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post #1 of 17 Old 07-01-2007, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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Bar end mirror question

I'm thinking of bar end mirrors, but wondering what you do with the original mirror mounting points on the 919? Do you just leave the holes open, or is there some cap that fits over the old mounts that makes it look more finished?

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I was able to find some black plastic caps in Pep Boys (check the interior finishing aisle) that fit perfectly. I think they were 10mm.


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That looks perfect, thanks Ken! I read on one website that you should use two mirrors because the wind resistance from one mirror can affect your steering. Have you noticed that at all with your left mirror only setup?

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Have you noticed that at all with your left mirror only setup?
Not at all.

These bar ends are small enough that I doubt there's much wind resistance, let alone enough to notice any diference from side to side.

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That looks perfect, thanks Ken! I read on one website that you should use two mirrors because the wind resistance from one mirror can affect your steering. Have you noticed that at all with your left mirror only setup?
Won't affect it at all, but your passengers visor flipping up at speed will throw them off the back of the bike.




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I was able to find some black plastic caps in Pep Boys (check the interior finishing aisle) that fit perfectly. I think they were 10mm.

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I put in those caps when I had bar end mirrors, they were a PITA to get out afterwords when I decided to go back.

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That's odd -- it's just a soft plastic cap with a pressure button. Mine go in and out easily.

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I put in those caps when I had bar end mirrors, they were a PITA to get out afterwords when I decided to go back.
That's not necessarily a bad thing, IMO.

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Are those CRG 2"? Thanks.

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what we need are bar ends that fit renthals, handle crg's and still provide a bit of a slider...

i too use the motocross style bar ends but i'd rather have somethin w/ a slider

the best setup for stock bars was when DK offered to turn your stock barends down to handle the clamps

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Order 2 of these from ronayers.com: part #: 90338-09012-00. They fit the mirror holes perfectly (I used them).

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I was able to find some black plastic caps in Pep Boys (check the interior finishing aisle) that fit perfectly. I think they were 10mm.
you can also find these type of caps ACE hardware.

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Beware of the bar ends! They look great but the mirrors are really too small to see very far behind you. I knew it would happen eventually but I got the citation yesterday. If I would have had my old (functional) mirrors, I would probably have seen the cop that was pacing me.

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Beware of the bar ends! They look great but the mirrors are really too small to see very far behind you. I knew it would happen eventually but I got the citation yesterday. If I would have had my old (functional) mirrors, I would probably have seen the cop that was pacing me.

a citation for mirrors being to small???? or you speeding b/c you didn't see the cop?? Don't believe I would blame the mirrors on your right hand actions!!

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AJC - the key word was "pace".

IMHO, which doesn't mean much, bar end mirrors are great looking but not very functional if you want a rear view of more than a few car-lengths.

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