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Wow, those are expensive. Spooph has bar end mirrors, so does Crispy. There's also some grunt work involved with installation, the bar ends are locked on tight, and I don't know if you can find mirrors that mount over the standard bar ends. That is what I'd like to find someday.
 

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sharrokor, indeed, I have both 2" blindsides and 3" hindsides from CRG. I usually run with the 2"ers... I have both because I got both sets at a steal. Being that they're so expensive, I wasn't willing to drop the dough initially, and I'd have to say, having ridden them for a while, I still wouldn't pay full price for them, and especially not the rizomas. Just because they are ridiculously expensive! They are very good mirrors, machined, solid, able to withstand tip-overs and some slow speed get-offs (can't tell you about high-speed stuff cause I haven't dropped the bike going fast yet). They look great, and they allow you to see, although your head has to move significantly more to be able to see them, from the stock mirrors....

Personally I like the CRG's, but the Rizoma's will keep your handlebar width slimmer - so if you like to split lanes, I would go with the Rizomas....

As far as I'm concerned, it's a trade off. With the stockers it's move the elbows to be able to see. With the bar-ends it's move the head to be able to see.... A rear-view cam and screen might be an even better option, and probably quite competitive price wise... Was introduced to one a while ago, but have forgotten who makes it since....

Oh yea, when I had mine strapped to the stock bars, I took the bar-ends to a machinist and had him cut into them to mount the mirrors. Once I got regular handlebar hollow pipes, the mounting kit worked great (and was hella expensive as well!). So it might behoove you just to find a machinist and have it done, or send your bar-ends my way and I can have them cut for you.... Or there might be a machinist on here willing to do a little something something... :D

Hope this helps...
 

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The bar ends come off.... and the bar end mirrors replace the old bar ends entirely, this is what I inferred...

I read this: http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Removing_%26_replacing_bar_ends and got that idea. I have no problem drilling the screws off if that's what it takes...

I liked the stock mirrors actually (>.>) but I'm ditching the fairing main stay and want another option. I'm having a hard time finding attractive affordable mirrors.. I'm ready to get the bike back on the road, I'm missing too much season!

cheaper options that look okay? : http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/product_catalog/Product.jsp?skuId=391929&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse

http://www.starcycle-usa.com/servlet/the-57622/Napolean-handlebar-bar-end/Detail

those are both so much more affordable- unfortunately it makes the CRGs and Rizomas seem ridiculous to consider =p. probably go with napoleons I guess.
 

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There is the option of bicycle mirrors. Usually they are kind of small and often have plastic lenses, but if you go to a good quality bike shop that has some higher end equipment, you may find expensive bicycle mirrors of good quality for less than regular MC mirrors.
 
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