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Flipped mirrors and visiabilty

Iíve seen a few people flip their stock mirrors upside down to get rid of the moose antler look of the mirrors. Definitely cleans up the look of the front without costing anything. Howís the visibility? The stock mirrors arenít pretty but they are very functional in terms of visibility.
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Personally I love the look of the bar end mirrors on the Bobber. I would never change them.
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Hi Gents,

I'm sort of in the opposite camp (controversial..) and never really got to grips with the bar end mirrors so opted for another solution. But as always each to there own.

I do think the upside down bar end mirrors look darn cool though.

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I have the high bars, so I can only speak to the visibility with the mirrors below the high bars; to me the visibility is excellent! It's a very easy glance below my forearms to see exactly what's going on behind me. Not sure if the mirrors below the standard/low bars would obstruct the handlebars from turning fully or not.

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I have the stock drag bars. I tried flipping mine and put them back immediately. Looks cool, but for me my arms block them in that position.
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Iíve seen a few people flip their stock mirrors upside down to get rid of the moose antler look of the mirrors. Definitely cleans up the look of the front without costing anything. Howís the visibility? The stock mirrors arenít pretty but they are very functional in terms of visibility.
Mine are flipped for asthetic reasons only. The view of is not pretty. My arms are slightly in the way of a clear view and with the mirrors down, you have to take your eyes off the road a little longer than if they were still up. Iím living with it and used to it for now, but may change back. I typically drive rural roads without much traffic....thatís my excuse for the limited visibility! Hope it keeps working?
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I'm in Roy's camp. The stock bar end mirrors are an aesthetic and functional disaster no matter which way you turn them. I opted for this solution.

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I have the stock drag bars. I tried flipping mine and put them back immediately. Looks cool, but for me my arms block them in that position.
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Not only did my arms get in the way but it required looking further down than before which robbed me of some peripheral vision of the road ahead.
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I opted for one Triumph branded bar end peep mirror (right way up). It gives a surprisingly good rearward view for such a small mirror.


I never could get with the flipped mirror thing. To me, it looks like the mirrors have come loose and drooped under the bars!
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I have installed hte mirrors https://www.bb-speedshop.de/en/trium...-montana?c=140 and bars https://www.bb-speedshop.de/en/trium...s-inside?c=140 from BikeBrothers. Thats the look I want. Visibility is excellent.
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