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post #1 of 19 Old 08-08-2008, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Clear rear view

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!

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post #2 of 19 Old 08-08-2008, 06:29 PM
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Hmmmm...I'll have to try that.

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Or change out your mirrors.

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Try a set of bar ends they work great

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Or change out your mirrors.
I did with nice Meanstreaks. They vibrate less and don't look so mickey mouse!

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Try a set of bar ends they work great
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.

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I usually just throw a cheek off to one side & turn around.
Clearest view I ever see.

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My Rizomas don't vibrate. Actually don't remember my stock mirrors vibrating either, but it's been awhile.

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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.

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I usually just throw a cheek off to one side & turn around.
Clearest view I ever see.
Sure is Mikey. Always look before accelerating.

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.

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+1 on the meanstreaks!

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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 ordered new mirrors that night...

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My Rizomas don't vibrate. Actually don't remember my stock mirrors vibrating either, but it's been awhile.
Ditto and double ditto. OEM or Rizoma.. best choices!


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nice grips!! you like them?





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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.

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+1 on the Meanstreaks


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It doesn't matter how stable a mirror is if all you can see in it are your elbows.

My 9er OEMS were useless. Only the OEMs on my friends SV1000s have been found to be as bad or worse.

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My mirrors blur the vision to not recognize the following cage. Don't loiter in the left lane. For now I periodically let off the clutch/throttle for a second to check the mirrors.

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After visiting four auto parts stores and four HW stores...Lowes had the 1/2" well plug! Tomorrow the old bar ends become new BEs!

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