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post #1 of 93 Old 05-31-2015, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Horrible mirrors!

Looking for a solution to these mirrors that give me no visibility. Any suggestions with photos???
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Yes the stock mirrors really suck. I solved the problem with HD "LONG STEM BLACK" mirrors.


Part(s) # 91910-03B & 91909-03B


They look like the stock ones but they WORK! They bolt right on and only cost about $35.00 each. Sorry-no pictures but in this case they are not needed.
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I did the same thing after one week looking at my shoulders in the mirrors ,the long stem work fine .
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Thanks guys! Excellent with the part # very much appreciate that!
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big guy mirrors

Yes, the long stem mirrors helped. I am a large guy, 6 foot, 250 pounds with a barrel chest. With stock mirrors and highboy seat, I was looking at my elbow pits. With long stem mirrors I could see my biceps and shoulders.
When I added the Black Mirror extenders. part 56000042 $54.95 AND the long stem mirrors, I could finally see around my shoulders and see the lane behind me. With either the long stem or mirror extenders I could see behind me in one lane over, which is really what you absolutely need to see for lane changing. But it is comforting to be able to see in the lane behind. So right now I have the long stem mirrors AND the mirror extenders.
I am looking forward (no pun intended) to see what reduced reach handlebars will do for me. I expect to remove the mirror extenders and just go with the long stem mirrors. Some people have complained that the long stem mirrors vibrate too much, but hey, its a motorcycle. I don't need to read the license plate of the car in the lane behind me, just to know that it is there. Might try the stock mirrors with the mirror extenders, which are certainly more stable, but my index fingers tend to bump into them.
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Bar end mirror on the left. It gives a great view out the back.
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Bar end mirror on the left. It gives a great view out the back.
I've considered bar end mirrors. I think they look nice but since I lane split quite a bit on my rides to and from work, I feel like they'd hinder that by making the bike wider.

I was thinking of something like this. I'm wondering if I could just loosen and turn my current mirrors down?

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The mirror mounts are only on the top of the perches, unfortunately what you're showing won't work without additional brackets.

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The mirror mounts are only on the top of the perches, unfortunately what you're showing won't work without additional brackets.
Darn. I was hoping the perches were bolted on and could be loosened and turned downward.
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How is the visibility with the upside down mirror position? It seems they'd be too low or restricting?
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