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post #21 of 63 Old 03-19-2012, 06:19 PM
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Those e-bay mirrors look like they will angle up too much… I found some mirrors from BikeMaster for $30.00.
Here is what they look like. My bike is dirty in this picture, I got to clean it up and do a photo shoot day....

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Thanks a ton, I'll take a look there and see what I can find. The only problem with going to the dealer is I don't have a local Honda Powersport dealer. I got the bike at a Kawasaki/Kymco dealer.
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Originally Posted by furious_blue View Post
I wish that they stuck out further and offered a wider view so that I could see both behind me and reasonably to the side of me... As it is now it seems that can only have one or the other and it's a safety compromise..
Me too! I currently have to lean, or tuck an elbow to see behind me. Its a safety issue for me also.
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Originally Posted by sendler View Post
I think the stock mirrors work well. They are big and bright and the stalk style allows them to sit out much wider than most other sport bikes which usually just give you a nice view of your arm. They are made from high quality parts and there is zero shake or buzz in the image. The adjustment friction is very firm so they can't change postion unless you move them which I do twice per commute because I tuck on the highway. Functional mirrors are important on a motorcycle and these offer a safe view of what is behind you.
I agree I have no problem with the stock mirrors. Work great
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i think stock mirrors look like the ears of dunbo.
Besides, you cannot see anything if you are changing lanes and leaning. Especially dangerous in high traffic.
bar end mirrors kill the clearance while riding between cars.
so i changed them three times, first found a shitty plastic black one, blur like hell, changed right away. Second one, razor sharp red framed mirrors but one got cracked so bought the same one but black this time. Red one run out of stock still black is also nice and stronger! 22 usd. These all cost me around 50 usd here in Thailand.
Stable mirrors, do not change direction for a long enough time, toured with them and clearance is very good for tight conditions.
fast changing lanes are safer now besides, it is better for high beams and sun but little small.
I must admit though, stock one was the tightest and strongest.
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My shoulders measure 25 inches across. The mirrors on the CBR measure slightly less than 24 inches from inside edge to inside edge. No amount of adjustment is going to solve that problem.

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Originally Posted by sendler View Post
Push the stalks forward until they are straight out to the side from the mount and you gain some width. Most people have them swept back for a more aero look.
Yesterday I was looking at mine and while I thought they were all the way out, they weren't. Played with them a bit and it makes a huge difference.

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I adjusted them once when I got the bike (a-la-sendler), and I *like* the stock mirrors... they actually work -- and I'm pretty broad-shouldered (my Ninja buddy wants to replace his, however).
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I have a good view of my armpits. Besides, they look like bug antennae. Mirrors along with the stock exhaust are a major flaw. The 600rr has a nice alternative but doesn't quite fit the 250 frame. PTCary purchased a set of mirrors initially fit for the 600 but felt he cld retrofit on the 250. Much better classy look as well as functionality. I've replaced the exhaust along with other mods. Next is the windscreen and mirrors. After this season, im geting the 600rr. Lust!!! I TELL YOU PURE LUST!!!!!


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Originally Posted by DarkWings View Post
I cant seem to get the **** things positioned in a way that lets me see anything but my arm.

They provide a wonderful view of the inside of my elbow and arm, regardless of how I ahave the arms adjusted. If I want to see what is behind me, I have to either splay my arm away from my body to luck between, or pull it in to look around. That really surprised me after all the reviews seemed to praise the mirrors, and from the way they stick way out, one would imagine they would actually offer a view of behind. Maybe I have chicken wings for arms.

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