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post #1 of 7 Old 08-13-2019, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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Bar End Mirrors

I thought that bar end mirrors may be sited too low for the D390 riding position. However in Oz passing on the inside is allowed and I wondered if fitting a bar end mirror to the inside may improve safety? It would be focused into the range between a head check and the standard mirror. Opinions?
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-13-2019, 07:27 AM
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I thought that bar end mirrors may be sited too low for the D390 riding position. However in Oz passing on the inside is allowed and I wondered if fitting a bar end mirror to the inside may improve safety? It would be focused into the range between a head check and the standard mirror. Opinions?
I did not care for the OEM mirrors. It was the first thing I replaced and I went with bar end mirrors off of ebay. The original quality was crap - they arrived with the paint scratch. I sent a picture to the seller and no questions asked they sent a new set that are perfect. I like them a lot and would not go back to the OEM "bug antennas"
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-14-2019, 12:03 PM
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I guess it depends on if you put the bar end mirrors under or over the bars, and if they're over, if you just get a good view of your shoulder.

The OEM mirrors aren't too bad compared to other bikes I have owned, at least they offer a good view and don't have loads of vibration at highway speeds.

I do like how I can glance down quickly to check behind me and in the next lane. A coworker did bar ends on his 1290 so I may ask to borrow those mirrors to try out since they look better.
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-15-2019, 11:18 PM
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The factory mirrors are horrible. All I could see in them was my elbows. Bar end mirrors were the first thing I swapped out. I don't think I made it to the first service before I changed them.
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Funny how much difference of opinions exist for the mirrors. I'm quite happy with the stock ones. They don't vibrate, provide all the view I need and the way I've adjusted them I barely see the corner of my elbows. I'd be curious to try the bar end ones but those I've seen protrude even further out from the tip and makes the handle bar look stupidly long (and would likely be harder to squeeze into tight spot). I'd still be curious to try them though.
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post #6 of 7 Old Yesterday, 12:02 PM
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Another one happy with the stock mirrors. When properly adjusted they are perfectly fine.
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Here's my mirrors. I had to remove the OEM ones so the bike would fit in it's shed. Pictured in the background.




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