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Old 10-21-2012, 01:55 PM   #31 (permalink)
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They look fantastic, but can you actually see much with bar ends?
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:13 PM   #32 (permalink)
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They look fantastic, but can you actually see much with bar ends?
I don't know about the eBay mirrors, but I can see more out of the stock Thruxton bar ends than I can with the conventional mirrors on my wife's bike.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:06 AM   #33 (permalink)
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UPDATE

I received the mirrors yesterday...pretty quickly considering they came from china with "free" shipping.

The quality is quite good, as described by the OP. I removed the expander and it did in fact bolt right into the stock 1" Thruxton bars. The bolt they came with was the correct size and the entire assembly fits very tightly. Pretty impressed with what I got considering it was only $23 for the pair. Will post a pic later when I have some time.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:36 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Yep, I just received mine, too. A couple of crappy cell phone shots:





I'll take a few more photos if it ever stops raining here. No chance to ride yet.

I asked my wife if she noticed anything different. When she finally noticed, she cried: "On no! No! They're too small! Take them off! Take them off!!"

I, on the other hand, dig 'em.

As stated above by Mr. sdezz_Thrux, they bolt right on to the 1" bar; no fuss, no muss. They look a bit too black and glossy right now, but I think some time spent in the sun will fix that in short order. These mirrors are not adjustable once installed, so it may take a few cracks to get 'em just right.

A couple of folks here have said they don't care for the convex glass, but for a mirror of this small size, I don't think a flat piece of glass would cut it, it's just too small. No problem for me, in any case; I always do shoulder checks.

Can someone who has ridden with these comment on vibration, please? Thanks!
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:15 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I get no vibration at all riding with these. Also although they are convex they don't give me any false visuals at all. The extra field of vision it provides more than outweighs the slightly curved perspective. Afterall bike mirrors are just there to alert you something is there, if it is then you give a lifesaver. Id never pull out or lane change purely relying on a mirror check.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:50 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I get no vibration at all riding with these. Also although they are convex they don't give me any false visuals at all. The extra field of vision it provides more than outweighs the slightly curved perspective. Afterall bike mirrors are just there to alert you something is there, if it is then you give a lifesaver. Id never pull out or lane change purely relying on a mirror check.
I would agree. I'd say they are more clear than the stock napoleons that came with the bike. They certainly alert you to what is behind you, but I ALWAYS give a head check before changing lanes..
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:26 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I bought them too, it'll be some time before they arrive I guess, got the silver ones, might be the first to post pics on how they look on a bonnie. Do you know of anyone passing their MOTs/inspections/whatever you call it with these on? I broke one of the stock mirrors and at present can't actually mount them back on just for the MOT.
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They'll pass an m.o.t no problem. Technically you don't even need mirrors for an m.o.t test. However if they're supposed to be there and they are missing its a fail.
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I have small Rizoma at end mirrors. Love em. They work brilliantly. Don't seem as small as they are.


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Old 11-03-2012, 11:31 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Went for a 100km spin today, would have froze my nuts off were it not for the long johns. Very happy with these mirrors. Solid as a rock, no vibration, absolutely clear at any RPM, unlike the stock mirrors. It remains to be seen how well the finish will withstand the elements over time, but for a measly twenty five bucks, I'm a happy customer!

Thanks for the tip, Prior!

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