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Author Topic: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz  (Read 2612 times)

mattsz

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Re: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2013, 01:11:09 AM »
I like 'em.  They'd be nice to have on hand as spares for when I bust my current ones...  ;D

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Re: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2013, 06:36:30 PM »
I really like those new, aluminum, ones you just got off Ebay. Think they would work on the C5 Classic after removing the stock bar end weights?
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Re: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2013, 06:52:56 PM »
You should try riding your bike without the bar ends first.  I don't think you'll like the vibration.

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Re: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2013, 07:47:50 PM »
Mmm, very good advise to check for the vibs first!
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Re: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2013, 10:56:45 PM »
Thanks for the replies, people. I'm liking the new ones.

@eggman65
These aluminium ones can't go straight in to our RE handlebars. I had to saw off the ends of either aluminium end and drill the existing holes in them to encompass the 8mm hex bolts that hold the bar-end weights. Once you get them, you'll understand what I'm talking about. It takes some time to do all that, but it's not hard at all. You'll be happy with the end-result.

Indeed these aluminium ones are quite light as compared to the previous ones. To be honest, I haven't noticed any over-the-top increase in vibration. Maybe I'm just used to this. But as Scott has mentioned, try riding without the bar-ends first. The lightweight of the newer ones will soften out some vibration, and a good thing is that they don't vibrate themselves.
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Re: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2013, 03:52:53 AM »
I like the new aluminum mirrors too. I think they're available in the states from dime city cycles in silver or black.
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Re: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2014, 06:05:48 AM »
Well, the saga continues  :-X

I installed a new handlebar, which is a bit more swept back and taller than the stock one. It is the older iron barrel model one, completely hollow without the attachment thing for bar-end weights. The mirrors that I had lying around were modified (filed and cut), for the stock handlebar; so that those mirrors could be installed with the bolt right into where the bar-end weights used to be.

Now the new bar was hollow, so I purchased a set of generic bar-ends from E-bay. About $25 including postage. They are about 3 inch in dia and are very adjustable. Fit perfectly. Pretty good! Refer to attachments.
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Re: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2014, 02:02:11 PM »
Very cool!  They look the same as the mirrors I picked up  8)



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Re: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2014, 02:11:44 PM »
Hey JVS, very similar to the ones i put on my B5 last night. I will do a show and tell when time permits. 8)
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Re: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2014, 08:50:25 PM »
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Re: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2014, 11:09:50 PM »
   I think you made a good choice with the new ones.  Are the bar end mirrors a lot better than the stock set?  Been looking for something with a little more visibility to my immediate rear. 
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Re: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2014, 07:33:52 AM »
Hey JVS, very similar to the ones i put on my B5 last night. I will do a show and tell when time permits. 8)
Roverman.

Very cool!  They look the same as the mirrors I picked up  8)
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Thanks guys! You both have sweet looking REs  ;D

   I think you made a good choice with the new ones.  Are the bar end mirrors a lot better than the stock set?  Been looking for something with a little more visibility to my immediate rear. 

Hi Arctictanker.

Thanks. These mirrors are quite good and cover a lot of area, thanks to the 3inch dia. The previous aluminium ones were a bit smaller and portrayed the objects to be a bit FAR away than their actual position.

The current ones are pretty decent and have very minimalistic vibration. Other than that, if you haven't tried bar-end mirrors yet, it might take you a bit of time to get used to them. As they will not be at your shoulder height and of course they wouldn't reflect your own shoulders, like the mickey mouse mirrors do. You might have to gaze a bit downwards, but after a few days you'll get used to them very well. I recommend them.
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Re: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2014, 08:08:56 AM »
I got a pair of cheap bar ends that dont vibrate at all, unfortunatly the day I put them on a idiot decided he didnt like my left one.
So I run with one, before that I had one lollypop anyways so its not different as I dont rely on them anyways.
Works well, very discrete it looks like my bike has no mirrors at all!
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Re: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2014, 01:10:17 PM »
Very cool!  They look the same as the mirrors I picked up  8)



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            I know it's off-topic, but I'm just curious. Shouldn't the shield on the Ace can cover the front half of the filter? Otherwise, what's its purpose?
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Re: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2014, 03:01:52 PM »
            I know it's off-topic, but I'm just curious. Shouldn't the shield on the Ace can cover the front half of the filter? Otherwise, what's its purpose?

I asked Tom about that and from what I recall, the shield offers protection from water being able to wet the filter.  I'm in Arizona so I figured it was safe to leave it off.  I also asked Tom if he thought riding with the shield off would decrease it's effectiveness do to turbulent air intake and he said it wouldn't matter.  I like the way it looks a bit better this way.
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