If by stubby little pieces of crap you mean bar end mirrors, then you/he will be disappointed with the stock oem mirrors. For safety sake, I bought a pair of adjustable Oberon Performance mirrors. They are worth every penny, and I feel much more confident riding. I felt the stock mirrors were there for my own amusement, as they were only good for seeing how many bugs my chest collected.
Or as Rabbott says, put extenders on them.