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These stock mirrors have to go. I can't decide between the CRG Lane Splitters:

http://www.motostrano-store.com/bilbarendmir.html

and the Rizoma Confusion:

http://www.motostrano-store.com/conbarendmir.html

Here's my take: The Rizomas look like they'd have a larger and better view. I also wouldn't have to look down quite so far compared to the CRGs. They are about $40 less than the CRGs.

The CRGs are popular--and they certainly look cool--but I'm not sure I'd like looking down *that* far to see what's behind me. I think the Rizoma might be a better choice because I could look with an eye flick, not a head turn...having to turn my head is what bugs me about the stockers.

What's your take?

--Indecisive Tom--
 

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I have the 3rd eye mirror (bar end) and it doesnt seem like it is too low. I know it looks that way, but I am not having issues. Heck, for $15 try it out, if you like it, upgrade to the CRG if thats the route you want to take. KNow what I mean?
 

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You should look in the
Mod's and Accessories forum
http://www.ducatimonster.org/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=parts

I saw a few diffrent threads about mirror options. A lot said that simple bicycle hb mirrors did the trick for much less.

Also, I am pretty much a newbie myself, but a head turn cannot be replaced with mirrors. there is alway the lane contention that you couldn't see without actually turning your head and checking for clearance.
 

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I've got CRG lanesplitters and I really like them. They're well made, they look good and most importantly, they work well.

I was a bit aprehensive about the looking-down deal, but they're fine.
 

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I'm getting the confusion mirrors. I personally think the mounting is really slick. The curvature of the piece that connects the mirror to the bar is really nice. I also like the shape of the mirror itself.

I was also thinking that you could rotate the mirrors 180' and they wouldn't stick out as much, in case the width is a problem?

I didn't go with the bar end CRG's because I don't want my handlebar area to be any wider than it already is.

note - I don't know how well you can see out of thse at all, since I haven't recieved my bike back yet. But I don't look in mirrors much anyhoo. I think they can be adjusted to allow me to see my blind spot, just like the stockers did.
 

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Please do remember visibility in a mirror is a case by case based opinion. I think its definitely a function of the height of the rider and lenght of their hands. I know people for who stock mirrors worked just fine. They definitely dint work for me. So the option for after market.
CRG's are definitely cool, well made and very functional a lil pricey around 70-80$. Third eyes heard they have vibration issues at high speeds.
Napolean Barren mirrors. My personal favorites. Gives my bike a perfect caferacer, look very functional. wide range of adjustment, narrow profile(u can get this by playing around the adjustment) and gives u a good metric allen key with every new mirror ;).
Do remember the new duc classics I think the sport 1000 feature these mirrors as stock mirrors .. just another testimony that these mirrors are cool ;) although they are in chrome. The best part is these mirrors are only 20$. so even if u knock one out.. cheap replacement.


Some options that I dint see people discuss are
http://www.whaccessories.com/MokoMirrorBlack.jpg

http://www.whaccessories.com/wpe47592.gif
 

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Or if you want to get a little more creative - I redid my Napolean Barens kind of like as seen on Zina Kelly's site.

I bolted mine through the hollow pivot bolt on the levers with a neoprene washer underneath the mirror to keep them in position better without having to over tighten the nut and bolt. The only real mod involved is to trim the tapered plug part of the bar mount flush with the flat bottom of the mount housing with a hacksaw.

The pictures show the mirrors up high then out wider one click which is where I keep them to see around my elbows better. Almost resembles SBK type mirrors because they look closer to the fairing than the handlebars.







 

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I have the confusions on order, but I have seen them in action. The mirror is smaller than it seems and I think that it does not have any convex to it, just flat.
 
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I second the third eye option. I have them and like them. I would put the money into something cooler.

and like he said, if you don't like them it's only 15 bux.

travis
 
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