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post #1 of 19 Old 11-27-2006, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Motrax Mini Billet Bar End Mirrors

Hey does anyone have any experience with these?

For $50 dollars a pair they dont seem like such a bad deal.

Any comments on quality, visibility, vibration, etc?

http://cyclegear.com/lpgm.cfm?L1=&L2...tem=MRX_MBM1_G
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post #2 of 19 Old 11-28-2006, 04:06 AM
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No experience with them, but they sure do look exactly like the CRG mirrors.

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I have a pair on mine. Don't expect CRG quality, but Cycle Gear has awesome customer service. Snug down everything before you start riding or parts might fly off. The first pair I had vibrated like crazy, then the right side mirror glass flew off when I was on an on-ramp. They shipped a new set, no questions asked.

Quality is just okay, visibility is excellent, price is awesome. They also come with bar-end adapters so you don't have to shell out extra money for those. You might feel more vibes through the bars, though, since the mirrors aren't terribly heavy.

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ive got em too. no problems. would purchase again.

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These look pretty cool too, nice alternative:

http://www.oberon-performance.co.uk/...d_Mirrors.html

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I've been using them for 6 months. They appear to be cast aluminum but are OK in quality. Take them apart, silicone the mirrors into place and use loctite on the screws. Keep in mind that you won't be able to see very far behind you since the are seriously convex.

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Go for CRG. You get what you pay for.

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Go for CRG. You get what you pay for.

not everyone has that type of coin to drop on mirrors. for those that don't (read me) the before mentioned mirrors work just fine.

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Sounds like there may be a good difference between these ones and the CRG's in manufacturing quality and optical quality. When you add in s/h (and tax if it applies) there is only about a $20 difference between this mirror and a CRG mirror. FWIW

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Sounds like there may be a good difference between these ones and the CRG's in manufacturing quality and optical quality. When you add in s/h (and tax if it applies) there is only about a $20 difference between this mirror and a CRG mirror. FWIW
That's only if you buy one CRG mirror...plus you have to add in the cost of the bar-end adapters for the CRG units.

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is it required by law that you have a mirror on both sides or is it ok with just one?

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is it required by law that you have a mirror on both sides or is it ok with just one?
Check your state laws here:
http://home.ama-cycle.org/amaccess/l...t.asp?state=tn

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Even if you could get away with having only one mirror, I wouldn't want to. I went without on one side for a little while until Cycle Gear sent a replacement for mine, I hated it. I got in the habit of looking behind me a lot more than was probably safe.

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I'll agree with Bock there. I've had one CRG bar end mirror on since September. The view is great on the left side, but marginal on the rightside -- there is a significant blind spot back right. I look over my right shoulder more than necessary. I have a CRG lane splitter than I'll add to the right side this Winter for more rear view.

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I'm satisified with mine. I'll save the 50%+ difference and spend it on something functional.

I set them up to be pretty bulletproof. As I see it, only a laydown will bugger them.

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i ran w/ a mini bar end mirror...even used it as a supplement to my rizomas

still wasn't enough...the mini bar end option sux imho

bought some CRG's and never looked back so to speak

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i ran w/ a mini bar end mirror...even used it as a supplement to my rizomas

still wasn't enough...the mini bar end option sux imho

bought some CRG's and never looked back so to speak
what do you mean by "mini bar end" - if not something like the crg?

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man I have the Crg lane splitters , Check on Ebay got mine for few bucks cheaper than normal, And speaking of: ( I set them up to be pretty bulletproof. As I see it, only a laydown will bugger them) had a lowside last month or so ago and the crg mirror that I had on there was one of the reasons I had such little damage, Should have seen that baby slide, str8

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