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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 4-28-2017, 8:59 PM Thread Starter
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Bar end mirrors?

Hey guys,

I'm wondering if any of you have put bar end mirrors on your bikes and if so which are the best/ most effective?
I should mention that I have woodcraft clip-ons on my EX. The bar dimensions are 7/8" OD and 5/8" ID.

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Hey guys,

I'm wondering if any of you have put bar end mirrors on your bikes and if so which are the best/ most effective?
I should mention that I have woodcraft clip-ons on my EX. The bar dimensions are 7/8" OD and 5/8" ID.

Thanks in advance!
I'm just using CRG bar end mirrors from Amazon. They fit really nicely but the stubs don't really go back on very well so I'm probably going to get another one to make it uniform.
I'll send a picture of what I mean when I get off work.
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I have round China bar end mirrors on mine universal for 7/8" .. I think it is a trade-off between looking down to see in the mirror, but I can actually see a lot in the mirrors since they are convex .. (and not just my elbow/shoulder) This is however a downside if you catch some rain because the droplets distort the reflections in a convex mirror .. Also things look further away than they are ..
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I have used bar-end mirrors on my bike and they are amazing.
I have the napbone bar-end mirrors from revzilla.com
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 7-31-2017, 11:43 AM
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My experience in LA traffic is that riders with bar end mirrors rarely bother to look down and check for someone coming up behind them. Those with standard mirrors seem to be more aware of what's going on around them.
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Mine are from amazon. Rarely ever use them. I think I would use them if they we’re kn the up position but I like the downsie look better.
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The standard mirrors work fine and make you look over your shoulder which IMO is safer

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All I could see with the factory mirrors was my own shoulders. I picked these up at Dime City and I have a clear view of all that's coming up behind me, on the right and the left.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 8-6-2019, 3:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the tips. Definitely digging those ones from Dimecity Cycles.

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