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: