Upon the purchase of my Yamaha TW200 back in July of 2017 and soon my buddies purchased theirs as well, we immediately started looking at all the aftermarket available for our new-to-us mini dual-sport motorcycles! We noticed a lot of aftermarket changes on the bikes that we saw online via all the social channels. But we particularly noticed everyone’s mirrors seemed to remain stock!
Why is this such a thing? Vouge, simplicity, practical… why does everyone continue to run the stock mirrors on their Yamaha TW200’s? (YES, PLEASE COMMENT DOWN BELOW!)
Whatever the reason, we carried on with it “being a thing!” In order to do so, don’t over-tighten them so tight that the first limb or bush they encounter, it breaks the mirror off! You will find it takes a little effort with the way the mirror locking nut works, but once you sort it out, it is very easy to use the mirrors with an occasional need to pivot the mirror arm back in place, but at least you did not break it off! My mirrors are a bit battered!
Like limb-risers on an overland rig, my mirrors catch a lot of limbs, brush, shrubs and such! And somehow they’ve remained intact and functional! They’ve grown on me! They are apart of the TW200 look! And while other dualsporters may look at us and think, “Hey look, a stock – noob!” Then, better for them to think of us as such! Will we progress forward into aftermarket mirrors or will we remain traditionalist with the factory stockers?
After 32-years of the Yamaha TW200 in production and the stock mirrors are the dominate mirror, maybe the trend will continue on. Grant it, just out of sheer numbers, practicality and the fact they are relatively cheap, the stock mirrors have remained dominate. Yes, there are cheaper choices, but they are cheaper in quality. Yes, there are more expensive choices, mostly offering “fold-down-ability!” Below we highlight only the supposed higher-end options. I am not a big fan or supporter of low-end options. BUT, if your in a pinch and need a quick replacement, I understand a quick stop at PepBoys, AutoZone, O’Reilly’s or even your local moto shop for a cheap-quick replacement to get you home from a rowdy dirt session.
All this means nothing if your TW200 doesn’t have a license plate and you get to ride in the woods all day! But out here in California, especially southern California, we are on the streets quite a bit on the TW200’s either commuting to work or tarmacking it to the trails, in true dualsport fashion, we can not ROLL DIRTY! 5-OH will have you reciting Public Enemy’s Bring The Noise lyrics!
Stock Yamaha TW200 Mirrors
13 – Back Mirror Assy (L.H) 5Y1-26290-10-00
14 – Back Mirror Assy (R.H) 3Y1-26290-00-00
Note: Yamaha uses a 10mmx1.25mm thread for mounting the factory mirrors.
But, if the stock Yamaha TW200 mirrors fall out of fashion, what will replace them?
On the XR400 & ATK 605DS, I used a more enduro-spec ACERBIS folding mirror.
DOUBLE TAKE MIRROR
But what seems to be the “cat meow” these days in the adventure, enduro, trail bike sectors are the options from Double Take Mirror: https://www.doubletakemirror.com/#field-of-view
KTM FOLDING MIRROR
Because KTM has been so prolific within the dualsport motorcycle scene, these have an assortment of sizes and lengths as shown on Moto Science’s page: https://moto-science.com/products/ktm-oem-folding-mirror-280mm-with-bar-mount-5587b-pair They are also on Amazon, so take a look there for each fitment.
Another biggie in the adventure scene is Touratech and they too have folding mirrors that may work, but I did not sort the mounting details, so please read their details carefully: https://touratech-usa.com/Store/Touratech-Adjustable-Folding-Mirror
But here I am rocking stock and expressing an opinion!
What are you running for mirrors on your TW200?
Stock or What?
Tell us what mirrors you have on your TW200, stock or aftermarket and what aftermarket mirrors do you have? Links too if you don’t mind!