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I saw someone earlier on one of the first couple pages mention something about wishing Rizoma would make something for our bikes - and if what I saw from another thread about certain CBR 600RR's mirrors fitting our bikes, then I think we're in luck!

I found this picture on their site, and I'm going to try to re-create it:

The site says: "Above shows BS778B and Prototype Naked on Honda CBR600RR 09>"

I've contacted them to get the correct adapters, and I'll let you know how it works out.
 

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As a matter of interest, has anyone mounted mirrors on the bars yet? I don't mean bar end mirrors, I mean the ones that go into the threads on your brake and clutch lever brackets. The stock ones aren't too bad, but I've had better on other bikes.
I have my mirrors positioned on the handlebars. I freakin' love it. I'll take a picture here in a second.
 

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I don't think CBRs stock mirrors aren't that functional, apart of being so ugly. When I'm riding and have to look on the mirrors, I still have to move my arm inward a bit to see what's behind me... I even put a small blindspot mirror on each but it just improved slightly. I have tried adjusting it many times to cope up with my riding preference but I'm still not satisfied.
 

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Tomorrow, I'm going bar end mirror. Just the left hand side, we'll see how it works out. Oh, and with a little help from our fellow 250ers, it appears that a single left hand mirror is perefectly legal in CA.

Seen some on Amazon for like $20, stopped by the local shop, the wanted $85!

They look the same to me, I would just cheap out and try the Amazon mirrors.
they are not the same - the cheap ones will vibrate like crazy. a buddy even had the glass fall off due to vibration. the good bar-end mirrors usually go for around $75-$90
 

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I read somewhere in this forum about running between cars, ARE YOU OUT YOUR EVER LOVING MIND, legal or not, that is just a recipe for disaster!
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that's life in Cali or you'd better get used to sitting in traffic for hours with non-stop clutching...

i'm 6'3" and find the stock mirrors work perfect. they are pretty goofy looking though and was thinking of going to bar-end type. maybe i'll try just tucking the stock ones in for a while. love to see some pics of bar-ends installed. cheers!
 

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im going mirror less. I dont ride it enough to warrant mirrors and I head check religiously.
i wouldn't recommend that as head checking doesn't give you a clear view of what's behind. When you are stopped at the lights, unless you plan on having your head turned 180 degrees to look at cars approaching from behind, you won't be able to see them and could get rear ended where this could have been avoidable if you saw them approaching at speed prior.

Also if the police want to pull you over for whatever reason, you won't notice them behind you if they put their lights on initially and then when they eventually pull you over they will wonder why you didn't stop immediately and then most likely notice that you don't have any mirrors and book you.

Also, one of the reasons why you have to have mirrors is becuase if there is an emergency vehicle/s approaching from behind, you are relying solely on sound and they don't always put their sirens on (well in Australia at least) and you won't be able to know if they are approaching from behind until they are right up your arse trying to get past and you could hinder their path, so to sum it up...not a good idea both from a legal and safety standpoint! :)
 

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I read somewhere in this forum about running between cars, ARE YOU OUT YOUR EVER LOVING MIND, legal or not, that is just a recipe for disaster!
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Running between cars, also known as lane splitting or filtering when traffic is stationary is perfectly safe i believe when traffic is stationary. If you do it at high speed i recommend you plan your funeral before riding that day because that appears very dangerous to me ;)

When cars are stationary and you filter to the front, you avoid being rear ended, jammed up in traffic with cars in front, behind and to your side which can merge into your lane once traffic starts moving off again, and once you get to the front of the lights for example and escape the traffic, you are out in the open and all the traffic is behind you when the lights change to green, and you have sort of like a safety zone around you. Time saving is also a benefit of it but it also makes you more visible when you are out the front of traffic :)

Also if you are commuting into the city in peak hour traffic, why take the bike if you can sit in a car instead and do the same thing by waiting behind everyone while sniffing exhaust fumes and sweat a lot more if you are riding in hot weather?

Just my $0.02 :)
 

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Lane splitting and filtering is legal in Cali because it's SAFE. Police will only ticket you if you do not do it in a "safe and prudent manner." ie, if traffic is going 50 and you start lane-splitting, you're going to get a ticket.
 

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As a matter of interest, has anyone mounted mirrors on the bars yet? I don't mean bar end mirrors, I mean the ones that go into the threads on your brake and clutch lever brackets. The stock ones aren't too bad, but I've had better on other bikes.
Yeah, glad you asked this Wynne, I've thought about asking months ago but never got around to it, nor have I tried moving my mirrors but interesting idea and I think would get them out further?

How about that pic Leaf? :)
 

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I'm trying to replace my mirrors and am having trouble getting the stalk out of the mounting bracket. it seems to be impossible to unbolt that center bolt! has anyone else run into this issue?
 

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Mine were a bit difficult to remove as well, just use the proper size allen. I put a drop of oil on them before I re installed and now they work smoothly, if that helps.
 

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You might want to get a 3/8" socket with the proper sized metrix hex to give yourself a tad more leverage. Just be sure the hex fits snugly into the cap screw or you'll risk stripping it.
 

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I'm trying to replace my mirrors and am having trouble getting the stalk out of the mounting bracket. it seems to be impossible to unbolt that center bolt! has anyone else run into this issue?
yeah i managed to get one mirror off, but the other one i stripped the bolt and now it won't come out :eek:

but yes the mirrors and passenger footpegs and grab rails are done up very tightly and are quite hard tgo remove. Like someone else said, make sure you have the correct size allen key and try your best :)
 

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I'm trying to replace my mirrors and am having trouble getting the stalk out of the mounting bracket. it seems to be impossible to unbolt that center bolt! has anyone else run into this issue?
The mounting bracket is part of the mirror assemble, the center bolt is not intended to be removed. To remove the mirrors, you remove the two smaller screws.
 

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I just went on Lucky Bike's website and purchased a set of 2006 cbr600rr
aftermarket mirrors, then went on ebay and bought the one inch spacers
for cbr250r mirrors. It all works really well. I had to buy the spacers because the 600's mirrors are too short and my levers were tapping the
mirrors. Once the spacers were put on it raised the mirrors nicely. Just
perfect now. Remember, the only thing of you that you should see in
your mirror would be a part of both arms in the inner most vertical part of
the mirror.
 

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I just went on Lucky Bike's website and purchased a set of 2006 cbr600rr
aftermarket mirrors, then went on ebay and bought the one inch spacers
for cbr250r mirrors. It all works really well. I had to buy the spacers because the 600's mirrors are too short and my levers were tapping the
mirrors. Once the spacers were put on it raised the mirrors nicely. Just
perfect now. Remember, the only thing of you that you should see in
your mirror would be a part of both arms in the inner most vertical part of
the mirror.
That's all I see with the stock mirrors (ie. a properly set up mirror)...I/m not sure what changing to 600RR mirrors offer then?

Dave
 

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