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JHScoot
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:23 pm    Post subject: Bar End Mirrors? Reply with quote

Hi MB Smile

Will these or anything like these fit the Bud? Cheap, I know. Aesthetics, lacking. I just want to see behind me, folks.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-3-FOLDABLE-2-ROTATION-BAR-END-MIRRORS-HONDA-YAMAHA-SUZUKI-KAWASAKI-BUELL-/180984627782?hash=item2a23864246&item=180984627782&pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr

Also, any issues getting them in? Pretty sure I need to cut the grips. These also say you can clamp 'em. Recommended or not secure enough?

Lane splitting? Any of you who use bar ends notice any issues, there? I get close and would like not to scrape, or take extra measures not to.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice price!

Yeah, 7/8" bar-end mirrors will fit on the Buddy - I have the non-folding variety installed. You WILL need to Dremel the throttle-grip-tube on the right hand side, as the hole in the end of the plastic tube is < 7/8". Once you do that, though, the doodad will slip in.

Search for Dalvarado's thread for pictures.

And yes, you will need to either cut a bigger hole in the end of the stock grips or get some others that have a bar-end-compatible hole already. I used the same Electra grips as Dalvarado, and they do look sweet on the Italia:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Bar End Mirrors? Reply with quote

JHScoot wrote:
Lane splitting? Any of you who use bar ends notice any issues, there? I get close and would like not to scrape, or take extra measures not to.

I asked a motorcyclist friend with bar-ends about this. Usually, they'll pass under car mirrors. To make them lower, you can orient them so they're under the handlebars instead of on top. And get the folding ones. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys, great info. just wanted to stop in and say so and bump the thread for those who may have the same questions.

thanks once more!! now to go shopping Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If clamped, the right side mirror would move with the throttle, making it useless.
Unless I'm missing something???

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nope most likely right on that. different with mc's and the exposed bars
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Negative, guys.

The mirror isn't clamped to the grip, but instead has a post that goes inside the bar and expands when you turn an external screw, thus gripping the inside of the 7/8" bar itself.

Like I said, see Dalvarado's thread for details and many photos:
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4495

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome thanks for the additional info

this "dremel" business? is it best to use a dremel tool or can something be substituted> i don't have these kinds of tools and have never used one. but i am willing to grab one and use it, of course

would this or something like it suffice? its the cheapest i found in a quick search

http://www.walmart.com/ip/15173820?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227000000000&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=&wl3=21486607510&wl4=&wl5=pla&veh=sem

oh wait. just found this at HFT. any suggestions for the DIY'er and this job?

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=dremel+tool

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't need to use a true Dremel, per se, but you'd need a file that would fit inside the 7/8" tube to grind away the little tabs on the end cap of the throttle tube. Those tabs serve no real purpose, but they do get in the way of the bar-end expander. Even a good sharp utility knife might cut the tabs off.

Those tools you linked would do the job, using a heavy-grit sanding drum.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the mirror I have on my CBR250. It's an Oberon Street fighter 60mm. Prob is that with my elite, it doesn't come with bar end, so it wouuld look a bit more funky to have something sticking out of one side and not the other. On the PCX, it comes with bar ends stock, and would look more appropriate. But YES, it comes in VERY handy when splitting lanes here in CA.

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