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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-12-2016, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Got Mirror Extensions?

Hi Everyone,
Does anyone sell mirror extenders that are painted to match the 014 red color?
I like my new gloves and jacket but don't really need to check em out everytime I look in my rear views.
Are the mirror extenders a worthwhile investment?
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Follow up on 3/06/16: So I took the advice of several posts here.
1) I purchased the SW Motech Mirror extenders from Twisted Throttle. The bottom line for me is... THEY WORK GREAT! the extenders pushed the mirrors up and out enough to where they are completely user friendly. I have xlnt vision directly behind me. With the mirrors correctly positioned I get great side vision as well as unobstructed view to the rear. I can now use 95% of the mirror vs about 65% before.
My only gripe about the SW Motech Mirror Extenders is the finish. Instead of being smooth and polished they had these uneven lines running around them. Not impressed. I can live with the black color but if I ever want to paint match them I will need to spend a good deal of time sanding them smooth or else the paint will not look smooth and professional. I expect a lot more out of German quality, especially given that the price was high!
Summary... Function = A+ . Form = D-.


2) I purchased a set of the Adjustable Blind Spot Mirrors but given the success of the extenders have not used them.

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Its a common problem on many bikes.
Riding position has a lot to do with mirror interference. Many people ride with their elbows pointed out, parallel to the ground. Using the outside edge of the palm to support upper body weight on the bars. This position blocks most of the mirror surface with jacket and elbows.
Rotating your elbows DOWN so they are pointed at the ground is the preferred riding stance. Elbows hang loose (you can swing them around) and a very light grip on the bars. Your bar grip should be light enough that a buddy can slip a coat hanger wire between the grip and your palm. Your grip should only support the weight of your for arm. Upper body support is done with the abs.
Try it out. It take lots of practice to make it an unconscious position but it is far better for comfort and especially bike control.

AND will clear the mirrors for a better view.

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I have the TT extenders........ looked OK on the '07. I didn't paint them, pretty soon you don't notice them..... 'spoze you could paint them if you liked....... they are a hard plastic.

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After much research I ended up purchasing a set of 01 to 05 FZ1 OEM mirrors from Bike Bandit, using the AMA discount. I have not received the mirrors yet, but it seems many owners preferred the FZ1 mirrors over the extenders.

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With my elbows straight down, at my sides, all I see is elbow and arm. I'm about ready to do something with them. Where does one find the TT extenders Ray? Applicable to your 2014?

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With my elbows straight down, at my sides, all I see is elbow and arm. I'm about ready to do something with them. Where does one find the TT extenders Ray? Applicable to your 2014?
TT = twistedthrottle.com
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So they're actually the SW Motech, sold through TT. I was looking for a TT brand. Nice product. And they're proud of it at $84 plus shipping. I doubt I'd be sorry though. Thanks.
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With my elbows straight down, at my sides, all I see is elbow and arm. I'm about ready to do something with them. Where does one find the TT extenders Ray? Applicable to your 2014?
Seriously?
How far in do you have your mirrors adjusted?
All that I can see is the top and very tip of the bar end and my last knuckle in the bottom of the triangle. I just sat on the bike and looked.
I ride with my mirrors adjusted almost as far out as they will go.

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Seriously?
How far in do you have your mirrors adjusted?
All that I can see is the top and very tip of the bar end and my last knuckle in the bottom of the triangle. I just sat on the bike and looked.
I ride with my mirrors adjusted almost as far out as they will go.
Uh... people DO come in different sizes...

I'm 6'2 and have wide shoulders. I too enjoy the look of my elbows, even tucked firmly against my sides while riding, with the stock mirror setup.

I have the SW Motech extenders; they're just (delrin?) plastic extrusions, unpainted, which goes against OP's desires. They lift the mirrors more up than out, but it gives me a *better* view than the stock position, but I still have to peer around my elbows if I want to be able to see something that's directly to my rear.
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Used FZ 1 mirrors on my '14. They're black but look pretty much stock. Certainly a much improved sight picture...no elbows or arms and I can see directly behind the bike.

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