I mounted mine on the last 1/4 inch of the bars; they clamp on very securely and with my bar end weights added, even better.
I did get a 1 1/2" round stick-on convex mirror to put on the left side; it helps, but is for the most part, too convex; cars directly behind look like ants! I might find a less convex addition, as the flat Rizoma mirrors are limiting on a wider view...
No I did'nt. At first I was going to, but after taking the controls all off and realizing the nipples that keep them from moving would make it more of a job then I thought - I bagged out and punted. What I did was just put them on literally the last 1/4 inch of exposed handled bar; as I mentioned, only part of the mirror is clamped on - but it is secure enough to keep it on. It is not ideal, but works fine. Since there is no pressure on the mirror (even at speed...) it holds. I am a little leery when I go to fine tune the adjustment of the mirror though, but again, no problems so far- 2 months later!
I flipped the mount over on the throttle side, which worked perfectly to hide the hole. However on the clutch side, I could'nt get it off so I had in anticipation of bar end mirror mounting, bought from spare shack, rizoma, mirror hole plug screws in anodized black. Screwed it in and voila... I guess though, turning the mount over it easy, cheap and the way to go; but I had the screw, and you know how it goes with giving up on something...
I got some barend mirrors that double as barend weights. 0 vibes, look great, black powder coated, infinately adjustable and $30 each. Can't remember brand name but Emgo had a similar set for less but not as nice. Got them at a small independant M/C shop. Wish I had a pic to post.
Gman, I only clamped them to the bars - not ends. The last 1/4" seems to give them enough purchase to hold tight. Since there is no real pressure (except for wind- and they are plenty secure for that) other then when you adjust the view, and I do that rarely. I'm not sure if you if you can clamp them to the bar ends, unless they have a diameter similar to the bars them selves...
Not having a fun time installing the mirrors!!! They do not clamp onto the stock bar end weights as Joe at Motostrano said. We ended up moving the controls which was a Pain in the ass!! There are holes in the bars that hold the controls in place and allow them to properly fit back together!!!
We got the left one on but are not happy with the movement of the controls. So tommorrow I am going to the shop for some new AM bar ends that will allow the mirrors to fit on, and moving the controls back.
the right one would not fit on my 1/4 " bar end it just kept popping off!! And the starter control would not slide and fit properly back together???
We removed the stock bar end weight, I thought this was a weight , well it's a piece of hollow plastc, must weigh as much as a feather!?
Scooby, is that mirror clamped around your bar end weight or just hanging on to the 1/4 " metal bar end then clamped to the very end of the bar weight?? with , like, nothing in between??
We will try again tommorrow with new bar end weights!!
Bummer you are having troubles... Yes, mine is merely clamped to the last 1/4"; and is very stable with that amount of limited purchase... I also tried initiallly to move the controls inward - and also discovered what a pain that would be. So when I figured out it would hold well enough on the last little bit, I did it that way.