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post #1 of 15 Old 04-17-2005, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Bar End Mirrors ?

Anyone put them on their DL ?

Any pictures and or commentary?


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post #2 of 15 Old 04-18-2005, 07:04 PM
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I'm looking at going that route myself. I'm concerned with the effect they might have on bar movement at highway speed.
post #3 of 15 Old 04-19-2005, 12:05 AM
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I can contribute about 2 cents worth. I bought my 03 1000 used last year. The previous owner added Napoleon bar end mirrors before I bought the bike. I have no experience with any other mirror on the Vstrom. I do have experience with mirrors on other bikes, but I canít offer a comparison for the VStrom .

For rear visibility they are excellent. I never have my shoulder block my rear view. They must be tightened especially after a top end run. The wind can push them enough to require an adjustment (probably true of most mirrors). There is very little vibration most of the RPM range. I have dropped my bike several times in the dirt and the mirror had no damage. It has a natural give to turn and will move before it breaks. I recently dropped my bike hard on the left side on the pavement ( thought the kick stand was down). The clutch lever broke but the mirror just had a small scratch.

I like them, they do the job. Hope this is helpful.
Here some pics, I'll can post more later if needed.

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post #4 of 15 Old 04-19-2005, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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THANKS Wasabi !

I see them..

The tightening thing ... I bet that can get old



OK

Thanks Again

Bike looks Great !

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post #5 of 15 Old 04-19-2005, 05:17 PM
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Wasabi

Im a dummy. Just posted a question about mirrors and find this thread. I had the same bar end mirrors on my old 00 sv650. Cant remember the name of the brand. Do you know where I can get a set (online)?

Actually I was searching for Wasabi. Saw the pic of his bike in the gallery. Love the way it looks.
https://stromtrooper.com/gallery/albu...Deal%20Gap.jpg

Are there more pics? What are the cosmetic mods?

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post #6 of 15 Old 04-19-2005, 10:52 PM
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Hi ryan

"I had the same bar end mirrors on my old 00 sv650. Cant remember the name of the brand. Do you know where I can get a set (online)? "

Nopolean Baren mirror. One nice thing about these mirrors is that they are reversable, can be used on either left or right side.

Ebay site has exact ones.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...spagename=WDVW

"Actually I was searching for Wasabi. Saw the pic of his bike in the gallery. Love the way it looks. "

Thanks , but I can't take much credit for the mods, most were done before I bought the bike. The previous owner was a 69 yo former race car driver. He was very particular about how his bikes looked. Some mods include, painted entire bike silver, upholstered seat in silver, removed all turn signal lights and replaced with flush mount on front and micro on back, added diode running lights front and back., all body bolts have covers , and flashing tail light. Iíll take some pics and post soon.

Wow !, I saw your web pics, very impressive mods you have.

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post #7 of 15 Old 04-20-2005, 07:40 PM
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I look forward to the pics.

The photo album I have are all of other folks MODs. I like to have a pics of different/one off mods. Good reference tool. Like to see what they look like befor I fork out the money.

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post #8 of 15 Old 04-20-2005, 09:50 PM
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I love these mirrors and have put them on several of my past motorcycles. They really work nicely on my Yamaha XV920RJ (the European version of the Virago) as it is a cafe racer style bike. That being said, I personally think they look really weird on the 'Strom. Of course, the 'Strom looks really weird to begin with, so hey, to each his own!
post #9 of 15 Old 04-20-2005, 09:54 PM
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We Arlington types need to get together so I can see how your mirrors look & work.

Bill, how is the foot doing?

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post #10 of 15 Old 04-22-2005, 09:50 AM
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Does anyone know how to do these and keep the handlebar weig

It looks like the ones shown replace the handle bar weights. I that correct? I guess the handle bar could be filled with fishing weights or something. Any experience without the handle bar weights? Does anyone one know of any that will work with the handle bar weights?

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