on a Trophy
    Reply #1 on: Jul 15, 2021, 10.40 am
    Jul 15, 2021, 10.40 am


    13 Tiger 1200 Red, White & Gold  - 2013 to date
    Ď14 Trophy 1200 SE Ruby Red - 2021 to date
    Ď15 Trophy 1200 SE Silver - 2021 to date
    Iím not fussy, as long as itís built in Hinckley or Solihull and tours, or goes off road, Iím happy!

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    Re: Explorer mirrors on a Trophy
    Reply #2 on: Jul 16, 2021, 08.32 pm
    Jul 16, 2021, 08.32 pm
    I've just ordered a pair. I'll know who to blame if I'm not happy with them  :151:
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    Re: Explorer mirrors on a Trophy
    Reply #3 on: Jul 16, 2021, 09.03 pm
    Jul 16, 2021, 09.03 pm
    It all depends on how well the OEM mirrors work for you (mine gave me an excellent view of the leading edge of my knuckles - and very little else 🙄) and how important knowing whatís behind you is when you change lanes on a dual carriageway 👍

    I change the angle of the OEM mirrors to make much more useful blind spot mirrors and use the Tiger mirrors as the main ones.
    Last Edit: Jul 16, 2021, 09.06 pm by RedMerle
    13 Tiger 1200 Red, White & Gold  - 2013 to date
    Ď14 Trophy 1200 SE Ruby Red - 2021 to date
    Ď15 Trophy 1200 SE Silver - 2021 to date
    Iím not fussy, as long as itís built in Hinckley or Solihull and tours, or goes off road, Iím happy!

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    Re: Explorer mirrors on a Trophy
    Reply #4 on: Jul 16, 2021, 09.14 pm
    Jul 16, 2021, 09.14 pm
    I assure you that I have not seen anything as reliable as what I have installed to warn of a blind spot when changing left or right lanes.

    It is phenomenal and it has never failed me, I did the installation in such a way, so that by day and in full sun it can be seen 100 * 100 and at night obviously, through the cell that I carry for the lights of the handlebar buttons , dims your blind spot lighting when changing lanes.

    I think that when I put it here in the forum, you saw it and in case you didn't see it, I put the link.

    https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,9832.0.html
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    Re: Explorer mirrors on a Trophy
    Reply #5 on: Jul 17, 2021, 10.29 am
    Jul 17, 2021, 10.29 am
    The original owner of my Trophy put a set of Aprilla Manta mirrors on my bike when it was fairly new. He sold the bike to me, a few years later, with the mirrors on.
    Those mirrors are still on it.(I love them!)
    A good man once told me, "Don't sell your bike. It's your soul."....

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    Re: Explorer mirrors on a Trophy
    Reply #6 on: Jul 17, 2021, 10.41 am
    Jul 17, 2021, 10.41 am
    *Originally Posted by RedMerle [+]
    It all depends on how well the OEM mirrors work for you (mine gave me an excellent view of the leading edge of my knuckles - and very little else 🙄)


    Mine work pretty well.  However, the last time I tried handlebar mirrors, they obstructed my view in the OEM mirrors.  This time I hope they just provide extra vision, even if I have to get mirror extensions.  I have also tried supplementary 'blind spot' mirrors.  They really didn't work because you had to visually concentrate to focus in on them, at the expense of losing the 'bigger picture' as it were from the standard size mirrors.
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    Re: Explorer mirrors on a Trophy
    Reply #7 on: Jul 17, 2021, 04.19 pm
    Jul 17, 2021, 04.19 pm
    The stalks do cross the view of the standard mirrors, but I find that the view through the Tiger ones is so much better, that itís a price thatís well worth paying  :028:
    13 Tiger 1200 Red, White & Gold  - 2013 to date
    Ď14 Trophy 1200 SE Ruby Red - 2021 to date
    Ď15 Trophy 1200 SE Silver - 2021 to date
    Iím not fussy, as long as itís built in Hinckley or Solihull and tours, or goes off road, Iím happy!

     



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