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Contemplating CRG mirrors

I'm becoming increasingly disenchanted with the mirrors on my 919--the previous owner replaced the stock ones with rectangular, generic 80's sportbike lookin' jobs. I end up looking at my shoulders, and long for a wider view of things.

Soooo...CRGs. The searches I've done here indicate that people are pretty pleased with 'em. I have stock bars, though, and the ergos are darn good just as they are. Anyone got any info on using CRG (the Lanesplitters, specifically) mirrors with the stock bars? I'm assuming I'll need the adaptors.

The 919 has been a blast, though. I took my gf out to a sushi bar the other night, and a guy there was going off about how "that green bike out there? That's a nice one. I think it's a Ducati."

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CRG Lane Splitters are da bomb.

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I put on kawi meanstreak mirrors that reduced the mickey mouse ear blindspots, still blury though. I rarely split lanes...

We enjoy our very low maintenance "Ducs".

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I love my CRG lanesplitters, they work really well!

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I put a pair of the small ones on soon after getting the bike and I love them. The only way the stock ones are going back on is if I get rid of the bike.

With the small mirrors you aren't going to be reading any license plates, and it can be hard picking out friendly law enforcement officers behind you in traffic, but they are more than enough to keep a good eye on what's going on behind you.

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I have em, never had a problem with them.str8

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I have the Motrax units if you're considering other brands




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Sorry bud, just floating other ideas out there. The CRG's are top of the line though if that helps.




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RidgeRunner, I'd buy yours in a hot minute if they were the lanesplit model...but I end up doing a fair bit of splitting here in Bay Area traffic, and the folding feature is a neccessity for me. Thanks though!

The other funny comment I've gotten was from a guy in SF who asked me what type of bike the 919 was. I told him it was a naked bike, and he asked, "how come the bike is naked, but you've got all that armor on?"

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Ahh, gotcha. Good luck with 'em. I loved mine when they were on the Tuono. KLR is too buzzy for them and the SV has clip-ons. I might as well turn around and look.

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I might as well turn around and look.

You do that a lot anyhow!




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You do that a lot anyhow!
Only when you're trying to keep up...

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Only when you're trying to keep up...
Why you ________! Uhhhhh that's because ummm I ummmmm, well see here I uhhhhhh....got nothing....




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If your slower than Ridge, you got some issues.

flat tire?
sparkplugs missing?
using kerosene instead of gasoline?

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If your slower than Ridge, you got some issues.

flat tire?
sparkplugs missing?
using kerosene instead of gasoline?
Bent rim




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Bent rim
I thought the light in the tail was zapping power.

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I thought the light in the tail was zapping power.

Nope, that was my Illudiom Pew36 Explosive Space Modulator.




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The other funny comment I've gotten was from a guy in SF who asked me what type of bike the 919 was. I told him it was a naked bike, and he asked, "how come the bike is naked, but you've got all that armor on?"
LOL. It is bragging rights for a woman to be hit on in SF!

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Hey Nemo, you need the adapters for the stock bars and you have to remove the anti-vibe inserts to insert the adapters into the bars. Which somehow I missed reading all this info on the forums. I tried the CRGs with the stock bars and the I couldn't see anything cause of the vibes shaking the mirrors. I ended up going with Rizoma aluminum bars, less vibes. But I found mirrors I liked better than the CRG LS, Rizoma Radial Nakeds.... So I have a set of CRG LS with the adapters for sale as well...., but I wouldn't use them unless you got different bars.

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The other funny comment I've gotten was from a guy in SF who asked me what type of bike the 919 was. I told him it was a naked bike, and he asked, "how come the bike is naked, but you've got all that armor on?"
welll! hmmm,maybe he's got a point there somwherepretty witty question.
i think most of us have that same elbow problem with the mickey mouse mirrors and some have opted to go with the rectangular ones,(i've being thinking about going with'em) but you say your having issues with those also,so maybe i won't....let us know what you end up with, post a pic of the green duc with the barend mirrors

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I have serious reservations about any barend mirrors for one main reason, and a couple minor ones. First and foremost, I commute 105 miles a day and spend about 20% of that splitting lanes. I have tapped car's mirrors with mine, and the clutch and brake levers as well. All in a day's commute (One of these days I'm going to video an average commute and show it to my extended family. They would have puppies!). An added 4 inches width would have me scraping paint! You may say "But they fold in." Yup, they sure do -- all you have to do is compromise your control in a tight traffic situation by removing your hand from the bar to fold them. There are already plenty of things to do and watch out for, thank you. Now, if they were spring loaded against a sloenoid trigger all you would have to do is push a strategically placed button to have them self fold. Hmmmm .... Also, mount a small dentist size mirror on the back of the mirror housing to give a modicum of view when folded ... Okay, when they do that for me, I'd consider it.
Oh, yeah -- the minor reasons. First, they are very vulnerable in a tip over. No elaboration needed. Second, you have to consciously look down to use them: even with the stock forearm view mirrors, I still get images in my peripheral vision from them. All you need is a vague impression of unusual movement to bring something to your attention, which is less likely the further from your central vision the mirrors are. Third, and possibly most important, to me they look funny. Kind of barnaclesque. Ugh.

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all good points to consider Rob,thanks

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Opinions welcome both + and -

IMO I would never be without a CRG bar end mirror. Excellent view of what is behind you and not your shoulders, a slight shift of your eyes is all it takes, and best of all they look COOL...

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Hey Nemo, you need the adapters for the stock bars and you have to remove the anti-vibe inserts to insert the adapters into the bars. Which somehow I missed reading all this info on the forums. I tried the CRGs with the stock bars and the I couldn't see anything cause of the vibes shaking the mirrors. I ended up going with Rizoma aluminum bars, less vibes. But I found mirrors I liked better than the CRG LS, Rizoma Radial Nakeds.... So I have a set of CRG LS with the adapters for sale as well...., but I wouldn't use them unless you got different bars.
Good points, all.
Orion, thanks for mentioning your specific difficulties with the stock bars--that's exactly the kind of info I'm looking for. The quest continues!

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The CRG mirrors with the CRG adapters work fine(no vibrations what so ever) once the OEM anti-vibe assemblies are removed. The choice is yours.

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Rob's a big sissy! I have them, they work great.
I cut my Renthal lows that when the mirrors are folded, the whole assembly is narrower than the stock bars were with the stock bar ends.

I just fold them before I get to the lane splitting. Just a quick flick of the finger with each hand & your done.
I don't even have to let go of the bars if I don't want to.
Once I'm out in the clear, I just flip them back out. No Biggie.
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