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Old 04-15-2013, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2012 650 and i want to get sum bar end mirrors.. The one at my local cyclegear has speedbuilt is the brand i think?

My problem is this is my 1st bike and im unsure how to properly install them? From what i understand is i need to remove the bar ends and the core inside the bars? After i unscrew the bar ends i remove the end? Is that all that is with the bar end? Or is there more inside the bars? Do i have a core? Im really not sure how to do this.. I bought the mirrors awhile ago and returned them because i thought they didnt fit? Now i realize i needed to remove more than just the ends so im now trying to figure it out before i go out n get them again.


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The 1st picture is what i know how to remove.. Is that the whole bar end or is there more in there? The second 2 pictures is what i believe the core may be? Or is that the rest of the bar end? Any advice on how to properly remove this would b great help!!2012/2013 ninja 650 bar end mirrors-imageuploadedbymo-free1366068750.176279.jpg2012/2013 ninja 650 bar end mirrors-imageuploadedbymo-free1366068786.688953.jpg2012/2013 ninja 650 bar end mirrors-imageuploadedbymo-free1366068809.273683.jpg


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There are different types of bar end mirrors on the market, what you have unscrewed is the "bar end" and now you can fit the screw in type of bar end mirrors in place of the bar end weight you just removed, and that would eliminate any further modifications..
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Ok so then the ones i was looking at that actually fit inside and is expanded to secure in the bars wont work on this?

Just for my knowledge what i pulled off was the weight? Is that the whole piece or is any of it still inside my bars? And is there a removable core on these or is it a single piece? Thanks for the help


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To confirm - what you have pulled off is the weight, all of it. What is left inside is a threaded section inside the handlebar, which I do not believe is removable (it may be, but I have no idea how you would get it out, if its even possible, without a lot of heat application).

See if you can find the same bar end mirrors to suit a kawasaki handlebar, instead of generic ones, and they will have a screw in style that doesn't have to expand to lock in, they will fasten to the thread already inside your handlebar, and that way you don't have to do any further work, just unscrew the bar end weight (which you have already done) and screw in the mirrors in place of the weight and voila! All done!
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well these are what im interested in buying for now SPEEDMETAL - Billet Bar End Mirrors - Mirrors - Add-ons - Accessories - CycleGear - Cycle Gear

will those work if i was to remove the pieces used to expand and just screw it into the threads at the end of the bars?

the reason i don't want to invest alot of money in them is im not sure if i will actually like them, the mirrors i have now are terrible to see around my arms..ive tried for the last year to find a "sweet spot" that i can put the mirrors in and get the most of them but cant find any position i like.. id rather just spend the 35 on these and see how i like them 1st.. now if my only option is to spend more money on them then thats probably what i will do but id rather buy this cheap pair 1st and test ride them for awhile..

anyways like i said thanks for your help.
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No worries, I have the same problem with finding a good mirror spot on my 2012 er6n, and I thought about bar end mirrors, but ended up just getting mirror extension/risers, which raise the existing mirrors on my bike and allow me to swing them out wider, mainly cause there is a bit of vibration thru the bars, removing the end weights and putting mirrors there wouldn't make it better IMHO..

A quick search on the net, and I found some people Dremel the welds around the existing handlebar thread welds and remove them (sounds hard) or they cut off the mirror expansions from the more generic types and screw them into the existing threads using the bolt that came from the bar end weight (or a long one if necessary).

Another alternative is CRG mirrors, which clamp onto your bar end weights, giving you the best of both worlds (keeping the weights on the end to help dampen vibration, AND giving you a good quality mirror at the end of your bar) this is a solution I would consider..
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With the mirrors in your link, you could easily remove the expansion part, and buy an appropriate length metric thread screw and screw them into the thread that your bar end weights came from... That would be the easiest (for me at least)..

CRG have a number of different models that the guys on the 1000's seem to like on another forum..

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Yea ive looked into the crg mirrors but at almost $80each plus i assume id need an adapter weight to actually clamp them to id b out almost $200 on somethin i may not even like.. I dont mind spending that much AFTER i have tried a cheaper pair for a few days.. Im starting to think i may need to just put the extra money down and cut my loses if i dont like them, sell em on ebay for cheaper


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Not having tried the cheaper mirrors myself, I can't comment.. But google tells me that guys on another forum haven't had much luck with the cheapies, saying that they discolour over a short time of exposure to the weather and that they won't hold position at high speed (freeway and beyond), so most have ended up doing their dish on the cheapies and bought expensive CRG or the like in the end anyway.. But of course, if you don't like them put them on eBay and sell them on.. Prolly only lose a few bucks (about the amount you would spend on cheap mirrors in the end)...

Maybe someone on this forum has some direct experience, but google is your friend for other forums and bikes when it comes to reviews..
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