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Old 24-05-2019, 08:49 AM   #1
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Bar end mirrors

So after taking a little slide off my bike yesterday I need some new mirrors and bar ends among a few other things. I have been considering bar end mirrors for a while and this seems to be an opportunity to put some on, plus I might actually be able to see behind me rather than just my elbows!

Has anyone here fitted any? If so what did you go for? Iíve seen a range from the £20 up to the £100+ and really donít have much experience with them so wouldnít know the difference.

I do like the cafe racer style round ones. Itís to go on my back 696.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 24-05-2019, 10:17 AM   #2
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Got some bar end mirrors, probably flea bay generic, and yes they do work nicely.

And as a bonus you can even adjust them to give you that classic elbow view in case the novelty of a half decent rear view wears thin
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Old 24-05-2019, 12:37 PM   #3
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Hi Matey, I have Gear Gremlin bar end mirrors on my 1100, really good, easy to adjust and £30/40 per pair.
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Old 24-05-2019, 04:51 PM   #4
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For me highsider mirrors are superb
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Old 24-05-2019, 05:12 PM   #5
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I have a pair on my M900.

They were on it when I brought it and I nearly changed them, but soon realised they gave a better view than standard mirrors.
Also, strangely, they are actually better with the clip-ons I've since fitted.

I've no idea of the make or model, but I wouldn't change them now.





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Old 24-05-2019, 06:48 PM   #6
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Thanks for this. Yeh they do look awesome and make sense giving the better field of view!
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Old 24-05-2019, 08:57 PM   #7
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I've had some Oberon bar-enders on my bike for nearly 10yrs.
Its been so long that I can't remember much about the originals but I do remember thinking at the time that the bar-enders actually gave a better rear view than the originals, despite being smaller.
Mine are round, 75mm dia.
Nashers look the same size as far as I can judge.

One question is .. will you need to fold them to get through, say a narrow gateway or shed door ?
Mine need readjusting each time .. which isn't actually too much bother but there are other designs which flip inwards and can be flipped back out again to their previously adjusted position.
CRG Lanesplitters is one name that I recall .. not sure if they're still available or not.

My Oberons were pricey but there are chinese copies to be had which are much cheaper and probably still fairly decent.
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Old 25-05-2019, 11:10 AM   #8
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CRG Lanesplitters is one name that I recall .. not sure if they're still available or not.
I've got the CRG and they are very good, no vibration, good visibility (despite being small) and fold back easily, returning to the set position on a 'click' which is useful if you need to regularly get through narrow spaces.

They're not cheap though but well worth the price, in my opinion.
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Old 26-05-2019, 08:53 PM   #9
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Right I’ve decided to go with the Oberon Streetfighter 60mm mirrors. Looking forward to trying them on once they arrive! I’m lucky that I have a pretty clear run from my garage so no need to squeeze past anything.

Thanks all for the advice. I’ll post some pics when they’re on!
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Old 26-05-2019, 09:03 PM   #10
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Just cheap ebay ones on my monster . Had them on for a couple of years . They work great .

They probably offer a better view than the factory ones on my street 765 rs as hey get a bit blurry .
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Old 31-05-2019, 06:51 PM   #11
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They’ve arrived! Now to decide on how I’m going to fit them! Up....down....to the side?!!? Hahaha!
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Old 31-05-2019, 07:25 PM   #12
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Doggy... Some buffoon delivered that pallet of pavers upside down!!!!
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Old 23-06-2019, 07:49 PM   #13
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Bar end mirrors look great but then you’ve got nowhere to hang your helmet
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Old 16-07-2019, 07:51 PM   #14
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Theyíve arrived! Now to decide on how Iím going to fit them! Up....down....to the side?!!? Hahaha!
Have you got any pictures of them fitted? Looking for some for mine!
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Old 16-07-2019, 08:19 PM   #15
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Have you got any pictures of them fitted? Looking for some for mine!
I would but Iíve no idea how to post pictures haha??!!?
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