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    Hi folks,

    It's the week between Christmas and Grad School semester starting, which means I get to work on my bike for a bit. Just got her un-dented and re-painted. Swapping out my busted-up speedo for a Trail Tech Vapor Stealth this weekend.

    I swapped out my stock mirrors for a solo bar-end a long time ago. When the left side one broke in the same incident that shredded my paint job and speedo, I just popped the right bar-end mirror that came with the set onto the bike.

    As I'm going to upgrade to a CRG Hindsight Lanesplitter, I notice that every picture I've come across has the solo bar end on the left. Is there a logic behind this? Or is it simply just what's done?

    Thanks for the insight!
    Last edited by HawkGEye; 4 Weeks Ago.

    #2
    Oh, and if anyone has a suggestion other than a CRG Lanesplitter, I'm open to it.

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      #3
      Originally Posted by HawkGEye View Post
      Hi folks,

      It's the week between Christmas and Grad School semester starting, which means I get to work on my bike for a bit. Just got her un-dented and re-painted. Swapping out my busted-up speedo for a Trail Tech Vapor Stealth this weekend.

      I swapped out my stock mirrors for a solo bar-end a long time ago. When the left side one broke in the same incident that shredded my paint job and speedo, I just popped the right bar-end mirror that came with the set onto the bike.

      As I'm going to upgrade to a CRG Hindsight Lanesplitter, I notice that every picture I've come across has the solo bar end on the left. Is there a logic behind this? Or is it simply just what's done?

      Thanks for the insight!
      Probably a throwback to ages ago when cars only had mirrors on the left side.
      Brian - Richland, WA
      1991 Hawk GT
      1997 VFR

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        #4
        If you drive on the right side of the road, you want a mirror on the left. If you drive on the left side of the road, right.
        If you only have one mirror, wouldn't want it where there is more traffic, that's supposed to be going faster than you?

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          #5
          Left yo.

          IMO.
          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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            #6
            Originally Posted by 6 View Post
            Left yo.

            IMO.
            to-the-left-tyga.gif

            LT
            "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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              #7
              I use two of the classic Napoleon mirrors. High quality, and fold to multiple positions.
              I often ride with groups, and two mirrors are very useful.
              Last edited by ricksax; 4 Weeks Ago.

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                #8
                Thank you for all the thoughtful (and amusing!) info!

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                  #9
                  What's a crg lanesplitter?
                  *Shuffles over in slippers and bathrobe to the internet machine*

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                    #10
                    For the longest time I ran a left side mirror only because I was using an F3 master cylinder that wasn't threaded to use a mirror. When I went back to a Hawk MC and a right side mirror it seamed strange.
                    ASMA #139

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                      #11
                      A CRG lanesplitter seemed to be the most highly recommended bar end mirror according to my forum thread investigation. I have a Todd's shooter rn, which looks cool, but is about as useful as a Santa ornament hanging from the handlebar.

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                        #12
                        Left!

                        But honestly having two is better...

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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by ThePanda View Post
                          Left!

                          But honestly having two is better...
                          IDK, having none works out pretty well too..

                          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                              #15
                              When I did use a bar end mirror and I chose one side, it was the right side. You have to be more careful not to have interference with the throttle tube. But for me, it was easier to look over your left shoulder since you can let go of the left grip and twist pretty far to see the left lane. The right side, not as much since I have to keep my hand on the throttle. It's a little difference but it is easier. This was why I preferred a mirror on the right side more than the left.
                              Eric Y.
                              NT663/VFR800/CBR600F4i
                              Yuzon Designworks

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