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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-15-2001, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Bar End mirrors

In case anyone's thinking that the standard RS mirrors are too big and offer inadequate rear vision, here's a neat solution. Bar end mirrors let you see what's RIGHT behind as well next to you, and present much less frontal area. These ones fit with minimal modification, are well made and best of all they're only $8.95 a pair! Highly recommended. Get them from http://www.lickbike.com/i3235050.htm
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-03-2002, 11:19 AM
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I've been considering throwing some Napoleon bar end mirrors on my S3, but first I'll check out yours. Thanks for posting the link.

Quick question, how's the field of view on those? Are they convex and, if so, does it create a lot of distortion?
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I recently put the Napoleon bar end mirrors on my '01 Speed Triple.
They are a HUGE improvement! I can actually see out back now.
They are very adjustable as to where you can set the mirror, above
or below the bar, way out wide, or somewhere in between.
Be aware however; you will need to "trim" the rubber plug
that compresses into the bar end and holds the mirror in place.
If you remove the bar end, and look inside the bar, you will see
a sleeve or something inside, almost like it's a double thick bar.
The rubber plug hits that before the mirror bracket seats all the
way against the end of the bar ( a quarter inch or so). You'll have to
trim away (a little at a time) some of the plug, to form a taper.
I used the bench grinder, but a sharp blade would work.
I also needed to slide the brake and clutch levers inward just a
bit to clear the mirror bracket, which is now where the bar end
weights were. It sounds more complicated than it really is. It's
just too bad the Triumph bar has that sleeve in there. If only
the original mirror stalks had been splayed out more...
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Thanks for the tip, Miyagi!
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The third Eye mirrors are convex and produce a great field of view with no distortion and very little vibration. The only downside is they're a little small, and the angle of the bars means your hands get in the way unless you move your head a little.

They fit very nicely, and replace the 3/4'' end caps on the RS's bars like they were meant to be there. I'm in Glendale, if you want to try them for size send me a PM.
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Frame sliders..?

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INJECTED: Are those frame sliders in the picture of your RS...?

Where you got them..?


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My first post on this site.

Ok, here's the deal, I bought a 2002 Sprint RS, Yellow in June. I'm nearing 3000 miles on it and I've got to say it flat rocks. Keep that baby wound up and it will flat scoot through the twisties and is pretty darn comfortable too! I will however be sending the stock saddle to Sargent this winter for some enhancment. Just needs a little help to get the comfort level where my 6' 245lbs frame needs it.

I really really thought about buying the Daytona, but finally selected the RS because I tend to take all day and multi day rides in the spring and fall. Not sure the Daytona would be comfortable enough.

What would I change? Though the looks have definitly grown on me, it still kind of has that Bull Dog beauty, a face only a mother could love. I have the carbon tank pad, belly tray, and rear hugger on it and it is definitly a unique bike around here! Gets a lot of attention. The suspension is really good on this bike, best I've ridden. But, the fork only offers preload! I would like to have an USD fully adjustable fork and compression damping adjustment on the shock.

The Triple makes the most intoxicating growl at RPM and pulls hard from 4500 well into the red! Gotta love that!

Forgot to mention! Those are not frame sliders in the pic above. I have put Skyking products frame sliders on my bike however. They paid for themselves in full when my wife dropped the bike in our driveway. A very small scratch on the belly pan and a bent shifter, which I fixed, was the ony damage to the bike.

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Re: Frame sliders..?

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INJECTED: Are those frame sliders in the picture of your RS...?
They look like Turn-Signals to me.........
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Yeah, they're the indicators. But if you want some sliders try http://www.skykingracing.com/skykingproducts/item_020b/ - I haven't used them but they look good installed.
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I have the SkyKing sliders. Good stuff. The only sliders for the RS that doesn't require cutting the fairing. However, the bracket that allows this makes me wonder how good they would work in a true slide. They work great for just simple drops though.

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