Mirror upgrade for 1998 using 20/21

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  1. katherine.bright.56

    katherine.bright.56 New Member

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    I want to upgrade the mirrors on my 1998 for the 2000/2001 ones to get rid of the rubber covers. I've seen somewhere that it has been done before with a slight modification of the bracket - 1998 has 5cm between bolts 2000/2001 4cm gap. Can anyone help with details/photos please?
    I'm sure I can rig something but want it to look good too! Thank you in advance! Should mention I'm in the UK

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    Hi I have a 1999 VFR 800 and the 2000 mirrors (without the rubber covers) fit straight on
     
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    My 1999 has 2000/01 style mirrors installed. No modifications were done. EMGO makes a decently priced copy of the 2000/2001 mirrors. You can find them on Amazon and eBay.
     
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    It's been loooonnnggg ago, but I purchased OEM 2000 mirrors, and they bolt right on, no mods required.
     
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    I've been using EMGO's '00-'01 mirrors on my '99 for three years and are still perfect.

    EMGO OEM Replacement Mirror for 00-01 Honda VFR800FI Left Side Black (20-37342)
    EMGO OEM Replacement Mirror for 00-01 Honda VFR800FI Right Side Black (20-37341)

    As others said, no modifications required.



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    Thanks everyone, returning the ones I bought and reordering emgo ones. Ebay listing says US fitment, anyone know if there is a difference? I definitely need a 50mm gap between bolt holes (centre to centre)....

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    They also bolt right on to 1990 - 1997 VFRs.
     
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    50mm center to center on my '99 with Emgo mirrors, you're good.
     

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    Just a little add-on to this. The EMGO mirrors don't come with any mounting hardware. The 00-01 mirrors use different bolts and isolator base than the 98-99 "condom" mirrors do. So in addition to the parts tirso listed for the mirrors, you'll also want to order the 00-01 mounting hardware. These are HONDA part numbers:

    Mirror base, rubber - 88113-MBG-D00 - quantity 2
    Bolt, socket (6X16) - 96600-06016-07 - quantity 4
     
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    Thats right. Forgot to mention the rubber base and bolts.
    Though, I did not use the Honda bolts. From my local hadware store, I purchased button cap 6x20 bolts then painted them black.
     

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    Here's everything for the swap:
    mirrorkit.jpg
     
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