What bar end mirrors do you guys have/like? I'm looking for function slightly over style.
Good info!I vote for the CRG arrows over the motogadgets glassless. In theory the glassless appears to be a good idea, but they scratch easily and the image becomes distorted at speeds due to vibration. The CRG’s have vibration dampening. Plus they are convex, whereas the motoGadgets are flat and have less field of vision.
Standing still, the motogadgets are a work of art and their smaller profile looks amazing on the bike. I wanted to love them, but am much happier with the CRG’s.
I agree with everything you said. Those adapters are crap, and I had one cap fall off and had to order a second replacement. I used blue locktite in it to prevent it falling off again, and then had to destroy it with pliers to remove it for a track day.Good info!
I have the motogadgets and they certainly are beautiful. Ive used a variety of mirrors over the years but never the CRG's go figure. All of them have vibrated at certain rev ranges. I figured it was sort of just the way things were any time you mounted something to the handlebars.
I will say this about my motogadget mirrors. They're really, really, really beautiful and look amazing. They also mounted up relatively nicely. I will say though that the adapter pieces that go into the handguard are really soft aluminum and quite frankly, the design is shit. Bending aluminum in order to create a friction fit inside of a tube just seems lazy. There are WAY better ways to do this with slant cuts on brass weights that can be used over and over and over again. Eventually, the aluminum will fatigue and give out resulting in a useless bar end adapter.
I might have to try the CRG mirrors on my KTM and then compare the two.
So, my bar end adapters are relatively new because Motogadget appears to be applying some sort of glue to the threads on the adapter covers. Its not a thread lock as its a clear, white substance that appears to be applied to the threads but does not come off. Its also a semi solid. I honestly have no clue what it is but its enough where it provides friction to the threads to prevent the adapter cover from backing out. We will see how long that lasts. I absolutely dont want to loctite it as I know for a fact ill have to destroy it like you did if i want to remove the mirror for whatever reason.I agree with everything you said. Those adapters are crap, and I had one cap fall off and had to order a second replacement. I used blue locktite in it to prevent it falling off again, and then had to destroy it with pliers to remove it for a track day.
Another plug for the CRG’s - they fold out of the way easily. They have three settings, so you can fold them up for storage, and then drop them to your preferred position without playing around with the angles every time.
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Thanks for the reply -- these look great but I think not enough space with the stock levers. Was planning to change levers anyway so maybe I do that and remeasure.This might be your best option. I have their other mounts that go on the OEM mirror mounting location and can attest to their quality. This mount is the cleanest option for mounting on the handguard though.
I am pretty sure that you can mount the stock motogadget clamp on the interior portion o the handlebar. I've seen other members do it. There is a fella on instagram named HyperHorton that has them mounted that way.Thanks for the reply -- these look great but I think not enough space with the stock levers. Was planning to change levers anyway so maybe I do that and remeasure.