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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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I just replaced the “bunny ear” mirrors with a set of Arrows. Here’s a short review.

I decided to get rid of the stock mirrors on my R bc I was seeing way too much of my elbows and not enough behind me. I also didn’t like the way they look, but that wouldn’t have bothered me if they actually worked well.

I considered the Triumph bar end mirrors. They apparently provide a better view, but I’ve heard complaints about the vibrating at higher revs.

I finally came across arrows, which have excellent reviews. Yes, they ARE overpriced, but I also didn’t want to have issues with a Chinese knock-off.

My impressions so far is that they feel like a highly quality product. They feel robust. They give an excellent view of everything behind you. They are, however, more convex than most but not to the point where it’s a problem.

Not only are they functional, they look great. They go perfect with the Triple. Like they were meant for streetfighters.

One mistake I did was take them apart. Do not to do this. There so many parts for something as simple as a mirror. There are many small pieces, including tiny bb bearings, that can get easily lost. There’s also some type of goopy substance for the bearings that makes a mess. I was finally able to get everything back together, but it was a pain.

One question I do have for anyone that has replaced mirrors on the 765 S or R is whether I actually need a screw for the hole on the brake reservoir side where the old mirror was attached. The Triumph instruction manual seems to suggest you do, but it doesn’t appear that it’s necessary. I think the the screw on older triples held together the brake reservoir and that the manual just hasn’t been updated.

Thanks for the help

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 08:31 PM
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We replaced the rabbit ears on my fiancÚ's R and ran without screws in the original holes for a week without any issues. She wanted some red screws to compliment the subframe and knockoff Arrows.

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I stupidly purchased the Triumph bar end mirrors with my R and immediately regretted my decision. They're needlessly large, made of plastic, and are blurry as hell at highway speeds.
I replaced them with the CRG Lane Splitters for their simplicity and quality and couldn't be happier.
I had the Arrows on my last bike and loved them too. Just wanted to try something different with the Triumph.
I recommend CRG's to everybody.

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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-26-2019, 10:27 AM
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Whats weird is triumph makes a set of metal bar end mirrors, they just don't come with the RS.

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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-27-2019, 01:26 AM
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I'd like to see some pics too.

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Whats weird is triumph makes a set of metal bar end mirrors, they just don't come with the RS.
My RS's bar end mirrors are metal.

They are OK. They do start to vibrate at higher speeds, which is not optimal.
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 02:59 PM
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I've got Arrows on my R and they look and work great (I found the stock mirrors were mostly only good for looking at my elbows).

The dealer sold me some OEM plastic plugs for the stock mirror holes but I don't have the part number handy. They were only a few bucks each, in any case. I put the flat back bar end finishers (A9630437) on and they look pretty all right, though unfortunately the dealer only ordered me one the first time so I'm still waiting for the other.

EDIT: I found the packaging for the stock mirror plugs and the part number is A9740065. Also got my second finisher in. The finishers don't look perfect because they're really meant to go with the Triumph bar end mirrors (the RS comes with them installed), but they do look a lot better than just leaving it with no end cap.

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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 12:43 AM
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I got the CRG knock-offs (many pictures in at least two other threads of mine) for $29 or so. They were going to be placeholders just to see if I liked the solution before spending the $$$ on CRG's.

I liked them so much they are at more than 18 months on the bike. Super solid, great construction/fit/finish, and the optics are very clean. Glad I went the $29 route instead of the triple digit "real" Arrows.

I've detailed this more thoroughly in the threads on my bike and all my modifications/additions in early 2018.

Not knocking the genuine CRG mirrors, but chiming in to say that my experience with the very inexpensive look-alikes turned out to be so good I never felt the need to upgrade. I should also note that I am *very anal about my bike and its looks - again, lots of pictures on my other threads bear witness to that. This was one case where (at least for me) a super low dollar solution worked out very well.
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As requested, pix of the CRG Lanesplitters.
They fold flat inward.
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