mirror stem lengh

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by west yorks uk, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. west yorks uk

    west yorks uk Member

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    iv been considering getting some new mirrors & the ones i want come in either a short stem or long stem lengh however i cant find information on the actual measurements of either of the two so im not sure which one to purchase.

    the short one has product no: 91863-90t
    the long one has product no: 91862-93t

    can anyone tell me the lengh of the stem on these two mirrors or an approx difference between them.

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Don't know if you have the toll free from the UK but if you call Adventure HD they will tell you the difference.

    [FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica]Toll Free: 1-800-828-2875[/FONT]
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Sportsters tend to use long stem mirrors
    short stem mirrors are used on bikes with higher bars

    Brian
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    took a tape mesure out to the shed tonight
    straight part of the mirror stem
    short 3 1/2"
    long 7"

    Brian
     
  5. west yorks uk

    west yorks uk Member

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    thank you very much for going beyond the call of duty, iv gone with the short ones, will they be the same size as whats currently on my 883r?
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I havent taken much notice of the mirrors on the modern bikes mine are all early 90s
    and the long stem is on the sportster and as the 883r is of the sportster family id suspect the long stem would be right for it but if you mesure your current mirrors then youll know for sure

    Brian
     
  7. west yorks uk

    west yorks uk Member

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    yeah 3 1/2 inch (straight part) is exactly the same size as the stock ones that are currently there.

    thanks again.
     
  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    The key of course is that you can aim the rear vues so you don't just see your jacket sleeves when seated. Also aim your stock mirrors first and see if the pivot and angle are the widest as possible to minimze the blind spot. I even go so far as to put round or matching shape stick on concave mirrors on the inside corner to minimize the "blind spot" (always do a head check anyway on on the lane along side just in case. :D
     
  9. Terry Jackson

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    I have a 96 sporster with short stems, and an 02 sportster with long stems. For me, there really isn't much functional difference. But IMHO, the short stems look better.