Don't you hate those BRUTALE mirrors ?? - MVAgusta.net
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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Do you like the BRUTALE mirrors ??

In my oppinion the BRUTALE mirrors are just flat out ugly and all I see (saw)are my shoulders.
I also don't like the flimsy bar end mirrors (no offense to the guys who have them!).

So please look what I put on mine.

They are aftermarket parts for Harleys. I had them on one of my customs, so I thought they might look good on a BRUTALE too.

The mirrors don't fit right away because HD handle bars have a bigger inner diameter than the Brutale bars. The adapter had to be modified (30 minutes work on a lathe). I used the inner parts of the original MV bar ends to keep the rubber piece. So the mirrors are "rubber mounted" and still absorb handle bar vibration.

The mirrors are machined from a full block of aluminum and are black anodized - very nice.
The housing rotates 360 deg for the basic adjusment and the glass swivels 15 deg in each direction for the fine adjustment.

I have to admit they are fairly small but you see at least as much in them as with the stock mirrors.

What do you think?

BTW. I think I also found a solution for the stock mirror mount. MV doesn't sell the hinged top clamp of the F4's seperate. I'm waiting for some parts to come in and will post the results later.
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 01:35 PM
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Wow, that's really nice work. I personally don't think the stock mirrors are bad looking, but they are quite useless as mirrors.
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post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 01:41 PM
looks kinda 'cheap'......not working for me. and it removes your lanesplitting abilities (if you do that)
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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 02:13 PM
 
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Hmm, might look better in person - from the pictures, it appears like you mounted your tire pressure gauge on your bar-ends.
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post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 02:24 PM
 
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like the view of the stock mirrors better
wouldnt mount sidethings on my bike to be honest
if you ride with the stock mirrors for a while, you get use to them (i do)
did you say they come of a Harley ? arent you afraid they will fall off
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In my oppinion the BRUTALE mirrors are just flat out ugly and all I <a style='text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 3px double;' href="http://www.serverlogic3.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=23&k=see%20saw" onmouseover="window.status='see (saw'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">see (saw</a>)are my shoulders.
I also don't like the flimsy bar end mirrors (no offense to the guys who have them!).

So please look what I put on mine.

They are aftermarket parts for Harleys. I had them on one of my customs, so I thought they might look good on a BRUTALE too.

The mirrors don't fit right away because HD handle bars have a bigger inner diameter than the Brutale bars. The adapter had to be modified (30 minutes work on a lathe). I used the inner parts of the original MV bar ends to keep the rubber piece. So the mirrors are "rubber mounted" and still absorb handle bar vibration.

The mirrors are machined from a full block of aluminum and are black anodized - very nice.
The housing rotates 360 deg for the basic adjusment and the glass swivels 15 deg in each direction for the fine adjustment.

I have to admit they are fairly small but you see at least as much in them as with the stock mirrors.

What do you think?

BTW. I think I also found a solution for the stock mirror mount. MV doesn't sell the hinged top clamp of the F4's seperate. I'm waiting for some parts to come in and will post the results later.
Very clean. Whether someone likes them or not, the install is very "tidy". In general, mirrors on stalks are just not attractive and everything else is a compromise of some kind.

I'm just glad to see (in your signature) some diversity in your motorcycling interests (see my signature). And... how 'BOUT that 300C SRT8 in the background. Suh-weeeet!


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post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 03:28 PM
 
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I don't think the original mirrors look ugly because it flows with the overall design. Nor do I think they have bad visibility, unless you compare it with mirrors that go way up and out which are truly ugly. But I do have issues with the mirror vibrating so much.
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post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hmm, might look better in person - from the pictures, it appears like you mounted your tire pressure gauge on your bar-ends.
Finally a place to put the tire gauge
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did you say they come of a Harley ? arent you afraid they will fall of laughing:
Nope, I used a whole bottle of red loctite, you probably need a sledge hammer to get them off
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post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Very clean. Whether someone likes them or not, the install is very "tidy". In general, mirrors on stalks are just not attractive and everything else is a compromise of some kind.

I'm just glad to see (in your signature) some diversity in your motorcycling interests (see my signature). And... how 'BOUT that 300C SRT8 in the background. Suh-weeeet!
Thanks man, that is quite a selection you've got there, great variety of different styles.
For the 300, it's just a regular C not the SRT-8, but at least its got the HEMI
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