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I took the bike on my commute for the first time. Coming from a Daytona 675, I definitely have to get used to the width of the bike! The side mirrors give great visibility but are really sticking out there; I nailed a car mirror this morning splitting through traffic (oops); luckily I wasn't going very fast. Part of it is not knowing the dimensions of the bike yet but I figured I may as well look at some options to make it a bit skinnier :). I'll see how far in I can adjust the mirrors but if that doesn't change much, what are the options for:

* shorter mirrors; I could keep the stock ones for touring but maybe something shorter for commuting? I'll give up some visibility but I'm used to that;
* potentially shorter bar ends? Not sure how much of a difference that would make but every little bit helps.

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Hi. One of my other bikes is a Honda CBR1000rr and that is really skinny. So I thought adding the ninja 1000 to the stable might be tricky for traffic. But actually I get through really quickly by simply setting the mirrors inwards. They can be turned at the stalk to turn about 180 degrees, and then can pop out in regular traffic and on the motorway. They don't even need resetting to the correct mirror position because you adjust at the stalk only. You do have to turn your head to see behind but that is easy on the ninja 1000 because of the upright position.
 

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That is actually kind of nice that you can flip them back in position easily. If you could put them with the stalks straight up, you may still be able to use the mirrors but they would most likely not stay in position.

I'll give it some more time; I just need to get in the mindset I'm not on the Daytona; I put 44k mi on that bike so it's like an extension of my body at this point LOL
 

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Well full in and full out click into place. Half way may be a bit flimsy.
 

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Yea, halfway would probably vibrate back in place.

At least I didn't hit any mirrors today :D. Just not confident yet with the narrower gaps but normal splitting is going well :).
 

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http://www.amazon.com/Astra-Depot-Adjustable-Motorcycle-Kawasaki/dp/B0083SL82A/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1437657039&sr=8-2&keywords=motorcycle+bar+end+mirrors

As an example: You can see the different views on this link. If you orient the mirrors inward, your profile is as wide as the handlebars. I tried that but my glove knuckles would rub the mirrors.

I use them outward with 1" convex mirror insets and they work great.
Would love to live in a state that allows lane splitting to see if it helps or hinders that scenario.
 

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On a couple of my other bikes I have run bar end mirrors. They are pretty bad as far as visibility but back then the only thing I was concerned with was a red light coming up behind me. My old hypermotard was the worst with its mirrors. I would cut traffic going tack-tack-tack hitting other peoples mirrors the whole way lol.
 

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http://www.amazon.com/Astra-Depot-Adjustable-Motorcycle-Kawasaki/dp/B0083SL82A/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1437657039&sr=8-2&keywords=motorcycle+bar+end+mirrors

As an example: You can see the different views on this link. If you orient the mirrors inward, your profile is as wide as the handlebars. I tried that but my glove knuckles would rub the mirrors.

I use them outward with 1" convex mirror insets and they work great.
Would love to live in a state that allows lane splitting to see if it helps or hinders that scenario.
That could potentially work. I'd have to measure the difference in width between the mirrors and bar ends to see if it's significant. These bar end mirrors may be worth a try; cheap enough.
 
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