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Anyone know where to get bar-end mirrors for the S? I saw the S on ebay with them and was interested in them. (I don't like the looks of just leaving those mounting brackets from the original ones though...)
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I agree the 'S looks hunkered down and mean without the stock mirrors. What are your plans for the holes in the body work where the stock mirrors mount?

As much as I do like the look of the bike without the mirrors, I like the effectiveness of the stock mirrors even more. This is one case where I prefer function over form.

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I also prefer the function over form.

I do alot of lane splitting, the stock mirrors help me guage what is passable and what isn't.
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No can do with hated grips.
First thing I wanted to do was ditch the antennae and put on the bar-ends.
No way Jose'.
I got the heats.
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Somebody should do something with the backside of the turn signal pod! Lot's of wasted space there.... I saw a K12 which had mirrors there.. Not sure how visibility would be, but I would think with some kind of fisheye mirror towards the outside you could see a car or two!
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personally I prefer bar ends



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Retro? yes. Practical for the amount of lane splitting I do? Hell no.
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I live in Washington, DC which can get very congested.
I don't have any problems at all getting around with my bar ends.

I am a Washingtonian and know my city extremely well, so I just use alternate routes to avoid most congested situations.

I am not too big on lane splitting, but I do occasionally when traffic has come to a complete halt without a problem.
I use to split lanes when I was a Motorcycle courier for 10 years but that was then.

Each mirror gives you view of each lane very well, they also give me a better view of the road when my co-pilot is aboard, unlike the shoulder view I got with the stock mirrors.

It's a Personal choice and it does take a little adjusting to get use to them.


I love them.

I've also tried 99 K1200RS mirrors, which gave me a great view of the road but vibrated a little too much.




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D. Carmicheal,

Where do you get the bar ends ?

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Well, I have heated grips, why won't bar-ends work? And, everyone ad so much input, yet no place to get them!!!!
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What about having those mirrors (mayby not these round ones...) a bit down on the side panels?

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Hey Carmicheal,

Are those clamp-on mirrors?
If so, yes, I want some so where'd ya get them.
They look like bicycle mirrors.
I have heated grips an the Throttlemeister, so no regular handlebar inserts possible.
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Hi guys....I use and recommend Napoleon baron handlebar mirrors. I utilized my stock mirrors to make cover plates by cutting off the arms and polishing the plates smooth.
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The K1200RS mirrors look like a good fit into the handelgrips of the S.....

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Jeff, no probs there. I even think you can stick most mirrors in those holes. What I don't like is the fact that your hands are no longer 100% free. Does look much better, the fairing without mirrors




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Rob, I agree ? the stock mirrors are very functional, and would be a great place to put radar/laser warning recievers...


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now where to pit them in the tail....?
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Hey DC your making me homesick. So go down to Murphy's in Old town and have a Guiness for me please.
There are no good pubs out here in Sunny San Diego, just juice bars and tanning places.


And is the S bike not the prettiest thing from behind! Man I think so, most every other bike hides their engine, but these things just hang'em out there. Love.

Did you do anything to fill in the holes where the stock mirrors went? I have been waiting for someone on this board to say they now know how to plastic weld. Then I have'em fill in those holes and I'd use some bar ends too.

And were those shots at the track they just reopened out there near Dale City (or there about?) ya look like your in a bike pit area.

Blah blah...
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