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Old July 23rd, 2014   #1
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After a gravitational miscue, I had to replace both mirrors. I found a pair of Chinese manufactured mirrors for the ST for $198.00 incl shipping. Fit them both in less than 30 minutes. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Red-R...708809074.html
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Old July 23rd, 2014   #2
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Do I understand this correctly.
These are covers and the mirror assembly?
Quality?
Paint color match?
Does it look as if the paint will stay? Even the Japanese had some problems getting paint to stick to plastic and particularly plastic that flexes.
Once installed how is the fit, the gap between the cover and the fairing, equal along the line?
Are the three tabs that pop into the spring clips robust enough to withstand the garage bump inflicted by particularly short, highly excited, young persons who do not quite grasp the concept this is where grandpa scatters his toys it is not the playground?


Up close and personal photos of the covers installed would be appreciated by those suffering from gravitational miscues or the garage incident.


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They include the mirror and shell, left and right.
Quality is "b" level, but more than acceptable.
I can tell a difference in the paint color, but my wife couldn't.
Time will tell on the paint longevity.
Fit was perfect.
The tabs are just like OEM... Very happy with the product.
BTW... I got the mirrors in less than 3 weeks after ordering.
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A difference in red covers could be accounted for by a slight fade of the fairing.
Silver could be the way to go for those with other than colors.
I would expect a Color Rite review from them.

Good find.
Thanks for the address.

Now the question shifts.
How long does one screw around with the removal and reinstall of the mirror deflectors before deciding to dock the allowance and order new ones, assuming dock the allowance would even be allowed

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New mirror deflectors look so much nicer that the faded old ones. I struggled with the question going from the 2006 to 2012, glad I opted for new.

Still confused as to how to drop an ST1300 to wreck BOTH mirrors, but perhaps I lack imagination.
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Two mirror tip over scenario, ver 1.0.
Picture yourself at the fuel pump with the staring down at the ST lying on it's right side crying fuel in a ever expanding puddle.
You have seen the video, witnessed Skert do it in person.
No problem!
Just about the time you get it up to full stand up straight position it dawns on you THE SIDE STAND DUMMY.
No problem how hard can it be to just switch positions from back to the bike to the other side and facing the offending sidestand?
It can be difficult and expensive.
You are now back to where you began but getting a view of the ST laying on it's left side crying fuel even harder on what is now a toxic waste site where the guys in their moon suites will get the chuckle of the day at your never ending expense.
Cue Rod Serling - Some days it's better to just take the car.
Two mirror covers later you are out of the zone, The Twilight Zone for you younger viewers.


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FOTFLMAO!
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