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?