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zoltan
Before I got my bike I'd already decided to fit a bar end mirror. But which one???
I said I'm not gonna pay over a 100 bucks for a pair of mirror. Let's try a cheap one for £10. Here is some pics:
 
http://imgur.com/a/E6jJ3
 
Did I regret it? 90% yes. It looks good and usable (that is the 10%). But the quality...well.... £10. If I try to adjust the angle it moves sluggish. In some position it's too stiff and in other it's too loose. You can set it up but a little touch can F@#K it up. And you have to adjust it again and again.
 
In the upright position as I set it up it's in the way of the clutch lever. With a bit of play it can be fixed but eventually you need a short levers. (It'scoming soon).
 
My main problem is that I've got renthal handle bar. The inner diameter much smaller (14mm I think) then the OEM (18mm I believe).
So, the product didn't fit. I had to grind the nut and cut that rubber thing to be able to push it in. Probably that's way now it's moving around a bit. You can even remove it with some force. Which i don't like at all.
 
Next time I gonna buy something with metal end. Like this: http://imgur.com/iGPUVNM
 
I still looking for a bar end mirror. If you can recommend a decent one with reasonable price that will fit on renthal handlebar
 
 
 
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bigdaddybane
I had the same experience with the cheap Chinese bar end mirrors. Although they're darn inexpensive the quality matches the price ... tossed it after 2 days and ordered these from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Q3UL6S6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). I don't know if this is just my luck but when they arrived I noticed that one mirror was defective (see the picture). The arm assembly didn't have a thread so it is impossible to screw the holding bolt. All in all, I'm placing the order for a pair of CRG's.
 
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Bad
 
 
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booboobusfz07
Take the mirror off the bar end and mount directly to the bar. Should work fine.

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zoltan
Take the mirror off the bar end and mount directly to the bar. Should work fine.
 
 
It would sort out one problem but it still rubbish quality. I am not trying to make it better. I don't want my bike feel like a Chinese made.
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bigdaddybane
Hehehe....no thread... Sorry, I shouldn't laugh but it's funny. You don't need two anyway. One mirror should be enough. 
I'm in the same shoes. But instead of the CRG I went for something more special. And it's not rizoma either.
 
http://www.catalogo.strada7racing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=108
 
It costs me "only" £110
It is actually funny. Btw, I checked the Canadian ministry of transportation website and it states that only one mirror is required. I wish I have both but for now I'll stick with one that works :) 

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zoltan
Hehehe....no thread... Sorry, I shouldn't laugh but it's funny. You don't need two anyway. One mirror should be enough. 
I'm in the same shoes. But instead of the CRG I went for something more special. And it's not rizoma either.
 
http://www.catalogo.strada7racing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=108
 
It costs me "only" £110
It is actually funny. Btw, I checked the Canadian ministry of transportation website and it states that only one mirror is required. I wish I have both but for now I'll stick with one that works :) 
 
Lol ???? That's well funny. You should post some pictures. 'Me and my lovely yamaha with one mirror. Look at it. Is it not gorgeous?'

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bigdaddybane
It is actually funny. Btw, I checked the Canadian ministry of transportation website and it states that only one mirror is required. I wish I have both but for now I'll stick with one that works :) 
Lol ???? That's well funny. You should post some pictures. 'Me and my lovely yamaha with one mirror. Look at it. Is it not gorgeous?'
Now I don't get what's so funny?

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zoltan
Lol ???? That's well funny. You should post some pictures. 'Me and my lovely yamaha with one mirror. Look at it. Is it not gorgeous?'
Now I don't get what's so funny?
 
 
There is a thread about what did you do to your bike today.... 'And I've got rid of my mirror. Oh yeah'
 
Believe me you would make many people smile.
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At least one...me.
 
Sorry I'm terrible.

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