Main Motorcycle: 1999 Sprint ST
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: So Cal
Other Motorcycle: 1985 Honda Nighthawk 700S
Extra Motorcycle: 88 Ninja 750R cafe racer
VFR750 mirror swap
I have a 99 Sprint ST. I read about VFR800 mirrors swapping on to a Sprint. Everyone knows about the droopy Triumph factory mirrors with the fugly condom wrapped around the mirror shaft. I happen to have a 97 VFR750 laying around and wondered if those mirrors would fit. After reading the VFR800 swap thread, I noticed that the 750 mirrors appeared very similar to the 800 mirrors. The mirrors I had looked to be in decent shape except with a bit of scuffing underneath the housing.
I saw that the bolt spacing was about 2mm wider for the Triumph mirrors, than the 750 mirrors. A bit of dremeling later, and I had the bolt holes match the Triumph bolt pattern for the 750 mirrors. I used the 750 rubber pad and got both mirrors to securely fasten to the Triumph. The mirror part is about the same size on both mirrors, but the stalk is sleeker on the 750 mirror. The 750 mirrors do not move at all. Also, the 750 mirrors do not extend out as far, by about 2 inches on each side, effectively narrowing the bike by 4 inches total.
These are the mirrors that Triumph should have used on the bike. Im very pleased with the result. Id post pics but I dont know how to post them since the Photobucket fiasco, and they look just like the VFR800 mirrors.