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post #1 of 12 Old 12-04-2019, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Question 2014/16 mirrors on a 2017/19 Duke

I did not know... that a 2014/16 mirror was so much shorter, and more compact than a 2019. But I'm glad.


Every time I had to look at those stock mirrors, as I was backing the bike outta the garage, I imagined Jack Nicholson coming around the corner with an axe, proclaiming "Here'ssssss joHNNy!", unsure if he was gonna cut them down to size for me... or maybe he was gonna cut ME down to size (for parading around that mirror offense in public).


In all honesty, I only put up with it because I [really didn't have a legit solution to the problem].


I tried some Koso TT replicas... and I really like that design a lot...


but it turns out that even the non-replica $70 ones are just as small, they need to be scaled, and they also have 'flat glass', unlike all factory mirrors which are intentionally convex (to increase field of vision slash usability).
They're useless; I'm glad I only spent $12 on the reps.


On with the story.


In the picture with the zip-ties holding the Gen1 and Gen2 mirrors together, the base of the stems are in exactly the same height position and the stems are exactly aligned. You really get an idea of the difference between them.


The funny thing is, b4 I ran across the ad selling these Gen1 mirrors, I was already romancing the idea of cutting the 2019 models shorter (because it just made sense to me)...


but I could actually tell by the pictures, the Gen1 shafts were shorter up-down annnnnd side-to-side, compared to Gen2s.


So seriously guys... whadaya think? Better?
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Marginally better but bar end mirrors look much better.

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yeah, those look sweet. but then I have problems riding through the hallways in the house, ya know?
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No problemo, the mirror casing spins round to the inside for when you are putting it away.
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Huh! Those are frikkin awesome, actually. Are the lenses Convex? It doesn't say on the listing, so I gotta ask.
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Yes I think so, look at photo 6, you can see the right mirror is curved.
You can't see behind as well as with the originals but you get used to them.

Remove the handlebar end weights, then you just need 2 x 40mm countersunk head bolts to screw them unto the Duke's captive handlebar nuts. Oh also Fit a 25mm penny washer on the throttle side so the bolt doesn't tighten up on the throttle.
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I like mirrors that do their job.
Why would one trade off for a pair of eBay specials that (supposedly) look cool??

Nothing like taking your eyes off the road to look down at the ends of your handlebars, just to (try to) get a view behind you. I guess as a person who is a professional driver, I don’t care what my rear view mirrors look like as long as they function well.

This isnít my first rodeo, but it is the first one with real clowns...
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Aha!! But he DID make you take your eyes off the road, to click that link and take a look at those mirrors on Ebay!!!


Just admit it, you've been CAUGHT taking notice, Mr Whyzee!
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Sorry everyone, I'm absolutely bonkers. Ignore my posts and do what you want
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