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I can't see much past my shoulders with stock mirrors. Would like to replace them. I use bar end CRG Arrows on my Aprilia Tuono and love them. The Honda's bar ends look to be a beast to remove to fit bar ends that'll take the mirror mounts. Suggestions?


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squeeze the clip just under the end of the handle grips, at the same time use a large screw driver between the grip & the bar end weight . get it past clip lock then you can pull it out. I damaged one clip but got the other one out when i figured out it has a spring clip on it. I like the idea of bar end mirrors too. Was thinking about quality bicycle bar end mirrors might work. be cheaper too
 

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Thank you. I will peel back the grips and look for the retaining slots. Then I think I'll get CRG Arrows.

The bar end for the mirror (which CRG sells to accommodate their mirror) doesn't seem to be as massive as the stock end and weight. Is this a big issue?
 

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Ok, well, I rolled the grips back 3 cm or so and there is no clip or engagement device of any type that I can see. Any other thoughts on removing the bar end weights? I can get the bar ends off without any problem (the long Phillips-head screw), but the weights inside the handlebar just sit there, mocking my ineptitude.
 

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After removing the bar end. I screwed in another bolt with the same sized threads. This bolt stuck out enough to put a pair of vise grips on it. After spraying a little lube up between the bar and insert I whacked on the vise grips with a hammer. It popped right out.:D
 

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Amen on them not being long enough. When I ride in a tshirt, they are not really wide enough, and when I wear my riding jacket, I get a pretty good view of it. I've pushed them all the way forward, the only thing that would help is to widen them.
 

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My experience too, buffalo.


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some thing that helps for me is to buy the little round sticky mirrors and put them at the bottom out side corners of the mirror. Not only do the help but the also help seeing behind you in a tuck... if you do that type of tabooo thing:p
If you look you can even got ones you can adjust.
 

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I didn't like the stock mirrors. They look like, you know and they don't do that great of being rear view mirrors!
The pics show what I did. By getting all that stock stuff off the bike and then putting on these aftermarket mirrors on you will have lightened the handlebars by 2 lbs.!!!
I have excellent views of what is behind me now! I still think mirrors look ugly on my bike but it's an improvement from stock.
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That looks good but I thought the weights in bars was to dampen the vibration.

Where did you get the bar end mirrors?
 

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I didn't like the stock mirrors. They look like, you know and they don't do that great of being rear view mirrors!
The pics show what I did. By getting all that stock stuff off the bike and then putting on these aftermarket mirrors on you will have lightened the handlebars by 2 lbs.!!!
I have excellent views of what is behind me now! I still think mirrors look ugly on my bike but it's an improvement from stock.
Randy
I can't use bar end mirrors because I ride in a tuck at higher speeds. The factory mirrors work perfect for that.
 

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What does riding in a tuck postion at higher speeds have to do with it?
I have had these mirrors up to 91mph twice in a tuck positions and no problems.
There is alittle vibration with the weights out but it is bearable
http://psr-usa.com/ I used PSR mirrors $90.00 each. BTW only left side mirrors are required in CA, USA
 

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Slender you are absolutly right! I bet your looking at sky in the stock mirrors when in a tuck position. I don't think mirrors are very usefull while in a tuck position
 

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Slender you are absolutly right! I bet your looking at sky in the stock mirrors when in a tuck position. I don't think mirrors are very usefull while in a tuck position
I re adjust the mirrors when I get on the highway and again when I sit up for city driving at the exit ramp. I can see behind me like two TV screens without even moving my head while in a tuck. No elbows. Pefect vision and a large image and viewing angle since you are closer to the mirrors. I wouldn't want any bike without a nice fairing and forward mounted mirrors. The designers at Honda did a great job of making this bike all things to all people and keeping it very cheap to buy.
 

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some thing that helps for me is to buy the little round sticky mirrors and put them at the bottom out side corners of the mirror. Not only do the help but the also help seeing behind you in a tuck... if you do that type of tabooo thing:p
If you look you can even got ones you can adjust.
+1 - I have adjustable ones FTW.

Eyein' those CRG Arrows though, kinda hot - and more mirrors wouldn't hurt. :D
 

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Slender you are absolutly right! I bet your looking at sky in the stock mirrors when in a tuck position. I don't think mirrors are very usefull while in a tuck position
How did you remove the screws that hold the stalks? With the "stock" allen wrench?
 
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