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Old 10-22-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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pig spotter mirrors... yes, i know

some back ground info. my bike came with some universal mirrors that had integrated turn signals. they were . at bout 80 because of the design of the mirror and mounting position they would fold in at about 80. my bikes front end stuff (fairings, gaugesetc..) moves/shakes like . (no side plastic/ cracked main fairing mount). they folded/vibrated too much, but they were mirrors and i could make out whats behind me.

well a little later i ate and one of them broke so i just took both off and have been riding mirror less for some time now.

what gets to me is when i look back to switch i look boue 2-3 times to make sure (yes, i know you should look back anyways, which i do). when i look back its slightly longer than usual to get my surroundings. when i do this i always fear that there is something in front of me bound to happen. also during group rides i am very weary of changing lanes and getting in their line if/when they are haulin.

now i bought some aftermarket replacement mirrors for 30 a piece but they didnt fit because the studs on them were too shourt to go through the fairing and fairing mount. so i never returned them because i lost reciept and orginal box.

now pig spotters... yes, i have read about them. researched over many forums and saw pretty much a split crowd. some like, some hate basically 50/50

reduced rear vision, more side/blindspot vision, etc.. etc.. universal required drilling etc... yea yea.

so i present the question is this recommended for me broken down into this
no rear mirrors, no front TS. VS. PS get side vision and front TS. VS break down buy another set of mirrors and seperate TS...
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:59 PM   #2
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:26 PM   #3
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LOL...I love the name.."Pig Spotters"......


Get bar end mirrors.
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Reading that kinda gave me a headache. Dude, i say sell the ones you have that dont fit and buy some that do fit. Dont wait till you have an accident to regret it.
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:18 PM   #6
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Reading that kinda gave me a headache. Dude, i say sell the ones you have that dont fit and buy some that do fit. Dont wait till you have an accident to regret it.
yea, i was at work and boss was hagglin me for the computer, didnt get time for cliff notes. then the net cut out on me til just now...

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for the one that wanted link: http://www.hardracing.com/PigSpotter.htm

racer x just gave me an idea. maybe i can make adapter plates. but it shakes and vibrates too much to where its almost use less.

bar end mirors... i dont think look right on sport bike and i've heard negatives about it. bar ends are just bout the same thing as the pig spotters just mounted on front end fairing.
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so more detail as to my options.
1. no mirrors/no front signals: ride like a strait up OG gangster...
2. PS mirrors: more side and partial rear vision with TS
3. fab something to make the mirrors i have now fit. but even if that works, it shakes wayy to much to make much use of them. then have to find TS somewhere
4....

personally i like 2 a bit better but i'm open to suggestions
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personally, i cant stant those things. They are ugly. I would get some bar ends if OEM ones bother you.
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+1 for barends. i wouldnt want to switch back to my large stock mirrors after having bar ends. just dont get the brand they sell at cycle gear. motrax or something. i did and they are poorly made. spend a few extra and get crg.
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personally, i cant stant those things. They are ugly. I would get some bar ends if OEM ones bother you.
the oem ones dont "bother" (well i never had them on anyway just universal aftermarkets) me its just that it shakes too much to make a practical use out of them

well ive gotten a few for bar ends... let me look into them more, see if can find one that sparks my interest
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questions for those with bar ends. how do they hold up? do they shift with vibrations? how well does it hold with speed? durable? etc... lmk thanks
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mine have held up pretty well. i have had them for over a year and love them. i have even wrecked with them at a high speed and the mirror that hit the ground was mostly unharmed. i needed to tighten the clamp more and that was all.
but yeah, get the crg ones. they are a much nicer quality than my motrex/motrax/whatever.
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I had a set of bar end mirrors.

to be completely honest I didn't like them for a few reasons

1. takes some getting used to to look "down" at the mirrors.
2. nice blind spots. you can either set them so they see whats in your blind spot area, or directly behind you. but not enough viewing angle to see both.

..i may use them in conjunction with getting stock mirrors back on. this way one view shows behind me, and the other mirriors whats beside me.
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If your front end is shaking so badly that you wouldn't even be able to see much with stock mirrors, why not fix THAT problem?


IMO, pigspotters look dumb. Think I've seen 2 bikes where I didn't mind them.
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If it's shaking that much, you won't see anything out of the pigspotters anyhow. Fix the basic problem then get a set of mirrors that work.

I think the stay on the TL's is steel anyhow, probably can weld it back together.
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I didn't use to like the bar ends, especially the tiny CRG style.. but after getting a decent set of billet ones and riding the ZX12 some they work fine.
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ok, so im trying to fix the shakes. going to redo the main fairing braket. also the mirror bracket is made from steel. it has rubber around where it bolts up. im going to remove the rubber and see if that helps. i also found oberon bar end mirrors and turn signals

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these are starting to grow on me. lmk what yall think
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those look pretty cool.
does the light shine rearward too? if so, you might want to cover it up because i would imagine it could hinder your view at nigh when you check your mirror.

texlurch, whats wrong with the crg mirrors? i heard those were the best bar ends
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texlurch, whats wrong with the crg mirrors? i heard those were the best bar ends
I haven't been impressed with the ones that clamp around the bar ends, and most have plastic lenses as opposed to real glass, and are smaller (what are yours, 1.5 or 2 inch?)

The Oberlin are almost identical to what I have, unless they clamp around the bar end?
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