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I don't have to see gloves any more. I have the 2011 which have terrible rear view from the factory mirrors. Now my rear view is unobstructed.

 

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Nice option. What was the time/financial cost? Did you cover stock mirror holes or just leave the base section as is?

Did you consider bar end mirrors?
 

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You shut your mouth! So, are you trying to say seeing behind you is what mirrors are for?

Great mod. Kawasaki should be embarrassed.
 

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Those would be the same height as the bar end mirrors I was looking at.
They just attach at the opposite end.

What are the pros/cons of this mod vs. bar end mirrors?
 

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I looked at the bar end mirror options but they protrude out further than the bar ends and are half the mirror real estate of the stock mirrors. I split lanes in Los Angeles traffic with inches to spare at the widest, which are my bar ends. I can't have mods outside of my bar ends.

The cost of the mod is $6 for the clamps, I just replaced the back ends of the factory clamps and of course what ever mirror you wish, this particular model is $17 from EMGO which are as big as the stock mirrors. I just used block-off plates $9 to cover the holes.

All from fleebay.

 

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I finally tried these mirrors. They are small and low profile BUT with if you wear gloves with knuckle protection, they will rub and hit the mirror often.
I didn't get a better view and the gap between them and the end of grips is too much.
 

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They look a little small and too low for my taste. But they're pretty nice.

We tried these on the SV and they didn't stay put. The nylon inserts in the mrror, which the ball on the stalk mounts into, gets loose over time and there is no way to tighten it. Adjusting the mirror every three miles got real annoying real fast.
 

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I've had a great experience with my $20 bar end mirrors. They haven't shaken loose and I can still adjust them if needed.
They also provide the best view behind you. I attached 1/2" convex mirror inserts on the outside edge.
 

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I recently bought/installed a set of mirror extenders off e-bay & am very please w/the results. I'm relatively wide of shoulder and the OEM mirrors just didn't cut it. W/the extenders in place, I can actually SEE what's behind me now.
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Has anyone tried fitting 2014 model mirrors to the earlier model bikes? DO they just bolt straight on? Having looked at a 2014 model the mirrors do look better.
 

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Yes the 2014 mirrors fit on older models and are better. But you still see a lot of your gloves and elbows and OE are very expensive.
 
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