Mirror Mirror...

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by DanielB, Sep 25, 2019.

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  1. DanielB

    DanielB Noble Member

    Jan 13, 2019
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    ...I am bored at work, so want to buy something...

    Fed up with not really being able to see much beyond my elbows I think I am going to buy some new mirrors so I can finally see decently behind me.

    I have extenders on my bike..but these are getting longer and longer...and starting to look a little silly (and I am not a stranger or mind looking a bit silly, but even I have a limit)....so..

    • First question - so my "purchasing finger" can twitch away...what size is the thread? 8, or 10mm

    • secondly, what mirrors do you have on your triples, so that you can see behind you?

    2002 955i Speed Triple.
     
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  2. SteveRS

    SteveRS First Class Member

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    Not sure on the thread, but have OEM bar end mirrors. Work great and look good as well.
     
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  3. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    I second bar end mirrors :)
     
  4. SamTheExplorer

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    Hi Daniel,

    Now I know that feeling, especially in the depths of winter when some bling/fettling on the bike is needed in place of actually being able to enjoy riding it!

    This is also a subject I can relate and contribute too! They are 10mm thread. I think when I was looking 8mm are for Yamaha (and others?).

    My bike had a very nice pair of bar end mirrors on when I bought it but whilst they looked great, they did let me down on the function side of being a mirror... They also caught on the knuckle protectors on my thicker gloves so I decided to try a change. I ordered a few cheap pairs to have a try with. I did like the function of one pair (with a set of extenders) as they gave a great rear view but under the pressure of speed (no more than 70mph of course...) they loosened themselves off (despite lots of tightening and threadlock) so they had to go. I am currently settled on these Bike-It F3 Carbon mirrors. For me they are a good balance of looks and rear view (although admittedly small and some elbow viewing) and are holding position well. It is a personal choice though so I am not sure that I would 'recommend' them.

    I was interested in the new Triumph Sport Tiger mirrors but they are rather expensive...

    I hope this helps. Let me know how you get on.

    Cheers!

    Sam
     
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  5. DanielB

    DanielB Noble Member

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    Thanks Sam, this is all good information!

    I do wonder why no one (or very few) specs detail the horizontal measurement of mirrors....it would make it simpler to ascertain if they are any good!!

    I have currently opted for these as they look like they may give me the view I want, without adding too much width...
    https://www.alchemyparts.co.uk/pair...lebar-bar-end-mirrors-with-blue-tinted-glass/

    As an aside....if anyone is following my sticky snatch issue....the lubing of my throttle grip has absolutely turned the ridding experience upside down...which means it has gone from awful, to a joy! Such a simple fix; who knew!!
     
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  6. SteveRS

    SteveRS First Class Member

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    Those looks like a nice set of bar ends mate. Also, Daniel must be short for Danielle, on account of your “sticky snatch” :sob:
     
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  7. Foxy1

    Foxy1 Crème de la Crème

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    I have bar end mirrors, and think they are a revelation after donkeys years of lookin at mi elbows. They were on mi bike when I got it, and the only downside is you have to be a bit careful when tha filtering. Since my little "off" at work, I replaced t'round ones for some shaped 'uns, wi blue tinted glass. I wunt recommend t'tinted glass, it meks everythin look dark.
     
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