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Mirror extensions VS Long stem mirrors???

Which is better extensions or long stem tapered mirrors?
Pros and Cons of both?
Visibility being MOST important, then vibration, looks, et.
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I bought longer mirrors over extensions, mostly for looks but also worried about vibration. They work great
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I got BOTH. Works very well!
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So the longer mirrors have less vibration than the extensions? How has the visibility improved?
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I can't comment on the extensions since I don't have them, but the longer stem mirrors I bought are also about 1 1/2" longer in the actual mirror too. No more problems seeing what is behind me.
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I bought the longer mirrors, and installed them. I thought they looked terrible, as they were too high, and detracted from the overall look of the bike. Bought and installed the extenders and I was happy with those. Note that you will have to buy a couple of bolts to go with the extenders, they are not plug and play for the Street models.
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......... Note that you will have to buy a couple of bolts to go with the extenders, they are not plug and play for the Street models.
What size bolt do you need?
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I bought the longer mirrors, and installed them. I thought they looked terrible, as they were too high, and detracted from the overall look of the bike. Bought and installed the extenders and I was happy with those.
Did you find the view in the longer mirrors better? If so, how much was sacrificed by going with extensions instead?
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I also have both. I found that the long stem mirrors did not quite do the trick with the extended reach handlebars. So I bought the extenders as well. The extenders with the original mirrors would probably work as they extend the mirrors about a half inch further than the long stem mirrors do. But because I had both and did not want to keep screwing around with this I just decided to try them. Now I have plenty of adjustment. They do vibrate when the bike does but when I am running smooth so do the mirrors. Not much vibration at idle.

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Yep, just purchased the long stems. Can't wait to install and see the difference.
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