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post #1 of 23 Old 06-25-2019, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Mirrors

So the mirrors on the Ninja 1000 stick out a little bit too far for my taste, almost to the point of reminding me of bug antenna. I don't like bar end mirrors, but what I would like to know is are there any particular brand of mirrors that are shorter than the stock you have installed and that you enjoy, Will you add a picture?
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post #2 of 23 Old 06-25-2019, 11:31 AM
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I explored the option of narrower mirrors about 3 years ago. My logic was that I lift or drop my elbow anyways to get a good rear view, so............My local Kawi dealer let me pull mirrors off other models and try them, and I purchased a few off of Amazon to try, so I had the option to return them.


Complete fail..........
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post #3 of 23 Old 06-25-2019, 12:15 PM
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And I added extensions to my mirror stalks so I could see better. Function over fashion... Getting rear-ended shifts one's priorities. And bar end mirrors are relatively worthless because they're out of your line of sight when you're looking ahead. The flash of headlights in my rear view mirrors turned what could have been a really bad situation into a bump and scratched up rear fender.
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You can see my setup at the link below. This is the only way I found I could avoid using mirrors on the bar ends. I can split lanes like no other now, and the mirrors work surprisingly well. It will not work with the stock clip ons though. Have to use Speedy Motos.

https://www.kawasakininja1000.com/fo...or-set-up.html

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You can see my setup at the link below. This is the only way I found I could avoid using mirrors on the bar ends. I can split lanes like no other now, and the mirrors work surprisingly well. It will not work with the stock clip ons though. Have to use Speedy Motos.

https://www.kawasakininja1000.com/fo...or-set-up.html
The 2017 perch has that spot for a mirror, like the trail bikes do. That might hold a mirror like yours?

Still have not figured out the throttle side, because you are right. Stock mirrors are really a bit wide for splitting.
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You can see my setup at the link below. This is the only way I found I could avoid using mirrors on the bar ends. I can split lanes like no other now, and the mirrors work surprisingly well. It will not work with the stock clip ons though. Have to use Speedy Motos.

https://www.kawasakininja1000.com/fo...or-set-up.html
Wow, those look tiny, can you manage to see enough with those?

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post #7 of 23 Old 06-26-2019, 08:39 AM
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The mirrors are small, but much closer to the rider than stock. Plus, if you are lane splitting , something has to give. I'm not sure it's really possible to have a large mirror set, and a narrow bike.

As a veteran lane splitter (uh, twice, for about 75 feet) our stock mirrors are about the perfect size, height and shape to snag a Ford f 350's mirrors. It's really bad if there are two trucks, side by side.

By the way, we have this amazing technology pool to draw from. Electronics can control wheelies.....serious, as if a rider can't quite figure out how to make the front wheel go back to the ground?....we get this, and no video camera to see what's behind us? I wonder if that might be an answer? Some sort of small camera for real use, and small mirrors to satisfy the legal requirement?
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This is in my city, that's how we lane split here, lol
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post #9 of 23 Old 06-26-2019, 09:07 AM
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My God no, I'm just doing a junior-junior version of that! You have grown-up lane splitting.
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That traffic is crazy. How many people are killed there in road rage incidents?

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