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Old 23rd June 2011
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Hello, the stock mirrors on my Nightster will not do the trick flipped on the drag bar that I have. Can anyone suggest a set of mirrors that will work well flipped on a drag bar?
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Show a picture? Mine works fine with flipped bars
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I'm using bar end mirrors on my drags...there off a mountain bike
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I have the stock mirror on the right side flipped down but I don't get the visual I want. Maybe I need to mess with it. On the left side I have my speedo mounted so the mirror get's in the way and also has the visual issue. I'll mess around with the stock mirrors a little more.
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Ohh gotcha. Sometimes you just have to bring the legs in a bit. I'm sure you will find the best view is at the strangest angle. I think its my right hand mirror that is turned almost vertically up and tilted towards me a bit that gets the best view
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I had 34" wide bars and the mirrors showed a lot! It was better than having them up top because my shoulders blocked them there.



When I went to the narrow bars, the view is much reduced - about 2/3 road view, 1/3 of my hip... I can still see enough, but there's definitely a difference. I'm partial to the shorter (I think 26") bars so I'm willing to deal with the reduced view.


What width are your bars and have you considered going wider?
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I put new bars on mine and I had to put the right on the left and vice versa. Works good, the only thing is the distance warning is upside down. No big deal.

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When I flipped mirrors on lower bars, tehy'd hit teh tank on full turns. SO off they came, and on went bar end mirrors.
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Good thread. I put mini apes on my custom and flipped the mirrors, but had to switch them back. Couldn't see in them without moving my elbows.
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Hello, the stock mirrors on my Nightster will not do the trick flipped on the drag bar that I have. Can anyone suggest a set of mirrors that will work well flipped on a drag bar?


My stock mirrors work better flipped with drag bars than they did with the stock bars and the mirrors upright. My drag bars are kinda wide and I have a 1" spacer under the stock handlebar riser. Gotta roll your knee out doing full lock turns but rear view is awesome, and it gives my bike a really great look.

Sure my mirror print is upside down too, but.

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