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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Wife hates bar-end mirrors... Now what?

So I want to get rid of the stock mirrors on my wife's(and my) monster.
;;;I have a Streetfighter but ride the monster as well, especially in the spring and fall;;;

I actually bought a pair of the Oberon Streetfighter mirrors and I really liked them but she took one look and told me to get them off.

So now what? There are tonnes of topics about the bar end mirrors but I couldn't find any on regular mount mirrors.
Looking for something that doesn't vibrate as much and hopefully is a bit wider as I find I only use the last 2" of the stock mirrors and the rest looks at my arm/shoulder/chest...

Stock mirrors replacements non bar-end suggestions please.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 11:43 PM
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Could she get on board with some Rizoma Reverse Retros? I know they're a bar end mirror, but they can be set up turned back over the grip so that they're not sticking out so wide like a typical bar-end mirror. Maybe it's a middle-ground that she could be alright with?

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Mine wanted stock and nothing else on her bike. It didn't come with mirrors and I told her she could pick out whichever ones she wanted. She wanted stock.

She liked them because in her relaxed riding position, she won't crouch even a little, the taller mirrors fit her better.

Who am I to argue that?

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she took one look and told me to get them off.
This part of the story sounds pretty good.

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 08:16 AM
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Rizoma

Rizoma is equivalent to fine jewelry for motorcycles... show her the catalog (Online) I'm sure she would find something she likes... but maybe that would be bad too.
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I also don't like the bar end mirrors, so picked up some cheap mirror extenders on ebay. They move the mirrors out just enough to see past my shoulders. I figured that the mirrors would vibrate more, but actually the opposite is true. (I'm not sure why though).

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"No kind of bar-end mirror whatsoever!"

Ill show her a pick of the reverse retro though. You never know.

I'm afraid to show her the Rizoma catalog! Lol I don't think it would end at just mirrors.

I'll take a look at extenders. Interesting tht you find it vibrates less


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Get a new wife that appreciates bar end mirrors. The one you have obviously does not understand what looks good and what does not.
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Get a new wife that appreciates bar end mirrors. The one you have obviously does not understand what looks good and what does not.
I would never trade in a wife that lets me own 2 ducs.

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Unless I could find one that would let me own three


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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 05:23 PM
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I ran Monstracks for a long time before I came to my senses and installed CRG Arrows. Monstracks look pretty good on Monsters as long as you don't mind not being able to tell the difference in your rear view between a Crown Vic and a minivan. It can get expensive when that happens.
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