Longer Mirror Stems?
Hey all! A little help, please?
tl:dr - I purchased some new OEM mirrors for my 2001 V-Start 650 Classic and, the stems are shorter than what was there when I purchased it last year. They're about 1.5" shorter and, I really liked the longer stems. Is there a source for OEM looking stems of different lengths?
Long version - I've got two rides, the '01 650 and a '14 Stratoliner S. From the time I got it this spring, I didn't like the placement of the Stratoliner's mirrors. It had shorter stems and, I can't see much in my lane right behind me as well as I can on the 650 - my arms are in the way. The mirrors on the 650 had been showing signs of rough treatment since I got it (someone wrenched on it with toothed jaw pliers and there was rust on the nuts and, the shafts are surface-rusting). The final straw came a couple of weeks ago while washing it - a nearly dime sized flake of chrome came off the back of the mirror. Time to bite the bullet and refresh those puppies. My plan was, once I received them, was to see if they'd fit the Stratoliner too and, if so, get another set so I'd have the longer stems on the Strat.
When I got the parts yesterday, lo and behold, the stems are the same length as what's on the Stratoliner - short. So, either Yamaha has shortened them with updated part numbers:
4NK-26280-00-00 updated to 4NK-26280-10-00 (Left)
5BN-26290-00-00 updated to 5BN-26290-20-00 (Right)
Or, I didn't have OEM mirrors in the first place.
I'd like to have longer stems (on both bikes!) but otherwise keep the OEM look. My Google-fu has totally failed me here. Does anyone know where I can get longer stems or, OEM looking good quality mirrors with longer stems?
Merry Christmas, everyone!
2001 V-Star 650 Classic - purchased in 2017 w/ 10.5K miles
2014 Stratoliner S - purchased in 2018 w/ 0 miles (Original Owner!)
Last edited by JimCanaday; 12-22-2018 at 08:56 AM.
Reason: Edited to correct a spelling error and correct a part number.