This is soo obvious, Duh! Just returned from a spin and wanted to share my revelation. To see behind, temporarily squeeze the clutch and let off the gas. All the sudden the mirrors stop vibrating and provides a crisp clear image I never knew existed on the 9er!
Thanks for the reminder! The bike's vibrations actually loosened several agonizing years of elbow calcium deposits! But now that I'm fully cured (seriously saving an operation!), and recovered full arm motion!
There was a thread on converting the stock steel BEs for 7/8" AL as they are impossible to find. Since I put in a bar rubber snake and trimmed it flush, I'll need to drill is some to make room for BE nuts.
I still don't get all the complaints about the stocker vibes and view. They are some of steadiest/best view factory mirrors I have run across. I just wish they weren't so ugly that I didn't feel obligated to change them out.
I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day. -Frank Sinatra
Although yesterday I had a puke in the next lane cut me off changing lanes at 70MPH without looking. So don't let your timing be bad on taking your eyes off the road ahead.
Going to work Thursday night (grave yard shift) I did a quick shoulder check before passing and ended up thumping what was left of some 18 wheeler tire tread that must have peeled off. I got lucky... But a better set of mirrors would have kept my eyes on the road.
i dont know if it's just me because i've been riding quads and dirtbikes my whole life or what, but i've never noticed these bar vibrations that everyone talks about. i've got the crg 2" bar end mirrors and i can see everything completely clear behind me except when i go too fast and they fold in from the wind hitting them. I don't notice a difference from when I had the dampers still in the bars with the bar end weights on and stock mirrors to the bar end mirrors.