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Author Topic: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz  (Read 1586 times)

mattsz

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Re: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2013, 07:11:09 PM »
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, 12:36:30 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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Ducati Scotty

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Re: Bar-end mirror confuzzlementz
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2013, 12:52:56 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, 01:47:50 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, 04:56:45 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 06, 2013, 09:52:53 PM »
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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