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    Low profile mirrors
    on: May 07, 2023, 11.27 am
    May 07, 2023, 11.27 am
    I have the stock rear view mirrors and i hate 2 things. They are ugly because they are too high and, where i live the roads are too narrow and when lane filtering, i hit taller car, like vans, mirrors. Most 3rd party mirrors i see, like handlebar mirrors are even worse as they get even more wider to the outside.

    On the other hand, i have no idea if lower profile mirrors will maintain good and safe view or if i will end up seeing my hands instead of rear view.

    Blade type mirrors also look nice and add to the aerodynamics but i assume that the view still be seriously compromised.

    So, any suggestion? Good looking mirrors, lower than stock with good view that won't break after a few months?

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    Re: Low profile mirrors
    Reply #1 on: May 07, 2023, 11.32 am
    May 07, 2023, 11.32 am
    The stock mirrors arenít any wider than the handlebars, so Iím confused how the mirrors will hit cars if your bars donít. As for bar end mirrors, you can mount them so they point in instead of out, so they also wouldnít be any wider than the bars, but would be lower profile. Iíve recently fitted bar end mirrors to mine. I went with highsider as I didnít want cheap mirrors that would break either. As for the view, itís better than stock as Iím not looking at my shoulder/arm, so even though theyíre smaller, I can see more.

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    Re: Low profile mirrors
    Reply #2 on: May 07, 2023, 11.39 am
    May 07, 2023, 11.39 am
    *Originally Posted by RobZ900 [+]
    The stock mirrors arenít any wider than the handlebars, so Iím confused how the mirrors will hit cars if your bars donít. As for bar end mirrors, you can mount them so they point in instead of out, so they also wouldnít be any wider than the bars, but would be lower profile. Iíve recently fitted bar end mirrors to mine. I went with highsider as I didnít want cheap mirrors that would break either. As for the view, itís better than stock as Iím not looking at my shoulder/arm, so even though theyíre smaller, I can see more.

    Yes, they are not wider than handlebars and i agree, you can't hit cars with them. When lane filtering you pass through tall vehicles like vans, small buses and tracks. My mirrors will hit their mirrors. That's what i tried to say.

    I've seen the option of turning the bar end mirrors to the inside but my doubt is if they will still offer good rear view. Also, I've heard most people who have them that they are not stable on the bar end and they move

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    Re: Low profile mirrors
    Reply #3 on: May 07, 2023, 11.49 am
    May 07, 2023, 11.49 am
    Canít say what the view would be like as I have mine facing out, but if you fit bar end mirrors on bar ends that bolt into the end of the bars, theyíre solid. I donít like the pressure fit type as I find they can still twist, but bar ends that bolt in are solid. Done 120mph on mine with them and they didnít move.

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    Re: Low profile mirrors
    Reply #4 on: May 07, 2023, 06.19 pm
    May 07, 2023, 06.19 pm
    I have the CRG Hindsight LS bar end mirrors.  They can be folded in for lanesplitting and barely add anything to handlebar width when folded.

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    Re: Low profile mirrors
    Reply #5 on: May 29, 2023, 06.52 pm
    May 29, 2023, 06.52 pm
    I went with highsider bar ends and Motogadget "glassless" mirrors.  With the bar ends and after market mirrors, you can position them down-and-in, which makes them pretty compact and low profile.  It looks good, but it was a trade off of visibility, and the extra motion to look down.  I ultimately settled on positioning them up and out, which works well functionally and still looks great.

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    Re: Low profile mirrors
    Reply #6 on: May 29, 2023, 07.27 pm
    May 29, 2023, 07.27 pm
    *Originally Posted by Moto.Maddox [+]
    I went with highsider bar ends and Motogadget "glassless" mirrors.  With the bar ends and after market mirrors, you can position them down-and-in, which makes them pretty compact and low profile.  It looks good, but it was a trade off of visibility, and the extra motion to look down.  I ultimately settled on positioning them up and out, which works well functionally and still looks great.

    Those glass less mirrors look awesome, considered them myself, but ultimately price won the day and I settled for highsider. To be fair, they were my first choice before I saw the glass less ones.

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    Re: Low profile mirrors
    Reply #7 on: May 29, 2023, 07.28 pm
    May 29, 2023, 07.28 pm
    *Originally Posted by RobZ900 [+]
    The stock mirrors arenít any wider than the handlebars, so Iím confused how the mirrors will hit cars if your bars donít.

    I have the same "problem" with stock mirrors. Not that they are wider than handlebars, but they are the same height as mirrors on most of the Cars.