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Aftermarket mirrors

Post by JackRabbitSlim » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:08 pm

Looking for some good mirrors in black. Not looking for the end bars mirrors .. Just something cool to replace stock. Any suggestions

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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by 1290 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:05 am

Mate, the best looking are the Diavel mirrors you can get them on ebay cheap. Problem is they are 8mm where you need 10mm. You got to make up some sort of adaptor. I had them on my Tuono and they looked great. I am going to get Benelli r160 copies on ebay you put the left on the right and the right on the left so they sit low. They look ok also and cheap.

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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by chef_paulie » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:48 am

I don't understand how is possible to put after market mirrors on this bike. Stock mounts are different Heights.. So annoyed! Please help guys!

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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by HDKAWKTM » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:37 am

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JackRabbit,
Imho a good bar end mirror is the way to go since you never have to get mirrors to allow a good view and give a clean look at the same time. CRG makes a very versatile mirror in the Hindsight lane splitter. I had a buddy who has a machine shop cut a groove in my stock bar end weights for mounting and these are vibration proof and give a great view while giving a ultra clean look. Picked up some plug caps from local auto shop to fill in the threaded stock mirror location holes.
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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by chef_paulie » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:45 am

I can't do bar end mirrors, won't get through the same gaps in traffic!
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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by HDKAWKTM » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:43 pm

These fold in its why they are called Lane Splitters
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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by Freude am Fahren » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:39 pm

I have those CRG lane-splitters. They're actually better for splitting in my opinion. You fold them in and all you have to worry about is the bars, which is where your hands are, making it very easy. Better than having to worry about your bar ends, and the mirrors above them. Especially helpful getting under big truck mirrors.

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Re: RE: Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by chef_paulie » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:14 pm

Freude am Fahren wrote:I have those CRG lane-splitters. They're actually better for splitting in my opinion. You fold them in and all you have to worry about is the bars, which is where your hands are, making it very easy. Better than having to worry about your bar ends, and the mirrors above them. Especially helpful getting under big truck mirrors.
Can you show me a photo??

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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by chef_paulie » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:32 pm

Sorry I just realised they're the ones in the photo above!

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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by megalord » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:24 pm

Do the lanesplitters clamp onto the original bar ends?

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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by HDKAWKTM » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:29 pm

Mega,
The stock bar ends which are weighted are thick enough that I had them machined down with a groove so to clamp on them and get to keep the oem weight ends. Very important since I tried it without the weights just using the crg adapters and the vibration was just too bad. My hands went numb after less than an hour. :shock: I had a machinest from my workplace do them and he had them done in less than 30 minutes. Works perfect.
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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by Freude am Fahren » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:49 am

I used the stock insert/bolt on the CRG bar end. Not as good a solution, but better than the CRG all the way.

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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by Adoligy69 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:45 am

So has anyone else got any suggestions for normal .... non Bar End mirrors that are .... NOT RIZOMA .
..(.rediculously priced parts they are lol ) i have seen some Barracuda ones that look pretty sweet for a
couple of hundred

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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by NiteKreeper » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:23 am

Adoligy69 wrote:...NOT RIZOMA ...(.rediculously priced parts they are lol ) i have seen some Barracuda ones that look pretty sweet for a couple of hundred
A couple of hundred is definitely Rizoma money too!
The X-version does look pretty nice though...

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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by Adoligy69 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:08 am

NiteKreeper wrote:
Adoligy69 wrote:...NOT RIZOMA ...(.rediculously priced parts they are lol ) i have seen some Barracuda ones that look pretty sweet for a couple of hundred
A couple of hundred is definitely Rizoma money too!
The X-version does look pretty nice though...
Rizoma are a couple of hundred each lol makes for expensive mirrors thats for sure

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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by NiteKreeper » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:51 am

Adoligy69 wrote:Rizoma are a couple of hundred each lol makes for expensive mirrors thats for sure
Y'know, I never even noticed until you mentioned it.
The prices are similar on the MCAS website, but they're listed as "Rizoma mirror" where the Barracuda are "Barracuda mirrors".
Cheeky pricks...

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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by Freude am Fahren » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:15 pm

Yeah, I got caught out on that. I ordered turn signals thinking it would be a pair, not just one.

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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by megalord » Fri May 05, 2017 12:41 pm

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Does anyone make a mirror that swaps out for the oem mirrors? I like the big mirrors for long rides, would be convenient to be able to swap them back quickly.

I'm always looking for the simplest solution so excuse my constant posts in this vein of thinking.

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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by NiteKreeper » Sat May 06, 2017 11:07 pm

megalord wrote:Does anyone make a mirror that swaps out for the oem mirrors? I like the big mirrors for long rides, would be convenient to be able to swap them back quickly.
While you might luck out and find one that coincidentally happens to fit, I strongly doubt you'll find one that was specifically designed for it.
Because if I'm a mirror manufacturer, I know there's only a few stalk dimensions I have to cover to fit most bikes; add a handlebar clamp accessory and I've got everything covered...
But if I'm looking to the mirror part itself, there's bolt-ons like these, ball joints (etc), and who know what sizes the bike builders chose?!

I'm also interested in why you "like the big mirrors for long rides" - personally I think mirrors on bikes are a waste of space and aero anyway, but I'd think I could more do without them on long rides than city commutes, for example...

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Re: Aftermarket mirrors

Post by megalord » Sun May 07, 2017 10:49 pm

NiteKreeper wrote:
megalord wrote:
I'm also interested in why you "like the big mirrors for long rides" - personally I think mirrors on bikes are a waste of space and aero anyway, but I'd think I could more do without them on long rides than city commutes, for example...
On a long ride mostly at night I found them to be quite good, large enough and I can use them with eye movement. I haven't used anything else on this bike yet so no idea which is best.

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