Stanley R Gray

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Louisburg, Mo
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09 Rocket III Touring
I have recently bought an 09 Rocket 3. I love the bike except for 1 small detail. I dislike the offset mirrors. I have no idea why any bike designer would think it is a good idea to place the mirrors in such a goofy way. The placement does not interfere with visibility, but I guess it's just an OCD thing. I like bike parts to be symmetrical. I am wondering if anyone knows of any kind of relocation kit or tricks to remedy the problem. Any advice would be appreciated. And BTW; I like the looks of the roadsters, but the 2 pipes on one side and 1 on the other would drive me nuts.
 

Navigator

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I'm not sure what you mean by mirror relocation or what you fine objectionable. To where do you want them relocated? On my 07 Classic I purchased the Joker Machine 10mm bushings in order to avail myself of a range of after market mirrors. A friend gave me a set of Harley flamed oval mirrors that I installed. Is this what you are looking to do?
 

Stanley R Gray

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I'm not sure what you mean by mirror relocation or what you fine objectionable. To where do you want them relocated? On my 07 Classic I purchased the Joker Machine 10mm bushings in order to avail myself of a range of after market mirrors. A friend gave me a set of Harley flamed oval mirrors that I installed. Is this what you are looking to do?
The mirror on one side is located further forward and further out than the other one. I dont care which, but I would like for them to be in the same relative spot on each side. I can't believe I am the only one who is bothered by the design.
 

1olbull

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WOW!
I just had to go out to the shop and check. :eek: :D
Have had my R3R for 5.5 years and 55K miles & I've even installed Rivco mirrors.
I have never noticed, but there is indeed about a 1.5 inch difference in left & right mirror locations. They are affixed to the bar controls & the front brake rezzy is likely the culprit? :confused:
A micrometer eye you be there, NEWBY! :thumbsup:
 
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Stanley R Gray

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Louisburg, Mo
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09 Rocket III Touring
WOW!
I just had to go out to the shop and check. :eek: :D
Have had my R3R for 5.5 years and 55K miles & I've even installed Rivco mirrors.
I have never noticed, but there is indeed about a 1.5 inch difference in left & right mirror locations. They are affixed to the bar controls & the front brake rezzy is likely the culprit? :confused:
A micrometer eye you be there, NEWBY! :thumbsup:
It's the curse I live with. Lol. I hope I didn't cause a problem for you by pointing out the (flaw). I searched for a fix in the forums and couldn't believe others were not talking about it.
 

Pete

Life's a Beach
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Dec 4, 2013
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Brisbane Qld
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2011 Roadster
WOW!
I just had to go out to the shop and check. :eek: :D
Have had my R3R for 5.5 years and 55K miles & I've even installed Rivco mirrors.
I have never noticed, but there is indeed about a 1.5 inch difference in left & right mirror locations. They are affixed to the bar controls & the front brake rezzy is likely the culprit? :confused:
A micrometer eye you be there, NEWBY! :thumbsup:

If your roadster is the same as mine it will have 1/2” difference between each foot peg height to road surface. I got suspicious when I was trying set the bike up as vertical by equalising the dimension.
 
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