need better street mirror for 650l. advice?


10 replies to this topic
  • helmer

Posted March 03, 2007 - 11:14 AM

#1

Hi. I've got the stock left mirror on now. I had a "L" 10 years ago and hated the mirrors. Just because i'm broad shouldered,not because of the mirror. So my question is... For street riding, which is 99% where the bike is, is there a different mirror i can install that would help for visibility? any advice welcome. thanks!:applause:

  • squatpuke

Posted March 03, 2007 - 01:45 PM

#2

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Bump....same here...

I have to squeeze my shoulder in to use either stock mirror on my L.

  • Whiteman

Posted March 03, 2007 - 10:01 PM

#3

I am looking too...

  • rebelventurer

Posted March 04, 2007 - 06:49 AM

#4

I keep hearing the kawasaki klr 250 mirror is better :applause: but can not verify. I tried some rectangular aftermarket mirrors, but they did not hold up to the rigors of off road. I have to admit the stockers are tough, their just too tall and not wide enough. One solution would be to apply heat to stalk of mirror at the bend and tweak it to suit you. I will try this with mine and post results.:lol:

  • helmer

Posted March 04, 2007 - 12:18 PM

#5

yeah. well, i've got to do some thinking. if i come up with a better idea, i'll let you guys know...

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  • 07XR650L

Posted March 05, 2007 - 06:52 AM

#6

Has anyone ever tried those bar-end mirrors? I don't know if they would work well, but I've always been curious.

Something like these (near the middle of the page):

http://www.newportcy...etc/mirrors.htm

The only issues I can think of would be vibration and if you laid the bike down.

  • JUNIOR650

Posted March 07, 2007 - 01:54 PM

#7

check out the adjustable mirrors here! http://www.dual-star.com/index2

  • TahomaTom

Posted March 07, 2007 - 06:15 PM

#8

I dont like the stock ones but catn picture being able to split lanes with anything wider.

There is no point in riding around where i live in California if you cant split lanes.

  • rebelventurer

Posted March 07, 2007 - 06:26 PM

#9

check out the adjustable mirrors here! http://www.dual-star.com/index2


Did you really mean here....
http://www.dual-star...ble_mirror2.htm
They look like they might just be the thing!!!!:lol:
Thanks, and they are inexpensive enough too. The only thing is the hose clamp mount, seems a bit primative, but hey its a mirror and they would be a $100 with some fancy billet mount, I would tape my bars at mounting location so as not to scratch my pro tapers! :applause:

  • goodwin74b

Posted March 08, 2007 - 09:38 PM

#10

I bought these mirrors at Cycle Gear the other day to replace the little snail mirrors that I had. These are great. The best part is that they are only $20 for the pair. Check out my site to see the photos.

http://web.mac.com/g...te/mirrors.html

  • LesJive

Posted March 09, 2007 - 07:11 AM

#11

Here's the KLR250 mirror on my 650L. Same thread, screws right in.
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