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Why are mirrors on modern bikes so crap?

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Why are mirrors on modern bikes so crap?

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XSR900, stock mirrors, big and heavy, great view of my shoulders/elbows.
Had to change to bar-end mirrors, great for vision, crap for filtering.
All my older bike had fairly good mirrors, apart from the odd vibes.
Is this a scheme to get you to purchase aftermarket mirrors?

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rev667 @ 08/05/2021 16:46  

I just got a mate to turn up 2inch extensions to improve my stock Guzzi mirrors. Work great.
T120 stock mirrors were awful. And Triumph charge an arm and a leg to get their bar end mirrors, knowing full well the stock ones need to be dumped.
Africa Twin and Goldwing mirrors are fine.

So, I guess the worst stock mirrors are on retro and cruisers, coz that's all about 'style' rather than usability. Maybe. 🤔

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Deleted Member @ 08/05/2021 17:52  

Oddly, while the standard Royal Enfield Bullet mirrors leave a lot to be desired, the Thunderbird cruiser(their words not mine) has great mirrors

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Winchester @ 08/05/2021 18:13  

I've got some 2 inch risers on my Strom, much better than looking at my own elbows and I'm only 6 foot tall. Maybe manufacturers should just make longer stalks as the mirrors are fine🤔

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Strom67 @ 08/05/2021 18:42  

2 inch risers on the Tiger not only improve visibility but also get rid of a huge amount of wind noise

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Cupid Stunt @ 08/05/2021 19:34  

It's good to know that you've all got 2" risers... 🤭👍🏻

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Lindsay @ 08/05/2021 20:00  

Yep. Got mine from LoveHoney 😉

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Cupid Stunt @ 08/05/2021 20:54  

I'm glad to say that I don't need 2" rises

Both my Tigers mirrors (955i & 1050 Sport) I don't have a problem with

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Ragnar @ 08/05/2021 20:55  

I'm not 100% happy with my yamaha mirrors but with it already 42" wide filltering would be a no no if it get any wider.

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JP @ 09/05/2021 07:31  

Best mirrors i have are on my '95 885 Tiger,fairing mounted ones on my '99 Trophy,after that £5.99 pattern 70's Honda ones on my 96 CB500...

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jinx57 @ 09/05/2021 10:40
Dunno if the link will work, but these mirrors work, the downside is the bike is stupid wide now, already has wide bars as standard.

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rev667 @ 10/05/2021 10:45  

Anyone tried a rear view camera and a small tele on the handlebars? I suspect there'll be too much ambient light for some of the cheaper screens but it would be interesting to find out.

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TridentStevy1 @ 19/05/2021 19:56  

When I first started riding the first thing we did was remove mirrors and indicators and brains. If it was behind you it didn't matter

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SlowGoose @ 29/05/2021 23:06  

A few of the guys I used to rally with were of that opinion, take off your mirrors cos we're fast as f*** so what behind doesn't matter.
To avoid the embarrassment of seeing the convoy of tractors and caravans behind them more like 😁
To be fair they all ran open pipes so they sounded fast

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Steve_H @ 30/05/2021 09:21  

One of my mirrors moves and won't stay in the right place, even if you try tightening it up, it's driving my mad

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Fink @ 10/06/2021 06:40  

Fink just weld it lol

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JP @ 10/06/2021 06:48  

Hmmm, ok.

Can I use your welder JP ?

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Fink @ 10/06/2021 19:18  

Thread Locking Fluid by Loctite...simples...worked on Rudolph's mirrors..👍

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jinx57 @ 10/06/2021 21:23  

Rob 1961 might have some superglue left 🤣

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Strom67 @ 10/06/2021 21:59  

It'll be the right one Fink. It's always the right mirror that comes loose cos you use it more.

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Steve_H @ 11/06/2021 15:21  

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