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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 12:20 PM Thread Starter

 
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Do You Like Your 3" Bar End Mirrors on Your Monster and Why?

I am considering buying bar end mirrors. Any thoughts?
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Re: Do You Like Your 3" Bar End Mirrors on Your Monster and Why?

CRG lanesplitters on mine, waaaaaaaaaaay better than stock and the best bar-ends there are.
Best part is they actually work, no more chicken wing to look past my own shoulders.
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Re: Do You Like Your 3" Bar End Mirrors on Your Monster and Why?

For such a small part, they really clean up the look of the bike. Makes the bike look much more aggressive without tall bug antenna sticking out.

The view is much more expansive too, I can actually see what's behind me without tilting my head to the side. Felt like I was riding blind with the stock mirrors. Only drawback is the optical distortion from being convex, you're on a motorcycle though, nothing blocks your field of view when you do a head check.

How Ducati managed to make the stock mirrors big and ugly and nearly useless at the same time still baffles me.
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Re: Do You Like Your 3" Bar End Mirrors on Your Monster and Why?

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CRG lanesplitters on mine, waaaaaaaaaaay better than stock and the best bar-ends there are.
Best part is they actually work, no more chicken wing to look past my own shoulders.
+1000

CRG may cost a bit more but definately worth it, quality is top notch, and they have a rubber ring around the glass inside the metal ring so the picture doesnt get blurry from vibrating like the cheapies do.
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Re: Do You Like Your 3" Bar End Mirrors on Your Monster and Why?

I got the cheapies as a quick-fix, and the only argument I have is when I get to freeway speeds (ok, so I'm going 90, sue me), they tend to end up showing me what my rear tire is doing. I dont mind the left, since it's a quick adjust, but the right sucks, because you have to clutch and roll off throttle to adjust. NOT somethign you want to do on a busy freeway.

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Re: Do You Like Your 3" Bar End Mirrors on Your Monster and Why?

i have crg lanesplitters. they look cool and conveniently fold in.... but they widen your bike essentially, which kinda sucks when your lanesplitting ironically. obviously, the only time it is an issue is when you are pulling through cars up to a light or something. one time i approached the front of a line of cars a bit quick and snapped my left mirror "shut" on a mercedes side mirror. caught me off guard, but no damage was done (at least not to my mirror and i doubt it hurt the edge of the merc's big plastic mirror). anyway, they are pretty cool but this issue can be a bit annoying.

also, you have to dip your head down quite a bit to actually use them while riding. i know lots of riders don't use their mirrors much, but i prefer to keep aware of what is behind me at most times as well.
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Re: Do You Like Your 3" Bar End Mirrors on Your Monster and Why?

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CRG lanesplitters on mine, waaaaaaaaaaay better than stock and the best bar-ends there are.
Best part is they actually work, no more chicken wing to look past my own shoulders.
Yes. The CRG LS's are basically vibration-free at most street speeds. And they can absorb minor impacts too
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Yes. The CRG LS's are basically vibration-free at most street speeds. And they can absorb minor impacts too
Have been running "Third Eye" bicycle bar ends for years, $14 each at good bike shops. Hard plastci and rubber mount in bar end. Great bang for the buck and cheap to replace if needed.

But went to the CRG lane splitters on my new S4R and the difference to me is worth the price. Perfectly clear at all speeds. Best mirrors I've ever used.

The cheap ones are worth the price...but the CRGs are worth even more.
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3" is too big. I wish I had the 2" version.
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Re: Do You Like Your 3" Bar End Mirrors on Your Monster and Why?

They're spensive, but the Lane splitters are very good. I like the way you can fold em in to give a litte more walk around space in the garage too.

I have seen them save the tank in a couple of fall overs too and be perfectly fine with only a new bolt required to fix em after the fall. Amazing.

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