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question bout bar end mirrors

ok gang i put renthal's on (ultra lows if it matters) and i want to put bar end mirrors so i can get rid of the "mickey mouse ear looking lollypop mirrors" stock mirrors.. who has these on renthals and how do they fit??? all i have seen on fleabay fit inside the bars but the renthals have a small opening and i am not sure if they will fit... so i dip into the vast pool on knowledge here before me..



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ok gang i put renthal's on (ultra lows if it matters) and i want to put bar end mirrors so i can get rid of the "mickey mouse ear looking lollypop mirrors" stock mirrors.. who has these on renthals and how do they fit??? all i have seen on fleabay fit inside the bars but the renthals have a small opening and i am not sure if they will fit... so i dip into the vast pool on knowledge here before me..
I bought these. They fit my Rethal mediums perfectly. Look and work awesome.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Motor...=p4506.c0.m245

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I had bar-ends on my 919. They look great but due the small convex glass, they are only functional for seeing directly behind you for a very short distance. If you ride fast, expect tickets since the law can pace you from 100 yards back and you'll never see them. I learned the hard way, more than once.

Do a search - lots of previous threads.

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I put on bar end mirrors then went back to stock. CB's are supposed to have those mickey mouse mirrors and they work great.

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I put on bar end mirrors then went back to stock. CB's are supposed to have those mickey mouse mirrors and they work great.
Didn't you do a mirror mod once that looked more like Dumbo mirrors than Mickey Mouse mirrors?

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I had bar-ends on my 919. They look great but due the small convex glass, they are only functional for seeing directly behind you for a very short distance. If you ride fast, expect tickets since the law can pace you from 100 yards back and you'll never see them. I learned the hard way, more than once.

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Not sure which bar end mirrors you had. The panoramic view from this CRG mirror is awesome!


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The CRG inserts will fit just about any bar and bar end mirror out there.

http://www.constructorsrg.com/mirrors/adaptor.html




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I just put on a renthal bar with Rizoma grips and barends. I moved the grip in enough to mount the CRG mirror on the bar. I have to agree with mistermike. I can see my left blindspot, directly behind me and even the lane to the right of me. You can see everything. Trouble is they are $73 a piece. I just noticed that cyclegear sells motrax for $60 a pair. But they may be junk, I don't know. I wouldn't mind having another mirror on the right but then I would have to drill my bar, again, and move that grip in... or forgo the barends in hopes that I can sell them.

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Not sure which bar end mirrors you had. The panoramic view from this CRG mirror is awesome!
+1 I really appreciated the better rear view with the convex lenses in the CRG bar end mirrors. I had one on each side and preferred them to the stock mirrors in form and function.


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I use the CRG Blindsight mirrors, yes they are only 2" but over all view is greater than the stockers IMO. I can see directly behind me as well as vehicles that would normally be in blind spots.

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I bought these. They fit my Rethal mediums perfectly. Look and work awesome.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Motor...=p4506.c0.m245
Based on your good review, I just bought a set off ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=170263835549

I figure, half the price of ONE CRG, even if they suck I had to try. I'll report back with a solid review after they're installed.

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Based on your good review, I just bought a set off ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=170263835549

I figure, half the price of ONE CRG, even if they suck I had to try. I'll report back with a solid review after they're installed.
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post #15 of 24 Old 09-22-2008, 05:46 PM
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I have a pair of Motrax bar-end mirrors. I've had them for more than a few months and I haven't had any issues. I've said that I'd buy CRG lane splitters once these fell off, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen anytime soon. However, the width of the overall handlebar is long with the mirrors and untainted Renthal Ultra-Low...

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These work great for me....stock bars though
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I have the CRG's, and really like them. Out of the wind and out of my face. I've never noticed a blind spot, and I actually see the lanes next to me a lot easier.

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Based on your good review, I just bought a set off ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=170263835549

I figure, half the price of ONE CRG, even if they suck I had to try. I'll report back with a solid review after they're installed.

I have a set of those too and love them. The fold away option is nice. Also the mount firmly. My old crap ones would flip down if I would hit 90mph. These have held up at higher speeds.

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I got the Motrax bar-end mirrors installed and have been using it the past few days. I really like it. Maybe not top quality (I broke a mounting screw, but my fault overtightened just a heads up) but they do look nice. Plus, I was really surprised, they don't rattle around. I can see clearly most the time. Overall, I'm really happy with them.

I say, for $52 shipped, they got my vote.

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What did you guys plug your stock mirror holes with?

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What did you guys plug your stock mirror holes with?
Those 10mm fasteners used on the front of the 919 tail section.


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I have the small crg ber end mirror on stock bars and love it I see better with that one mirror than the 2 micky meeces

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I've had the Renthal Ultra-Low bars with CRG bar-end mirrors for a couple of years now and love them. The vibes are reduced and I think the riding position is more comfortable and more responsive. As far as the view to the rear with the CRGs, mine are adjusted (I have two) so that I can see from the ends of my exhaust cans to the outside of the traffic lanes to either side of me. Even though their size makes them unobtrusive, the convex mirror shape allows for a very wide angle view. As a result, I agree that you will not see clearly two miles behind you. So far, that has not proven to be a problem for me.

I used the plastic upholstery trim 'buttons' available at every auto parts supply store to fill the threaded holes in the original bar mounts. A dab of black silicone seal holds them firmly in place and is easily removed should someone wish to remount the original mirrors.

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