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Old 01-20-2010, 08:06 AM   #1
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Bar end mirrors

Thinking about getting some. Thoughts? Brands?

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Old 01-20-2010, 08:18 AM   #2
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My thoughts...

Negative -
1) It makes the handle bars length longer... so with that, you need to be more careful between cars and cant split lanes
2) Personally I think they are ugly - even on the Ducati

Pros
1) You can see behind you better, especially around our blind spots.

Thats all I have. Everyone else can add to the list!!
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:05 AM   #3
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Love em! Looks great to me, cleans up forward view and reduces air turbulence.
Lane-splittings not a factor for me.

CRG - good investment.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:23 AM   #4
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i have them and like em but the only thing i dont like is u have to look down to see them. that means u have to take your eyes off the road ahead of u. other than that i like
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:30 AM   #5
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Yep - have to admit with all the cold weather gear on it was more of a pain to see them easily.
If I took a long trip in the cold, I would probably put the reg ones back on.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:41 AM   #6
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i used them on my SV, it worked great with SM handlebars. like the look and as far as seeing what's behind you it was much better than stock mirrors or what i've got on my 636. believe or not i was using cateye round mirrors got them for 5 american dollars. never gave me problems!


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i used them on my SV, it worked great with SM handlebars. like the look and as far as seeing what's behind you it was much better than stock mirrors or what i've got on my 636. believe or not i was using cateye round mirrors got them for 5 american dollars. never gave me problems!


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Old 01-20-2010, 11:39 AM   #8
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how about some bug eye mirrors instead
http://www.bugeyes.com/
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ended up getting some billet barends, turned out nice I like them.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:33 AM   #10
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Looks pretty good! My fav blue!

Just for other peeps interest of opinions:
I had CRG and your cheap Trackside brand from cyclegear on mine. Quality on my CRG was excellent, but Trackside got the job done.
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Got Oberons on my Speedy, they come in 2 different sizes, variable adjustment, either convex or flat mirror, and can be mounted on top the barends or straight out the side of the barend.
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Looks pretty good! My fav blue!

Just for other peeps interest of opinions:
I had CRG and your cheap Trackside brand from cyclegear on mine. Quality on my CRG was excellent, but Trackside got the job done.
ditto they're the same ones from CG, very little vibration.
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I don't care for the clamp on style; seen too many people have issues keeping them set. The Oberons or similar are quality, and lock down solid. That's what I put on Pigpens bike and they stay where you put them.
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after i tightened these down with the hex screws holding it all in theres been no problems with them getting loose. definately not because im sissy-footing around either.
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My thoughts...

Negative -
1) It makes the handle bars length longer... so with that, you need to be more careful between cars and cant split lanes
2) Personally I think they are ugly - even on the Ducati

Pros
1) You can see behind you better, especially around our blind spots.

Thats all I have. Everyone else can add to the list!!
I'm 100% opposite. Your negatives and pro should be in complete reverse
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My brother just bought some. He is the one to ask
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they are alright don't really like looking down to see behind me but you get a nice view of what all is behind you blind spot is alot smaller.
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I'm ressurecting this thread, After getting my CRG round bar ends, I will absolutly positivly never ever go back. Bar end mirrors are bad , and after the first ride you will be use to them.
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