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What do you think of the mirrors on the z1000? would you buy aftermarket and change them?
 

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Yes I hate my mirrors, I would love to replace them with some cool looking bar end ones but havn't found any I like yet. Any one have some suggestions?
 

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Have you tried looking on ebay? You'd be surprised what you can find there with a good enough search.
 

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If you are looking for Bar End mirrors, CRG makes a great set. A little expensive....but made in the USA and nice. (Around $85/ea)

I have also seen some really gorgeous mirrors from Rizoma - but price is ASTRONOMICAL! $300 for a pair!

I had a 2003 - hated the mirrors. The vibes didnt help. I put CRGs on it and they worked much better.

Now I have a 2010 - and the mirrors arent as bad as the old style - they are a little more "edgy" as far as design - not just the big ole rectangles like the old style. And, they work pretty good as well. So I doubt I change them...

I had bought a pair of $300 billet aluminum mirrors from Pro-One - the quality was great, but due to the vibes on the 03, one of the mirrors actually broke off the stalk and smashed when it hit the ground! The company provided me with another free of charge - but I never used them again....they were more useless than the stock mirrors due to vibes!
 

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I have had 2 sets (Lanesplitters) and both were very good quality. They don't vibrate much/if any, even at interstate speeds. Very sturdy, I wouldn't have gotten the 2nd set if I hadn't had an offroad "excursion". :eek:
 

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whats the quality like on the crg's? do they look sturdy? are they made from good materials?

I would say so - billet aluminum with cut "CRG" in them, glass is replaceable if you break the mirror only - and it is held in with this small screw and a rubber grommet. Vibes pose no issues that I ever encountered - they were far superior to the stock mirrors.

My ONLY complaint - bar end mirrors require that you take you eyes off the road in front of you. A couple of times I looked down and when I looked up, traffic was stopped in front of me! Thank goodness for quick reflexes!
 

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I would say so - billet aluminum with cut "CRG" in them, glass is replaceable if you break the mirror only - and it is held in with this small screw and a rubber grommet. Vibes pose no issues that I ever encountered - they were far superior to the stock mirrors.

My ONLY complaint - bar end mirrors require that you take you eyes off the road in front of you. A couple of times I looked down and when I looked up, traffic was stopped in front of me! Thank goodness for quick reflexes!
very good point
 

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I would say so - billet aluminum with cut "CRG" in them, glass is replaceable if you break the mirror only - and it is held in with this small screw and a rubber grommet. Vibes pose no issues that I ever encountered - they were far superior to the stock mirrors.

My ONLY complaint - bar end mirrors require that you take you eyes off the road in front of you. A couple of times I looked down and when I looked up, traffic was stopped in front of me! Thank goodness for quick reflexes!
+1 on that. Bar end mirrors look better in my opinion but that split second you take to look at them could be a very bad thing. Even worse if you're going pretty fast on the highway.
 

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I would say so - billet aluminum with cut "CRG" in them, glass is replaceable if you break the mirror only - and it is held in with this small screw and a rubber grommet. Vibes pose no issues that I ever encountered - they were far superior to the stock mirrors.

My ONLY complaint - bar end mirrors require that you take you eyes off the road in front of you. A couple of times I looked down and when I looked up, traffic was stopped in front of me! Thank goodness for quick reflexes!
this is a very good point. On a cruiser is one thing on a fast bike like the z1000 your eyes should be on point at all times.
 

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I have had 2 sets (Lanesplitters) and both were very good quality. They don't vibrate much/if any, even at interstate speeds. Very sturdy, I wouldn't have gotten the 2nd set if I hadn't had an offroad "excursion". :eek:
Hi, i want to buy arrow mirrors from CRG, i went to their site and found that they sell adapters for bar end too. I unscrewed the stock bar end and what i saw that the bar isn't hollow but it has a threaded insert welded in, so i can't use the CRG adapter. Can u give me some hints how to put them on?
 

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Personally, I'd recommend getting Rhinomoto bar end weights that act as mirror mounts for CRG mirrors. I had them on my 599 and they worked great. They were more effective than the stock bar weights against the vibration and they fit the mirrors perfectly. Great group to deal with.

I gotta order a set for the Z once I give up being a tightwad.
 

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posted onzrx forum abouy adaptors. they have them for the rex don't know if they'll work on z. with jacket can only see my shoulders.and cooler weather is coming. no answer yet.
 

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Depends on what you want, I guess. A pair of the CRG adapters are $40, so for $20 more you're getting a functional weight and a protective slider.
sound like a good bargain to me. $20 more for the weights isnt that big of a deal. plus like you said they can double as sliders. like they say, if youre going to do it, do it right.
 

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is there any aftermarket mirrors to the 2010? i dont want to change the actual mirror but the bar it's attached to, want to have it shorter/lower from the handlebar so to speak. Now the bike looks like Mickey Mouse on steroids.
 

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that is a great analogy. sounds like most of don't like the mirrors, but come to think of it, i can't think of any of the bikes that i've owned that i liked the mirrors on anyway. always change them. haven't found any i like yet.
 

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Just check the diameter of the bar and go on e-bay. There's plenty of motocross bars. I guess u think about a bar with a bit lower rise and less pullback, that will bring u a bit lower and more to the front of the bike, and make it look more sporty.
 
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