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post #1 of 156 (permalink) Old 12-07-2009, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Perfect Mirrors..

After much searching and trying out different models and types, I believe that I have finally found the best set of mirrors for a 2009/10 Bonneville.

The stock chrome "rabbit ear" mirrors are very good cop-spotters, but spoil the outline of the Bonny somewhat, being so high.

The various bar-end mirrors I tried all had faults, some being too small, and all of them being too wide for trickling up between lines of traffic to the front at the lights.

The best made bar end mirrors I tried were the Halcyon's from the UK, but these had the 'too wide' problem in lane splitting, just like the bar end Napoleons did.

The very small CRG's and their various eBay copies had me peering at them trying to see further back than the back end of my bike, and spotting a fast-moving Patrol car sneaking up behind you at any distance was well nigh impossible.

The Triumph aftermarket mirrors were ok, but you had to fiddle around with the grips to get them to fit on the ends of the handle bar properly.

I tried all sorts of mirrors from eBay, looking for the "perfect" mirror for my black 2009 Bonneville.


Finally! I found them.

A set of black bolt-on Napoleons

These bolt straight into the standard 2009/10 mirror threads on the Bonny. Napoleon supply the bolts with the mirrors, you simply screw them on.

They look great, they work really well, you don't have to fold them in to lane-split, you can spot a cop a long way back, and the mirror adjustments all work excellently. They have a lovely low profile, and fit the look of the Bonneville beautifully.

Not only that, but with 28" wide bars you can fit the Bonny through some fairly tight spaces in traffic jams without having to worry about banging your bar-end mirrors against cage driver rear vision side mirrors...

Highly Recommended...


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Great looking mirrors spooky!

Before he did it, I'd have said it couldn't be done.
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My Napoleons attached to my clip on ends are perfect. I good clear view at any speed - possibly the best mirror set up of any motorcycle I have owned. Not good for lane splitting though. I would attach pictures but...

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OK pictures fixed. Took me some jiggery pokery but there they are.

So they are regular napoleon bar ends, but mounted on the normal mirror position, is that right?

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Mirrors...

Well Prop, they are like regular Nap bar end mirrors, but the mounting hole is enlarged to take the bigger bolt that the standard Bonneville mirror thread demands.

As you all can now see, [thanks to [Prop] they are a plug and play setup, no mods required. Napoleon supply the bolts in the package, and the new mirrors just bolt right into the old Triumph holes on the 2009/10 Bonneville.

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I want them.

That is exactly the look I am after for my 09. Where did you get them from? Do you have a part number? Thanks for doing all the legwork!
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I got them from British Customs in USA. www.british-customs.com

SKU AC01-009B Napoleon Screw In Mirror. Option: Black. MSRP: $44-98.




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Spooky, what handlebars are those?
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Mirrors / Handlebars..

They are called black "Euro" bars. eBay seller sportingforless sells a fairly large assortment of cheap excellent bars like these on his site on the 'bay.

I cut an inch off each end to bring them down to 28 inches, and swung the ends down a bit to give a more "sporty" look and feel.

So far, they have been great, and combined with the black Napoleons, look the business...

They are hollow, no bar end inserts and come in either chrome or black finish.


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