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Thanks gents. I had looked at a couple of Halcyon, but wasn't sure I wanted to spend that kind of money on a Sunday driver that is already consuming my toy fund.......however with my bio degrading spine, good mirrors are necessary. Thanks for the link Steve, I didn't know there was that much of a selection. I had some in the distant past, but back then mirrors were only installed to give the local constabulary one less reason to pull you over.
I see Halcyon sells the fittings separately.
 

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I've used these for years:
https://www.amazon.com/BikeMaster-Folding-Bar-Mirror-FHM005F-K/dp/B001KOEBJ6/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&ref_=ya_aw_oh_bia_dp

Really good for the price. I did cover the part that gets inserted into the bars with heatshrink wrap to provide extra grip. It keeps them from falling out on the road
I read that somewhere about the fittings, but looking at them in the photo, you would think they would expand enough to stay tight. I have a drawer full of shim stock anyway.
How well can you see out of them? Vibration?
 

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I read that somewhere about the fittings, but looking at them in the photo, you would think they would expand enough to stay tight. I have a drawer full of shim stock anyway.
How well can you see out of them? Vibration?
There's no vibration in the mirrors, they're great.

I've lost two in the past 5 years of using them, they expand to fit tight, but over time the bikes vibrations can loosen them.

Using the heatshrink tubing (in its natural form, not heated) serves as both shim, vibration reducer, and greatly increases the coefficient of friction

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Ken Sean mirrors. rubber mounted, excellent price, good quality mirror. I put them on nearly everything. I used to get a set of 2 for like $26 from Iron Pony but they stopped carrying them for some reason.

Saw this recently while shopping and thought it such a good price I might pick up a set:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ksc-920030?seid=srese1&cm_mmc=pla-google-_-shopping-_-srese1-_-ken-sean&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3PuU_8fH3gIVhP5kCh3C1w6vEAQYASABEgILY_D_BwE
Oh those look great, good price too
 

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There's no vibration in the mirrors, they're great.

I've lost two in the past 5 years of using them, they expand to fit tight, but over time the bikes vibrations can loosen them.

Using the heatshrink tubing (in its natural form, not heated) serves as both shim, vibration reducer, and greatly increases the coefficient of friction

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It's funny, I actually bought a pair of those because they were on sale at Iron Pony and I scored them for like $19 a pair. I have been using them on the BMW and have pretty much come to the same conclusion. The left one has loosened up on me twice now in 5 months. I had a similar mirror on a bike I bought years ago and always hated that CRG style because that mirror I couldn't see anything. I was surprised with the bikemaster that I could actually see things in them, although in my normal rising position my elbows block my view of them (my fault as I have them on the lowest setting). If I keep the bike I may eventually swap them out with something else, but for the moment they work well enought to not mess with.

Oh those look great, good price too
my favorite design of the ken sean mirrors is this one:
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but for some reason I can't find anybody carrying them at the moment. I had a set I was saving, but I ended up selling them to a friend and now I can't find another locally. I had them on my GS750, several cb750s, and a few other bikes. They were often sold in a 2 pack.

I did find walmart selling them but this is for a single mirror and not a great price:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/920034-Ken-Sean-Matte-Black-7-8-Universal-Oval-Bar-end-Mirror/950890055?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227137093543&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=246500680680&wl4=pla-403781460460&wl5=9021465&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=950890055&wl13=&veh=sem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7tacx9HH3gIVCyaGCh3x9wYIEAQYAyABEgKxhPD_BwE



Recently, when they did the Dixie cleanout, I found a set of NOS emgo rectangle bar end mirrors from the 70's in chrome. I haven't ridden with them yet, but for the bike I have them on I just love the way they look. It's a good quality piece, surprisingly.
 

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I noticed those ones at Summit are Ken Sean. I would have thought the rubber mount would have allowed the mirrors to buzz a bit more. Price is reasonable enough that I could give them a try. If they do shake a bit a steel or alloy insert would be a simple fix.
 

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I have had both and the rubber mount ones shake less. The ducati's factory mirrors are rubber mounted and honestly if they were hard mounted I doubt I could see anything. I've had both rubber and hard mount on jap fours and honestly I prefer the rubber mount ones.
 

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The camera thing has crossed my mind, but do I really want to see the frightening shit going on back there? Also keep thinking I should mount one on the front, so I can put together a compilation of local asshole drivers and drop it off to the local constabulary. I'd mention the driving skills of some recent arrivals, but don't want to to generalize. I'll leave that to Russel Peters.... he can get away with it. On this bike, I'm actually spending some money on gauges, because I like the look of them ( yes... cake decorating) and mounting a screen next to them would look odd. Not sure I have the mental capacity to deal with a HUD and ride at the same time.
 

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I spent a shitload on some Rizoma mirrors for my Monster and was not impressed with the bar end mounts they used. The internal expansion set up is crap IMHO. I then spent a pittance on some ebay specials for my 350 and was pretty impressed with the quality. Granted I've never actually USED them yet since my 350 has become a stalled/abandoned project but just looking at them they seem like they'll work at least as well as the Rizomas for about 1/10 the cost. All aluminum, well machined, I'd buy them again which is more than I can say for the Rizomas. Don't discount the cheap stuff, some of it isn't half bad.
 

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Thanks... I ended up buying a pair of the ones from Summit (link the Geeto posted). If for some reason they shake with my bar setup, I'll just make a couple of those expanding mandrel or salami slice mounts. Who knows.. I may end up wanting some bar end weight anyway. As long as they work better than those dumb fucking things on the 1098 I had, I'll be happy.
 

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the expanding aluminum wedge plug deals are shit
use rubber hose like airline or oil cooler hose
with an m8 bolt and a 12mm hex m8 nut
whatever nut it takes to almost fill up the handlebar hole size
sometimes a 14mm hex m8 nut is needed like on a chromo steel bar
 

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Life savers is what they're called and taught over here. I just skip the mirror part, they're useless on my bike. Might look at some extended ones for next spring.
 

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It even came with a proximity alarm so if you are sitting at a street light and the guy is creeping up close to you it signals you.
Note that objects in the camera appear further away then they are, the thing has a fairly wide field of view. Is far more useful in city or riding with a partner then solo riding on highway. Costs ~125 bucks cdn$ and mounts behind the small form license bracket nicely.

Bar ends were useless on my CB350 four with clipons and that was a pretty smooth running bike.
 
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