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Mine are the same. There is a certain RPM range where they become useless, but outside of that range they are ok. I'm not certain that it is solely the mirrors at fault. There are rubber dampers under the steering crown and they seem too soft to me. I'm sure they were intended to minimize vibration at the grips, but attach a mirror on a stick and you have a whole new scenario.
I recently added a small windscreen that mounts only to the handle bars. That really makes it noticeable as to how much movement there is within the dampers. I can push/pull on the bars and watch my windscreen move more than I would like it to. (ChopperCharles had once commented on bar mounted windscreens and he was right) I've only got 1,500 miles on my bike so hopefully you get some input from those that have logged way more miles than you and I.
 

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My mirrors don’t vibrate at all with the stock exhaust, no matter what rpm. With an aftermarket slip on there is a little vibration at a certain rpm, but it’s gone by cruising speed. Nothing that makes my mirrors unusable. In fact these are some of the best mirrors I’ve had on a bike, and I’m wishing I could retro fit them to my Honda.

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I dont spend much time lookin in them... unless Im stopping at a light. BUt when I do...
even if its buzzy. I can still tell wether or not somethings behind me. I dont go much over 60 though.
I read something about putting lead rope inside the bars .... It said Harleys had that or used to?
And maybe some of you guys who know... Dont those bar end weights help with vibration?
 

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stock mirrors seem to be rather crap. still in break-in, so RPMs are still fairly tame. at paved back road cruising speed, there is little ability to see behind me.
Yes, they are. Most of the reviews commented on it too. Charles must have the only smooth one!!:grin2:

I was always going to fit bar end mirrors anyway, because I just like them. However, a month after buying them, I found this forum, and Eddies post where he helpfully removed his bars, and found that Yamaha had, rather unhelpfully, welded a couple of weights inside each end of the bar (no doubt to try and address the vibration - it is a solid-mount v-twin after all - ****, even Harley have been rubber-mounting their engines for years now).

So, I’m going down the aftermarket handlebar route to allow me to fit my mirrors. Probably a set of Renthals. Will this help or increase vibration? Dunno - one of the guys on here has already changed his bars, and reports no increase in vibration. The mirrors I’ve got (Halcyon) are so heavy too, that they should
provide some damping qualities of their own. They also have the
benefit of not being mounted on the end of long, spindly stems.

Use the search function - you’ll find the threads I’m referring too. Think @Mellowrider is referring to a ‘Bar Snake’ - I’ve never known anyone fit one though.

Welcome from the UK, by the way. :smile2:
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Same experience here with the stock mirrors, at cruising speed they become fairly useless. As we ride on right-hand side of road in North America, the left side mirror is used most. With bar-end mirrors I can quell vibration by pressing finger on mirror without hand leaving bars. Shoulder checking is often best although more difficult as years roll on.
 

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Last year I was looking at rear view cameras for motorcycles. A small camera mounts to the licence plate frame or rear fender, and a 5 inch monitor mounts to the handlebars. Expensive, and for that reason I would probably never get one but they seem pretty cool.
 

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Last year I was looking at rear view cameras for motorcycles. A small camera mounts to the licence plate frame or rear fender, and a 5 inch monitor mounts to the handlebars. Expensive, and for that reason I would probably never get one but they seem pretty cool.
get a go pro, the one that mounts to the helmet in the front
it's small and compact.. and would help in case something happens (hopefully never)
also captures your ride and you can play it back

lots of fun... it's on my list... but when things straighten up (career wise) :)
 

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Last year I was looking at rear view cameras for motorcycles. A small camera mounts to the licence plate frame or rear fender, and a 5 inch monitor mounts to the handlebars. Expensive, and for that reason I would probably never get one but they seem pretty cool.
Haven't looked into this exact set up too much, but I don't see why you couldn't have a small camera with WiFi that could sync to your phone to use as a monitor. Lag would be miniscule enough that the rear image would be accurate for seeing approaching vehicles and other obstacles and would cost a lot less. My largest concern would be battery life for everything.

I don't know enough yet about powering additional items from the battery, but it would also be relatively inexpensive (less than $200) to set up a small 5" monitor and a CCTV or security camera running a composite (BNC) video signal.
 

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I don't know what magic is in play with Charles's mirrors, but I've got the same issue. Not sure how to estimate the RPM at 50-55 mph in 5th gear, but that's the peak point for me. Has anyone got a tach gauge installed?
 

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Live view - rearview camera

Yeah using your smartphone as a monitor is a great idea. Then all you would need is a small 12V wide angle camera with bluetooth. Pair it to your phone and voila!
 

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Well, maybe it's relative. I've got a 79 650 that vibrates so bad the mirrors are unusable beyond 45mph. At 55 on the SCR, there's a slight buzz, but only after installing an aftermarket exhaust. It wasn't there before I put the new pipe on. Mirrors still completely usable at that speed. Also... 55mph? I don't really go that slow...

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Also, watching some youtube videos of the SCR950 from teh rider's position, i'm not seeing any mirror vibration on those bikes either...

Charles.
Check out this guys comments, from about 7 minutes....


.....when I got mine, I thought “ah, I know what he means now”!! :grin2:
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I wonder if Malcolm's mirrors were street legal. Have you ever seen what these things go for if you can even find one?
 

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Here you go?
 
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