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post #1 of 8 Old 06-06-2012, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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OEM vs. Aftermarket mirror comparison

Seems to be a lot of talk on here about changing out the OEM mirrors, thought I'd share my experience. My main goal was to increase the panoramic range without drastically widening the width of the bike. I chose the BikeMaster Supersport Mirrors - BikeBandit.com at approximately $28 for the pair, shipped to my door. So far, I am very pleased with the mirrors. At such a low price, I just assumed that there would be a lot of distortion in the glass, but they really aren't any worse than the OEM mirror. The panoramic range is greatly increased. It doesn't show how much wider they are in the pictures because the garage door behing me is so close. But out on the street, its amazing how much more I can see. I would equate it to looking through a pair of 8x24 binoculars, vs 8x50 binoculars.... huge, huge, HUGE difference. I'll update when I have had them on the road for a few.... curious to see if they hold there adjustment. Go Thunder, San Antonio is going down!!!!!!!

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-06-2012, 07:27 PM
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Thanks for sharing. Looks good. I've been debating which mirrors I want to go with.

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My problem is that I could never get it so where I could see past my shoulders. Had to resort to bar end mirrors and haven't looked back.

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You're supposed to look back, that's what the mirrors are for.

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You're supposed to look back, that's what the mirrors are for.
hes got you there


I tried some weird lil itty bitty mirrors... damn they looked good but were too small and only got my shoulders.... bar ends would make it too wide IMO.

i like the stockers with flat black

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My problem is that I could never get it so where I could see past my shoulders. Had to resort to bar end mirrors and haven't looked back.
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Got these, only vibrates at idle and clears my shoulders almost completely and I've got a decent rear view. I'm 5'9" with UL bars. But nothing beats round convexed bar-ends for a wide degree view.

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You're supposed to look back, that's what the mirrors are for.
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