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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-17-2019, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Filtering and mirrors

As I filter through traffic in my Bobber, I’ve noticed that my stock mirrors are exactly the same height of most cars on the road. If not for the mirrors, I could easily slide in under car mirrors. I think the stock mirrors work great except for this one area. What are those who filter doing with their mirrors? Flipping the stock mirrors? Smaller bar ends? Stalk mirrors?
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-17-2019, 10:01 PM
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Hi kilyung,

I know what you mean. I never got on with the stock mirrors as I found they just stuck out too much for me. So I fitted some nice Speedmaster mirrors in a more traditional position and love them.

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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 09:07 AM
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I replaced the originals with a pair from TEC (UK) that have shorter stalks and a reduced mirror size. They also fit perfectly over the stock spacers.

https://shop.tecbikeparts.com/produc...bar-end-mirror

There is a distributor in the USA too:

https://www.tecbikepartsusa.com/
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post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 10:16 AM
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I consider this often as well, but I also commute from Woodland Hills to North Hollywood on the 101, so as much as I don’t like the larger mirrors and their clearance, I do like having the ability to look quickly. So I’m still having the internal debate if I’m ready to sacrifice some safety for aesthetic.

I tried crg lansplitters on my Ducati, and I felt like it took me longer to glance at them, and removed after a week.

I’m possibly considering bc tracker bars with a stem mirror.
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post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 01:48 PM
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Srock ones are fine for me filtering, get well under most vans and funnily cars here in the UK, act as a nice barrier between fingers and a missed low mirror too, mught need to start a collection of collected mirrors again :P
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post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-22-2019, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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I replaced the originals with a pair from TEC (UK) that have shorter stalks and a reduced mirror size. They also fit perfectly over the stock spacers.

https://shop.tecbikeparts.com/produc...bar-end-mirror

There is a distributor in the USA too:

https://www.tecbikepartsusa.com/
How high from the end of the bar does the TEC mirror extend? I like the almost stock look of those.

For now, I’ve angled the stock mirror stalks a little more forward and rotated the mirrors themselves inward and down which effectively lowers them a little.
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How high from the end of the bar does the TEC mirror extend?.
Kilyung, I'll have to measure them and get back to you, and I'll take a photo comparing the two for scale as well.
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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 02:07 PM
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I'd really love some smaller bar ends as well, the TEC ones look nice. Do you have a picture one the bike Johnny?
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post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 05:21 PM
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i'm liking the TEC mirrors too! little more streamlined and compact but still high quality.

the more i look at the stock mirrors, it reminds me somewhat of like a moose's antlers in how they curve up. or if they are mounted upside-down, it kind of resembles a ram's horns. anybody else see the resemblances?
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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 06:55 PM
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The TEC mirrors are just cheap rizoma knockoffs, bypass the middle man and buy them for $15 USD https://m.alibaba.com/product/607022...andle-Bar.html

Or $20 here https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F264369605404
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